December 11 at the 54-th year of life died from cancer former center/ power forward «Cleveland Cavaliers», «Phoenix suns» and «at Dallas Mavericks» John Williams, reports cleveland.com.
He was selected as the «Cleveland Cavaliers» draft, 1985. In 1986-95, the center played in this club.
In 1995-98, he defended the colors of «Phoenix suns», and the last season spent in «at Dallas Mavericks».
In 1990, his 27-million contract was a record.
John Williams was one of the pillars of defense of Cleveland. His average performance in the matches for the Cavaliers is 12.9 + and 7.1 rebounds per game in the NBA – 11 + rebounds and 6.8 + 1.6 blocked shots per game.