Ex-player Walt Williams says he never followed dress code in NBA


walt-williamsEx-NBA player Walt Williams has recently joined CSNWashington’s “Table Manners”, and spoke briefly about several things, including his NBA career and broke athletes.

Williams, who now works for UBS Financials, and when he was asked about making more money as financial advisor than he did while playing in the NBA, he said he never thought about that.

Over his NBA career, Williams appeared in 708 games (409 started), averaging 11.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He scored a career-high 40 points against Philadelphia in 1993.

He also played in 35 NBA playoff games, principally in a reserve role, and averaged 6.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.

When asked about broke athletes, namely those who have played in the NBA (Antoine Walker, Allen Iverson), Williams gave a simple explanation.

“It really is difficult, when you get that big amount of money, if you come from humble beginnings, which probably is the case with a majority of professional athletes,” Williams said.

“When you are 4-5 years in (the league), when you start to realize the reality, and if you’re lucky enough to be in a good position… then those are the guys who have success in the league,” Williams said.

Wearing a suit an a tie at the shoot, Williams admitted that he never wore suits before  he started working in the financial sphere.

“Some teams in the NBA had the dress code, some didn’t. If they did, I would still take the fine. I hated wearing suits,” Williams laughed.

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