Jason Williams is a retired professional basketball player from the United States who played as a point guard in the National Basketball Association for twelve seasons in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Jason Williams won an NBA championship in 2006 as the Miami Heat’s starting point guard.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Jason Williams was born on November 18, 1975, in Belle, West Virginia, the United States his age is 46 years old as of 2022 and Williams is an American citizen by nationality and follows Christianity religion.
Similarly, his birth name is Jason Chandler Williams and his birth sign is Scorpio currently, he is living in Belle, West Virginia. Jason’s father and mother’s name is Terry Williams and Delana Williams respectively. Likewise, his brother’s name is Shawn Williams.
Talking about his educational background, Jason Williams attended DuPont High School, which is now known as Riverside High School, for his high school education. Similarly, in 1995, he enrolled at Marshall University.
A year later, he enrolled in the University of Florida, where he remained until 1998.
Talking about William’s height he is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 82kg. Moreover, William’s eye color is blue and his hair color is light brown. Also, William’s shoe size is 12(US). Additionally, Williams has several tattoos, including a panther on his right arm and a dragon on his left arm.
Williams is a wealthy Former Basketball player and his estimated net worth is around $20 million. Williams used to receive an annual salary of $800k per year and his source of income is mainly his basketball profession.
Career and Professional Life
Regarding his career, Williams began his playing career while still in high school. He was a member of the DuPont Panthers at the time when he was the only player to record 1,000 points and 500 assists.
However, after coach Rick Barnes departed for Clemson, Jason enrolled at Marshall to play under coach Billy Donovan. Furthermore, Jason Williams entered the 1998 NBA Draft, where the Sacramento Kings picked him seventh overall in the first round.
Later that year, he was dealt to the Miami Heat in the most significant transaction in league history. Jason became the team’s third-leading scorer and one of just three players with more than 100 three-point baskets for the season.
However, Jason Williams had strong games in the 2006-07 season after years of inexperience. Before that season, he won the NBA Championship over the Dallas Mavericks, his biggest triumph. He declared his departure from the arena after a year with the squad.
However, he returned to the NBA as a member of the Orlando Magic. He stayed with the team until 2011 when he resigned from his contract. Following that, he rejoined the Memphis Grizzlies until retiring on April 18, 2011.
On February 1, 2017, Jason Williams declared his intention to participate in a 3-on-3 basketball league BIG3 contest. He played in the event’s first game but missed the remainder due to a knee injury.
Jason Williams announced his retirement for the first time on September 26, 2008. However, he attempted to return to the NBA a year later. Later, Jason officially retired on April 18, 2011, after a few years of professional play.
Apart from his earnings from basketball Williams too was linked with endorsing brands like Nike which has helped to add to amount to his net worth. However, Nike later changed their advertising campaign plan with him.
Awards and Nomination
Jason Williams won an NBA championship in 2006 as the Miami Heat’s starting point guard. Also, NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1999.
Williams married Denika Kirsty on September 12, 2003, who is a former member of the Florida Gators track & field team. Also, they have two daughters Mia Williams and Nina Williams, and one son Jaxon Williams. Moreover, there is no information regarding Williams’s past affairs or girlfriends.
Though Jason Williams is regarded as one of the best basketball players, he has had multiple run-ins with the police. In his first legal case, he was expelled from the University of Florida twice for testing positive for marijuana.
However, the NBA kept the circumstances of the case private, and Jason did not get his early payment. Moreover, Jason Williams spoke some words to a fan in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, in 2000.
The NBA penalized him $10,000 for his actions at the time. Jason Williams passed racist epithets toward Michael Ching, a Golden State Warriors season ticket holder, in 2001. During the Oakland Arena, the NB penalized him $15,000 for his acts.
Williams is very active on Instagram. He has 485k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @jasonwilliams55. Similarly, his Twitter handles @55buckets are followed by 98.4k followers. Moreover, Williams is not available on any other social media sites including Facebook.