Jayson Williams: The Chronology of a Killer

February 23rd, 2010 by Lucas Shapiro Leave a reply »
For a guy who had a career average of 7.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, 6'10" ex-NBA player, Jayson Williams , has gotten a good amount of attention lately. Unfortunately, this attention has come for all of the wrong reasons.

Williams has recently been sentenced to five years in jail for murdering his limousine driver, Costas "Gus" Christofi back in 2002.

For those of you who are new to this case, you may be wondering why he is just receiving this sentence.

In order to fully explain, we'll need to hop in to the time machine and take a look at everything that has occurred before, during, and after the murder.

1990: Jayson Williams from St. John's University was drafted by the Phoenix Suns, who later traded him to the Philadelphia 76ers before the season started. This could have been an early sign in which Williams was trouble straight from the start.

1996-99: Williams' career peaks while he is on the New Jersey Nets after averaging career highs in points (9.6), rebounds (13.0), and blocks (1.2) over that three-year span. 

1999-00: Williams is forced to retire due to nagging injuries and decides to write a b ...

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