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NYCkid12
02-12-2013, 12:05 PM
Not sure if this was a thread already, if so sorry just close it

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-10/sports/chi-jay-williams-20130210_1_jay-williams-motorcycle-accident-guys

I'm sure it happens in the offseason and player's down time a lot but before the game I find hard to believe

JiffyMix88
02-12-2013, 12:33 PM
Not sure if this was a thread already, if so sorry just close it

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-10/sports/chi-jay-williams-20130210_1_jay-williams-motorcycle-accident-guys

I'm sure it happens in the offseason and player's down time a lot but before the game I find hard to believe

I don't and now they have a good excuse why the played like ****

KnickaBocka.44
02-12-2013, 12:35 PM
Tyson Chandler, who was also a member of the team, has claimed that this is inaccurate.

Max Power
02-12-2013, 12:41 PM
I'm pretty sure dirtbags like Eddy Curry and Jailin Rose were on that team. It's easily could have happened.

Fired-Up
02-12-2013, 12:42 PM
What's the point? It's feels good. I play pick up high.

Big Zo
02-12-2013, 12:43 PM
So?

NYJ - NYY
02-12-2013, 12:55 PM
when i play any sport not gonna lie im always stoned.. makes me feel more comfortable and the less i focus on the game the easier it is to play

sfattahian
02-12-2013, 12:56 PM
Ya who cares... This isn't news. It's like saying NFL players are all on PEDs, duh?

MaloDaw9
02-12-2013, 01:11 PM
all these guys do is play ball and their muscle memory is so ingrained with basketball that i cant imagine it effecting their game much..maybe like playing with the flu or something

i on the other hand like to chill when i blow tree, ive tryed running pick up games blowed and its not for me.

NYCkid12
02-12-2013, 01:13 PM
Ya who cares... This isn't news. It's like saying NFL players are all on PEDs, duh?

If it was in the privacy of there home/hotel, I'd agree with you but if they're doing it in the locker room with team officials knowing, I'd have an issue with that

Rivera
02-12-2013, 01:13 PM
Some people play better when there high others dont. Weed is a huge part of the basketball culture no surprises hre

NYCkid12
02-12-2013, 01:14 PM
all these guys do is play ball and their muscle memory is so ingrained with basketball that i cant imagine it effecting their game much..maybe like playing with the flu or something

i on the other hand like to chill when i blow tree, ive tryed running pick up games blowed and its not for me.

I find that hard to believe...

Longhornfan1234
02-12-2013, 01:16 PM
No surprise. Weed is part of basketball culture.

Supreme LA
02-12-2013, 01:17 PM
I play a lot better when I'm stoned.

MrfadeawayJB
02-12-2013, 01:20 PM
jay williams must be a attention whore because everything he said is pretty much common knowledge

Pfeifer
02-12-2013, 01:27 PM
I used to play high level hockey stoned all the time, helps me focus.

Hawkeye15
02-12-2013, 01:41 PM
Like Barkley said at one point, "70% of the NBA smokes weed". It comes with the sport/culture.

SugeKnight
02-12-2013, 01:49 PM
I smoked with Klay Thompson behind Oracle Arena at halftime

Rain City
02-12-2013, 02:01 PM
rhythm sports like basketball are weed friendly... i played some HS baseball games stoned and was awful, i cant imaging football is good either, but hoop, hockey, skiing, skateboarding, volleyball are prolly doable.

Sly Guy
02-12-2013, 02:04 PM
unprofessional. Weed would make me lazy before playing, so I'd never do it. But weed any other time.....just fine by me.

Nomar
02-12-2013, 02:21 PM
And had premarital sex... SHAME ON THEM

MassoDio
02-12-2013, 02:51 PM
The only thing I can say to this is....Jay, your teammates were getting high before games, which does not endanger them. You were riding a motorcycle like a dumbass, which was prohibited in your contract, which did endanger your life, and ended your basketball career. Which one would you think is worse Jay?

Sadds The Gr8
02-12-2013, 02:54 PM
G-unit snitch

miller74
02-12-2013, 03:08 PM
I cant play without it lol, the one case where its a PED for me haha i turn into white chocolate version of jay williams

Cool007
02-12-2013, 03:30 PM
The only thing I can say to this is....Jay, your teammates were getting high before games, which does not endanger them. You were riding a motorcycle like a dumbass, which was prohibited in your contract, which did endanger your life, and ended your basketball career. Which one would you think is worse Jay?

Well Said.

NYCkid12
02-12-2013, 03:33 PM
The only thing I can say to this is....Jay, your teammates were getting high before games, which does not endanger them. You were riding a motorcycle like a dumbass, which was prohibited in your contract, which did endanger your life, and ended your basketball career. Which one would you think is worse Jay?

It does, a lot less than a motorcycle but it does harm your health

kubernetes
02-12-2013, 03:42 PM
I smoke and I can't imagine it would be good for your reaction times.

But hey, they're the pro ball players, so what do I know?

Silent
02-12-2013, 03:50 PM
I smoke and I can't imagine it would be good for your reaction times.

But hey, they're the pro ball players, so what do I know?


i used to play drunk and high all the time i had some of my best games being high and drunk

JdKing7
02-12-2013, 03:56 PM
I've heard this is true many of times way before he even said anything about this. IMO this just enhances the credibility that this was and I'm sure still is true for some players. I'd bet a majority of players in the NBA blaze and theres nothing wrong with that. So I don't have a problem with anyone smokin' a blunt before the game as long as it doesn't affect their play on the court.

Tysons_Beard
02-12-2013, 04:00 PM
livin the life~~~

Bruno
02-12-2013, 04:03 PM
smoking weed is incredibly common. incredibly.

...you can't play basketball drunk at a professional level.

abe_froman
02-12-2013, 04:07 PM
this was common knowledge at the time,its why the headband rule was put in place after paxson took over(they'd lower the to shield their eyes from bill cartwright)

"the shocking" part that this was suppose to be isnt that players smoked(most do),its that they did it before/during games which is less common.thus the "big news"

Lakers + Giants
02-12-2013, 04:31 PM
i used to play drunk and high all the time i had some of my best games being high and drunk

You were trippin, you were so high/drunk you THOUGHT you were playing good.

JNoel
02-12-2013, 04:40 PM
You become more focused, there's a reason why I'm playing great lately.

CityofTreez
02-12-2013, 04:48 PM
No news here....

Ron Artest was drinking Hennessey before the Bulls games even started, Trife Life!

BudGrant
02-12-2013, 05:11 PM
The "big three" in Milwaukee always did before games... sadly, that's the best our team has been for awhile. We need to draft and sign more hippies. No one can complain riding the pine when your puffin' the pine.

LA4life24/8
02-12-2013, 05:30 PM
Yeah i know a lot of ppl who play better stoned, i wasnt one of them but a lot of dudes i play w gettin stoned before we hoop, i dont see why its a big deal , when there are players using peds and stuff

LA4life24/8
02-12-2013, 05:33 PM
smoking weed is incredibly common. incredibly.

...you can't play basketball drunk at a professional level.

Ha so true, its hard to play at any level while your drunk true.story, its hard to even get off the ground when your drunk

SMH!
02-12-2013, 05:33 PM
You were trippin, you were so high/drunk you THOUGHT you were playing good.

:laugh2:

J_M_B
02-12-2013, 05:36 PM
Not surprised. I had a friend smoke with Mario Chalmers and Terrel Harris a few weeks ago ..

JasonJohnHorn
02-12-2013, 05:38 PM
To Jay Williams: Nobody likes a rat.

Also, yeah... people smoke weed. It's not a big deal.

JasonJohnHorn
02-12-2013, 05:45 PM
...you can't play basketball drunk at a professional level.


Keon Clark once said that he never played sober in his entire career, and he was one of the best shot blockers in the league when he played. Though it could be said that his alcoholism is the reason he wasn't in the league past the age of 28 and why he never got many minutes despite being a very talented player and putting up better numbers than some of the guys who got minutes over him.

Clark also said though that very few people knew about his alcohol problems.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3156390

Mataro41
02-12-2013, 05:50 PM
Yeah I played with guys who were stoned and they play with more confidence so they played better but that bulls team stunk

LeperMessiah
02-12-2013, 05:55 PM
Get high to jump higher

8kobe24
02-12-2013, 06:00 PM
Cool.

tp13baby
02-12-2013, 06:23 PM
What's the point? It's feels good. I play pick up high.

It feels good but you definitely play worse.

tp13baby
02-12-2013, 06:25 PM
Some people play better when there high others dont. Weed is a huge part of the basketball culture no surprises hre

I have never played with anyone that plays better high. High School, College, pick up games. I haven't seen one.

4milesperday
02-12-2013, 06:44 PM
The only time weed enhances your ability to perform is when you play video game, I always make sure no one I play against is high because I always lose. If the Bobcats are not smoking weed, I don't know what else they're doing with that record.

Supreme LA
02-12-2013, 06:55 PM
I have never played with anyone that plays better high. High School, College, pick up games. I haven't seen one.

Well I guess that's just the people you have been around. I definitely play better AT TIMES when I'm stoned but that isn't to say that I don't have days where I'm off just as I would if I were sober. The majority of times when I do play high my shot is more fluid and I'm a lot more creative with my ball handling. I know it does depend on the person because I know some people who are horrible when they are high.

R. Johnson#3
02-12-2013, 10:08 PM
What's the point? It's feels good. I play pick up high.

My court vision is actually insane when I play stoned. I make ridiculous passes. My form on my jumper goes to complete **** though.

LeperMessiah
02-13-2013, 12:53 AM
My court vision is actually insane when I play stoned. I make ridiculous passes. My form on my jumper goes to complete **** though.

Yea, it's a lot easier to process more things at once and make a snap decision correctly.

Vancity
02-13-2013, 04:48 AM
i used to play drunk and high all the time i had some of my best games being high and drunk

"Right guys?"

-Shooter

ThuglifeJ
02-13-2013, 05:19 AM
i on the other hand like to chill when i blow tree, ive tryed running pick up games blowed and its not for me.

I thought I was the only one! Everyone else gets better.. I find myself thinking Im doing good things but a teammate will point out I'm looking really slow with my handles and also Ill even miss a layup or two and not realize it lol

ILLUSIONIST^248
02-13-2013, 11:38 PM
Smoking weed is basically like smoking a cigaret except you get a longer head change. No big deal.

Raps08-09 Champ
02-13-2013, 11:43 PM
Lol at people saying weed is a part of basketball culture.

Krizzle88
02-14-2013, 01:53 AM
Why do people think weed is so bad? I'm smoking a blunt right now, weed is amazing

Krizzle88
02-14-2013, 01:55 AM
Smoking weed is basically like smoking a cigaret except you get a longer head change. No big deal.

Wrong!!! U don't know what the hell your talking about, 2 totally different things

tapajafri
02-14-2013, 02:14 AM
Smoking weed is basically like smoking a cigaret except you get a longer head change. No big deal.

not really...