Jay Williams has been fantastic on ESPN as of late. Overall, he has proven himself as someone who is very pro-player. Moreover, he has no qualms about getting into it with guys like Stephen A. Smith. If he doesn't like a take from someone, he is going to let them know about it, without any exceptions. At this point, Williams is valued by the company, and it has led to appearances on many of the top shows. This includes First Take where he sat across from JJ Redick today.
One of the many topics of conversation involved the current feud between Charles Barkley and Kevin Durant. Recently, Barkley stated that the current generation is too sensitive. Consequently, Durant came out and told Barkley to stop mentioning him. He also said that he will never respect what Barkley has to say as it just doesn't matter all that much to him. It was a very interesting back-and-forth, and Jay Williams certainly had a unique perspective on it all.
Jay Williams From The Top Rope
As you can see in the clip above, Williams told Redick that there is one simple argument that can be made which derails what Barkley is saying. Michael Jordan used to be best friends with Barkley. However, he stopped talking to Chuck over some mild criticism. MJ is considered one of the toughest players in NBA history, yet was extremely sensitive to being told that he was doing a bad job. Simply put, you cannot boil down sensitivity to today's generation. Everyone is guilty of it, one way or another.
Overall, this was a very solid point by Jay Williams. JJ Redick ultimately backed it up by saying that NBA players are some of the most sensitive in the entire world. Had Stephen A. Smith been there, it would have definitely been an interesting conversation. After all, Stephen A. likes to take up for and defend the older generation. Let us know what you thought of what Williams had to say, in the comments down below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from the basketball world.
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