Eric C. Williams (born July 17, 1972) is an American former skilled basketball participant within the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1995 to 2007.
Williams appeared in a number of episodes of the fact TV present Basketball Wives, from seasons 1–4. Eric additionally went on to seem within the 2013 movie The Caribbean Heist. In 2015 Williams was featured within the portray, “Freedom from What,” a critically acclaimed paintings by Pops Peterson primarily based on “Freedom from Fear,” by Norman Rockwell.
He holds profession averages of 8.8 factors, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per recreation.
On February 13, 2007 he was traded together with the 2nd spherical decide within the 2009 NBA Draft that the Spurs acquired from the Raptors to the Charlotte Bobcats for Melvin Ely. On March 16, Williams was waived by the Bobcats to make room for Alan Anderson.
On June 21, 2006, Williams was traded with Matt Bonner and a second spherical decide within the 2009 NBA Draft to San Antonio for Rasho Nesterovič and money.
In 2005, Williams determined to launch his personal line of clothes honoring the fictional Negro Basketball League.
Following a collegiate profession which started at Burlington County College in New Jersey, then Vincennes University in Indiana, adopted by Providence College in Rhode Island, the 6′ 8″ small ahead was chosen by the Boston Celtics with the 14th decide within the 1995 NBA Draft. He performed two years with them earlier than being traded to the Denver Nuggets in the course of the 1997 offseason for a few second spherical draft picks. The Nuggets solely acquired 4 video games out of Williams in the course of the 1997-98 marketing campaign resulting from him tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his proper knee. The following season, he returned, however solely performed in 38 of 82 common season video games with Denver earlier than they repatriated him again to Boston together with Danny Fortson and Eric Washington plus a future draft decide in change for Ron Mercer, Ronald “Popeye” Jones, and Dwayne Schintzius. His second tenure with the Celtics lasted over 4 seasons till they traded him to the Cleveland Cavaliers together with Tony Battie and Kedrick Brown in a swap for Ricky Davis, Chris Mihm, Michael Stewart, and a second spherical draft decide on December 15, 2003. He grew to become a free agent after 50 video games with the Cavaliers, and signed with the New Jersey Nets previous to the 2004–05 season. Williams was quickly a part of a blockbuster participant commerce when the Nets despatched him, Aaron Williams, Alonzo Mourning and two future first-round draft picks to the Toronto Raptors for franchise participant Vince Carter.
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