They called Dominique Wilkins the “Human Highlight Film,” and for good reason. The man spent most of the 1980s dunking over people in vicious fashion. But that nickname should also apply to Jason Williams, a man who spent 12 years in the NBA producing arguably the finest passes the league has ever seen.
He was a killer on the fast break, he was part Pistol Pete, part Isiah Thomas, wheeling and dealing to players filling the lane. It was a sight to behold, and it was beautiful to watch. On Wednesday, his 40th birthday, the NBA paid tribute to “White Chocolate” with this glorious highlight reel from his days as a member of the Sacramento Kings.
Man, some of those passes to Chris Webber and Vlade Divac were just unbelievable. Sadly, Williams’ most famous highlight didn’t occur with the Kings, but rather in the 2000 Rookie Game.
“The elbow pass.”
In 2013, he recreated that moment on the 2013 NBA Legends Tour. It’s just so fun to watch.