Former Cavaliers’ Center John “Hot Rod” Williams Battling Cancer

Former Cleveland Cavaliers center John "Hot Rod" Williams is reportedly battling cancer and on life support in a hospital outside of Baton Rouge.

Former Cleveland Cavaliers center John “Hot Rod” Williams is reportedly battling cancer and on life support in a hospital outside of Baton Rouge

Williams, 53, spent most of his 13-year career as the sixth-man on the perennial playoff-bound Cavs during the mid ’80’s and early ’90’s. He was the Cavs all-time leader in blocked shots, until being surpassed by Zydrunas Illgauskus in 2009.