The Boston Globe reports that former Boston Celtic Ray Williams is homeless, living out of his 1992 Buick in Florida. In the Globe's profile, Williams argues that the NBA and its current stars should be willing to lend a hand to former players-in-need.
Williams, 55 and diabetic, wants the titans of today's NBA to help take care of him and other retirees who have plenty of time to watch games but no televisions to do so. He needs food, shelter, cash for car repairs, and a job, and he believes the multibillion-dollar league and its players should treat him as if he were a teammate in distress.
Williams compares the loyalty he said he showed the Celtics during his playing career to the lack of loyalty the NBA shows him today.
However, Hall of Famer and director of the Legends Foundation Bob Cousy, says that Williams simply hasn't taken advantage of all the opportunities open to him through the NBA Player's Association.
"I'm in the middle of an emergency, and they're going to turn their backs on me?'' [Williams] said. "How about all these [NBA] guys with big contracts? Are they going to help?''