Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 5/3/12
As the Celtics & Hawks continue their playoff tussle this week, I found it only appropriate this week in WTHHT to remember a former Celtic & Hawk.  Imagine having had an opportunity to be on the (arguably) greatest NBA team of all time, the 1986 Celtics.  Imagine being on them to start the year but blowing your chance.  Imagine never recovering from that and never making it back to the NBA, period.  This week in What the Hell Happened To, those imaginations are remembered as a reality for Sly Williams. It was a rags-to-riches story for Sly Williams had been raised fatherless in the projects of New Haven, one of 16 children. Just like WTHHT predecessor Marvin Barnes, Sly was the focus of a major recruiting war between Providence College and the University of Rhode Island, even committing to both places originally.  Unlike Marvin, he chose URI.  When he left for the NBA after his junior year, he had set the school's season scoring record. In the 1979 draft he was the third of ...
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