Jay Williams Says NBA Players Bet Thousands on 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' and More

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 7, 2015

JERSEY CITY, NJ - AUGUST 3:  Jay Williams #22 of the Chicago Bulls poses for a portrait during the 2002 NBA Rookie Shoot on August 3, 2002 at St. Peter's Prep School in Jersey City, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2002 (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images)
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Professional athletes have the ability to buy pretty much anything they want, especially once they get their second contract. Of course, they also have the ability to blow money on the simplest things—such as silly games—without caring too much.

Former basketball player and current ESPN analyst Jay Williams recently revealed just how free-flowing money is in the NBA.

Williams was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft. Although big things were expected out of him, he played just one season in the league. His professional career didn't last long, but he did get a chance to see what life in the NBA is like.

The 33-year-old Williams recently went on The Brilliant Idiots podcast and revealed that players would drop $20,000 on a game of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" and other similar games. (Warning: Video contains NSFW language.)

[Andrew Schulz, h/t SI's Extra Mustard]


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