ESPN's Jay Williams on the accident that changed his life, almost cost him his legs

"I started screaming out, 'I threw it all away,'" Williams told ABC News' "Nightline" about the day of his accident.
1:55 | 06/08/18

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Transcript for ESPN's Jay Williams on the accident that changed his life, almost cost him his legs
Take into the NBA you're living your dream is looking well tell me about that day of the accident that day for me kind of invalidated. I made it like this that life is great. View. Russian out of the house had to go to a meeting and come take my bike out. To revving the engine once they about their revenues the second time to revenue at the third time and out of no where you go from going 35 miles per hour. To go on seventy miles per hour as I look up. I'm headed towards a utility pole. And and headed towards my fate. And next thing you know. I cook the less the pole. On impact. And my body spin and rounding error and I hit the grass down almost like and anchor hitting submit in mesa dam this feeling to have. We your hand he can fill your hand Kutcher lake. But your lake can't fill your hand touchback. That's how quick collecting change. You were her. Us star. In your star is getting brighter. And in a moment. Instantaneously. He came to that point works are screaming through at all. The world I start screaming that out at the top model and banging my fist. In the patent because I. Recognize right there at that point that. I think it's stupid ass decision. That will for ever defined. My life. That. Demoralized. Me mourn anything in my life at that given time.

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