This big-hearted memoir by the most promising professional basketball player of his generation details his rise to NBA stardom, the terrible accident that ended his career and plunged him into a life-altering depression, and how he ultimately found his way out of the darkness.
Ten years ago, Jay Williams was at the beginning of a brilliant professional basketball career. The Chicago Bulls’ top draft pick—and the second pick of the entire draft—he had the great Michael Jordan’s locker. Then he ran his high-performance motorcycle head-on into a light pole, severely damaging himself and ending his career.
In this intense, hard-hitting, and deeply profound memoir, Williams talks about the accident that transformed him. Sometimes, the memories are so fresh, he feels like he’ll never escape the past. Most days, he finds a quiet peace as a commentator on ESPN and as an entrepreneur who can only look back in astonishment at his younger self—a kid who had it all, thought he was invincible, and lost everything . . . only to gain new wisdom.
Williams also shares behind the scenes details of life as an All-American. He tells it straight about the scandalous recruiting process and his decision to return to Duke and Coach K—a man who taught him about accountability—to finish his education. He also speaks out about corruption—among coaches, administrators, players, and alumni—and about his time in the NBA, introducing us to a dark underworld culture in the pros: the gambling, drugs, and sex in every city, with players on every team.
This is the first of the 15-volume Danny Dunn series and features the original cover by acclaimed artist Ezra Jack Keats. Look for "Danny Dunn on a Desert Island," the second volume of the series, coming soon from Wildside Press!
Jay Williams inspiring book offers a total life makeover, including all the latest information on:
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Jay Williams provides a proven, quick 'jumpstart' action that will give you results within 24 hours - and inspire to keep going with more valuable lifestyle changes.
Danny and his best friend Joe soon get permission to join them, and the four take off in the scientists' plane. But when they crash-land in the ocean and are really marooned on an island off the coast of Peru -- the four must survive and come up with a plan to be rescued, using only their scientific ingenuity!
Danny Dunn on the Ocean Floor is the fifth novel in the Danny Dunn series of juvenile science fiction/adventure books written by Raymond Abrashkin and Jay Williams.
Danny Dunn, Time Traveler is the eighth novel in the Danny Dunn series of juvenile science fiction/adventure books written by Raymond Abrashkin and Jay Williams.
One afternoon, Danny's friend Irene is listening to her short-wave radio when she hears about a forest fire nearby. Danny realizes that the Professor and Mr. Pippit drove their cars in that direction. Soon the police spot the men -- but they are surrounded by fire! Danny things he knows how to rescue them and put the heat ray to practical use. But can he do it in time?
Danny Dunn and the Heat Ray is the seventh novel in the Danny Dunn series of juvenile science fiction/adventure books written by Raymond Abrashkin and Jay Williams.
Danny Dunn and the Fossil Cave is the sixth novel in the Danny Dunn series of juvenile science fiction/adventure books written by Raymond Abrashkin and Jay Williams.