Jason Williams, the funky former NBA point guard once known as White Chocolate, will miss six to eight months after suffering a knee injury in the opening game of Ice Cube’s BIG3 3-on-3 pro hoops league.
The 41-year-old Williams injury was not the only one that marred what was otherwise considered a successful opening event. Corey Maggette’s leg injury required surgery. There’s been no word of his expected recovery time.
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The injuries were announced Wednesday during a conference call with Cube and Big3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz, who also detailed a couple of rules changes starting with this weekend’s game in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Games will be played to 50 points, instead of 60, with halftime coming when the first team reaches 25 points. Cube said that would help the four games per day move more quickly.
Hopefully, this is not a harbinger of things to come, as fans want to remember these great talents for what they once were, and not see them as some old dudes at the YMCA pulling up lame.