He made only one All-Star team, but reporters will tell you that the New Jersey Nets' Jay son Williams, who retired last week due to recurring injuries, made the All-Quote squad every year of his 10-year career. In tribute, we present the wit and wisdom of Chairman Jayson.
On finishing behind Toni Kukoc and Arvydas Sabonis in the 1995-96 Sixth Man of the Year vote: "I know one thing—I was the best American."
On mixed signals: "I went to Chicago, and they gave me a four-hour psychological test. Then they traded for Dennis Rodman."
On his (now-broken) engagement to model Cynthia Bailey: "We had a little problem over the prenuptial agreement. She said, 'We have to make some changes.' I asked her did her name change. She said no. I said, 'Well, there won't be any changes.' "
On settling a lawsuit with someone who said Williams manhandled him in a bar: "The best $30,000 I ever spent. I beat his fat ass."
On the Knicks' chances of winning a protest of a loss to Miami in 1998: " Stevie Wonder has a better chance of getting a driver's license than they do of having that overturned."
On which predictions come true: "In eight years here, I've been predicting championships, playoffs wins, wins over the Knicks. I say an ambulance will take me out of here before I give up, and sure enough, here come the sirens."