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NBA Star Opens Up About Suicide Attempt And Smoking Weed Before Games

Once the #2 overall pick in the NBA draft finally comes clean about his suicide attempt and Bulls smoking weed before games.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Just goes to show that no one is immune to hard times, but it is great to see this baller back on his feet and doing great.

NBA Star Opens Up About Suicide Attempt And Smoking Weed Before Games

Jay Williams was a young man you appeared to have it all. He was a NCAA champion with the Duke Blue Devils and the #2 overall pick in the NBA draft. Yet, after just one season with the Chicago Bulls where he averaged 9.5 PPG and 4.7 APG, Williams attempted a very gruesome suicide.

Williams recently opened up to the New York Times about this incident stating, “I remember lying in my bed. And I’m just tired of being here. I didn’t want to be here anymore. I was so afraid to face people. And I didn’t really know who I was. And I didn’t really want anybody to see me. And I didn’t want to talk to anybody. I didn’t want to talk about it. I mean, to the point where I sat there, and I had this pair of scissors in my hand. I just kept going on my wrist. I wasn’t trying to go sideways. I was going vertical. I didn’t want to be here. At all.”

“That was the lowest point in my life,” Williams said. “And if I had more time, if the scissors weren’t dull, I think I would have followed through with it. I can’t say for sure. But I was leaning toward that.”

Williams had suffered career ending motorcycle injury shorting before the suicide where he sustained a total knee dislocation, a disclocated pelvis, a torn nerve in his left foot, a severed artery, and a torn hamstring from the bone. The former NCAA champion has had over 10 surgical procedures on his injured leg since that fateful crash in June smell popcorn?’ ”

When discussing the difficulty to adapt to the NBA game Williams stated, “I didn’t know how to handle it at first. I didn’t know how to be around it. Guys were on the bench, trying to kick it to girls in the stands, having ball boys run over. I mean, some guys were high.”

Asked to clarify, Williams said: “There were guys smoking weed before games. Guys asking in the middle of the game, ‘Do

Currently, Williams is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He attempted an NBA comeback in 2006, but was unable to regain his elite form.

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