Jay Williams says NBA players bet $20,000 on rock, paper, scissors

Monday September 7th, 2015

Jay Williams stopped by the Brilliant Idiots podcast recently and talked about his brief stint in the NBA with the Bulls, including some of the outlandish behavior he saw in the locker room. 

Williams talks about the allure of the NBA’s fast money and how it can quickly lead to poor financial decisions, saying players would lose money in dice or cards, and quickly try to win it back in a high stakes game of rock, paper, scissors. 

“Think about gambling to the next degree, like rock, paper, scissors, $20,000 ... And don’t get yourself down in the dice game ... all the sudden you’re down $100,000 and you’re like ‘Bet it back, rock, paper, scissors’”

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Williams also talks about the dangers of gambling with Michael Jordan, and the motorcycle accident that ended his NBA career after just one season.

The former point guard also shares tales from inside the Bulls locker room last year in an interview with The New York Times.

You can watch the clip on YouTube or listen to the full podcast, which contains explicit language.

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