Ex-NBA star rebounding center in trouble with law, again

jayson-williams-home-netsFormer NBA center Jayson Williams got arrested by police and charged for driving under intoxication in Sullivan County, Time Warner Cable News reported.

47-year old Williams, remembered for his playing time with the New Jersey Nets, was charged with DWI after Sullivan County sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-car crash call on Route 121 in Hortonville.

The police said, Williams was having trouble standing, was slurring his speech and even failed a field on sobriety test. Williams was charged with driving while intoxicated and will appear in Delaware Town’s court on March 23.

Williams previously served time in prison for the shooting death of his limousine driver and a separate DUI sentence.

Williams played 9 seasons in the NBA for Philadelphia Sixers and New Jersey Nets. A defensive-minded forward/center made an NBA All-Star team in 1998, when he averaged 13.6 rebounds per game, second in the league.

The same season, Williams lead the NBA in offensive rebounds (443).

He had major leg injury during a 1999 regular season. According to Christian Post, he broke his right leg after a collision he had with his teammate Stephen Marbury. Williams was forced to undergo surgery, and never fully recovered from it. The injury prompted him to put an end to his basketball career.

Williams holds career NBA averages of 7.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg in 20.6 minutes of playing time. He appeared in 475 NBA games, starting 158.

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