News: Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams Robbed For $150K, Handwritten Tupac Shakur Writing

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 2:05AM

Written by Biz Jones

Former NBA star Jayson Williams was reportedly recently robbed for more than $150,000 in sports souvenirs and a personal handwritten lyric sheet by the late rapper Tupac Shakur.

Details on what he was robbed for have landed online.

Jayson Williams is allegedly the victim of a crime -- for a change -- after a report says his home was broken into and a slew of sports memorabilia, electronics and jewelry were stolen. Among the items allegedly stolen from Williams' South Carolina home, were were a pair of Tiger Woods' shoes autographed by Woods himself, shorts signed by basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, and a handwritten lyric sheet by rapper Tupac Shakur. (TMZ)

The baller's ex-wife has also confirmed the robbery took place.

"Unfortunately, this just another episode within my surreal reality, but I'm a fighter." Tanya Young-Williams went public with the theft on her Facebook page, though it's unclear when in the last two weeks the heist occurred. The burglar also scored four plasma-screen TVs and jewelry, including a diamondBreitling watch and a gold Rolex. "I want my memorabilia back because they mean more to me than what they represent," the ex-Net's wife, Tanya Young-Williams, told The Post. (New York Post)

A reward is reportedly being offered in exchange for the items being returned.

Young-Williams is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of the items. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office confirmed that it responded to a burglary at Williams' home, but declined to say if any suspect had been identified. "The sheriff's office is investigating a burglary that was reported at that residence," said Capt. Allen Horton. "It is an active investigation." (NY Post)

Williams has over a decade of history playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Williams was selected by the Phoenix Suns NBA team in the first round (21st pick overall) of the 1990 NBA Draft. His draft rights were thereafter traded by the Suns to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1993 NBA first-round draft choice on October 28, 1990. Williams was then traded by the 76ers to the New Jersey Nets for conditional draft choices on October 8, 1992. Injuries forced Williams to retire from pro basketball in 1999. (Wikipedia)

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