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Jayson Williams

Jayson Williams (born February 22, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player. Standing 6 feet, 10 inches tall, he played for the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. In 2010, he pled guilty to assault in the shooting death of a limousine driver. He served an 18 month prison sentence. Williams was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round with the 21st pick of the 1990 NBA Draft. His draft rights were thereafter traded by the Suns to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1993 NBA first-round draft choice on October 28, 1990. After two seasons as a bench player with the 76ers, Williams was traded to the New Jersey Nets for conditional draft choices on October 8, 1992. While with the Nets, Williams only earned 12 starts in his first three seasons with the team before finally earning a full-time starting position in the 1996–97 NBA season. The following season, Williams had a career year, leading the league in offensive rebounds and offensive rebound percentage while also finishing the season in the top five in total rebounds, rebounds per game, total rebound percentage and offensive rating. Williams also received his first and

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Jayson Williams -- Ex-NBA Star Arrested ... Drunk Driving Crash

Jayson Williams
Ex-NBA Star Arrested ... Drunk Driving Crash

Former NBA star Jayson Williams -- the guy who shot and killed his limo driver in 2002 -- was arrested in Upstate NY last week after cops say he drunkenly crashed his Jeep into a utility… READ MORE >

NBA's Jayson Williams -- We Bet On 'TMZ' In Prison

NBA's Jayson Williams
We Bet On 'TMZ' In Prison

Prison's not just for license plate making and shower rape ... it's also for GAMBLING ... so says ex-NBA star (and ex-con) Jayson Williams ... who says inmates LOVE to bet on the TMZ show. … READ MORE >

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Jayson Williams -- Our Children Fear He'll KILL Them ... Says Estranged Wife

Jayson Williams
Our Children Fear He'll KILL Them ... Says Estranged Wife

Jayson Williams has threatened to KILL another person ... so says his estranged wife, who claims the ex-NBA star went on a violent tirade in front of their two young daughters, who now fear for… READ MORE >

- 794 days ago
Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams -- Released from Rikers Island

Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams
Released from Rikers Island

Disgraced former NBA superstar Jayson Williams is a free man again -- the 44-year-old was officially released from Rikers Island jail this morning. Williams completed 8 months of his 1-year… READ MORE >

- 1397 days ago
Jayson Williams' Estranged Wife Tanya Williams -- OUT of 'Basketball Wives: LA'

Jayson Williams' Estranged Wife
OUT of 'Basketball Wives: LA'

Tanya Williams, the estranged wife of incarcerated former NBA star Jayson Williams, will not be back for season 2 of "Basketball Wives: LA" ... in fact, she wasn't even invited to the reunion… READ MORE >

- 1548 days ago
Jayson Williams' Wife -- He's Loving Prison Life

Jayson Williams' Wife -- He's Loving Prison Life

For former NBA star Jayson Williams, doing hard time is like a trip to Disneyland -- at least that's what his estranged wife thinks of Williams' now extended sentence.Tanya Williams hit up an L.A.… READ MORE >

- 1998 days ago
Jayson Williams -- Another Year Behind Bars for DWI

Jayson Williams -- Another Year Behind Bars for DWI

Former NBA star Jayson Williams just got sentenced to a year behind bars for his DWI case ... but that sentence will have to wait until AFTER he finishes his current 5 years hard time for the… READ MORE >

- 1998 days ago
Jayson Williams -- They Call Me 'Big Daddy'

Jayson Williams -- They Call Me 'Big Daddy'

At 6'10" tall and 260 lbs., Jayson Williams is a big man ... and he has the nickname to go with it. TMZ has obtained Williams' new mug shot from the New Jersey Department of Corrections. In… READ MORE >

- 2156 days ago
Jayson Williams Can Score in Prison

Jayson Williams Can Score in Prison

Former NBA star Jayson Williams was taken to the clink this week after being sentenced to 5 years behind bars -- but there's an upside: The place has a b-ball hoop he can use to get in with the… READ MORE >

- 2175 days ago
Jayson Williams Sentenced - 5 Years Behind Bars

Jayson Williams Sentenced - 5 Years Behind Bars

Former NBA star Jayson Williams was just sentenced to five years in prison for the 2002 shooting death of his limo driver, Costas Christofi, and will be available for parole after 18 months.During… READ MORE >

- 2177 days ago

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