Jay Williams won a national title at Duke and then became the second overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft behind Yao Ming. Then after his rookie season with the Bulls in which he averaged 9.5 points and 4.7 assists, Williams endured a brutal motorcycle accident that ended his career and nearly killed him.
He made some comeback attempts. The Nets and Heat gave him a tryouts. He spent some time in the D League. But he never played again in the NBA, and struggled at times with depression. But he got back on the beam to become a rising star at ESPN as a college basketball analyst. Ten years after the crash, HBO's "Real Sports" catches up with his story. The latest edition of the show premieres 10 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday. Here is a snippet: