Former Chicago Bulls' 2nd overall pick Jay Williams knows a lot about losing in the stakes of life after ruining his NBA career via motorcycle accident after just one season in the league, Cameron Tomarchio writes for News.com.au. And the story of Williams also reveals that gambling with the great Michael Jordan can land you in some serious financial turmoil:
BEFORE Williams' career was cut drastically short, he made the most of living the high life.
He told a remarkable tale of fellow Bulls players gambling with the great Michael Jordan, and risking $100,000 on a simple game of paper, scissors, rock — seemingly forgetting the fact His Airness had more money than he knew what do with.
"When you see other guys on planes gambling money ... you start living that life.
"I used to have dudes on our team who were messing around with MJ. And MJ was like, ‘Bet it back, bet this back.'
"And I'm like, ‘Why are you f*cking with the big bank? Why are you f*cking with Brand Jordan? He can't lose. Last year he made $150 million, how are you messing with him?'
"Think about gambling to the next degree. Rock, paper, scissors you bet $20,000 all day long. Why wouldn't you? You get bored.
"And don't get yourself down in the dice game. Don't be in the corner and let some dude keep fading you out and all of a sudden you're down $100,000 and he's like, ‘Yo bet it back, rock, paper, scissors for $100,000.'"
I get pretty upset when I lose the "who's taking the trash out tonight" paper/rock/scissors, and I can't even imagine what losing $100K on it feels like.