MANILA, Philippines—Retired NBA participant Jason Williams marveled at how the purpose guard place has advanced in right this moment’s sport.
Williams, one of the crucial thrilling guards to observe throughout his heyday, couldn’t assist however be in awe of the present NBA level guards, who’ve taken the sport to larger heights.
“The talents of the guard right this moment, it’s loopy to me that the way in which they will rating and the way far they will shoot,” stated Williams throughout his media availability and meet and greet on Friday at NBA Retailer Philippines in Mandaluyong.
Williams was the prototypical level guard, whose major position was to arrange the offense and get his teammates concerned.
In right this moment’s sport, level guards like Steph Curry, Damian Lillard and Trae Younger amongst others, are finest identified for his or her offensive firepower relatively than their playmaking.
Requested who among the many present NBA gamers remind him of himself, Williams stated Charlotte Hornets star LaMelo Ball resembles his sport “somewhat bit.”
“I don’t assume any of them performed like I performed. Perhaps LaMelo Ball somewhat bit. However the guys are so good they usually can rating 30 factors each evening so it’s totally different. I might by no means rating 30,” stated Williams, who received a championship with the Miami Warmth in 2006.
Williams, who was drafted seventh general by the Sacramento Kings in 1998, was a basketball wizard with a knack for flashy assists and his nifty ball dealing with.
“I believe there are only a lot extra guys doing it these days versus once I was enjoying. There weren’t too many guys that have been doing it. Plus these guys are so good, they will do something,” stated Williams, who can be fondly referred to as “White Chocolate.”
The 47-year-old Williams, who performed for the Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies as properly throughout a 13-year profession, additionally gave recommendation for gamers who’re attempting to emulate his sport, significantly his dazzling dimes.
“I might say for those who wanna do issues like that, like behind-the-back passes, you must follow that stuff too. It’s not like you may simply exit on the ground and do it in a sport. I believe you must put within the work identical to taking pictures, dribbling, protection, and all the pieces else,” the previous NBA All-Rookie Crew member stated.
“The issues I did took numerous follow to study. I follow passing behind my again identical to how Steph Curry practices his bounce pictures,” he added.
Williams is on the town to grace the return of NBA 3X Philippines, which options an under-19 and open division for girls and boys and open class, over the weekend at Mall of Asia.
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