“It’s with gladness & sadness that I announce my retirement from basketball. I could not have predicted that I’d have the kind of career I was able to experience,” said Williams. “Thank you Philippines for giving me solid ground to grow as both a player & a man for the last 15 years.”
“To [basketball], thank you for being a safe haven to a young lost kid & bringing meaning to my life EVERY YEAR since 1991. Forever grateful,” Williams said.
“I turn the final page of this chapter, staring into the unknown, & I fear not. I did the best I could with what I had, now I can lay my career to rest with peace in my heart. Now I can be nearer to my sons. The Machine Gun signing off. 21 gun salute.”
Si Williams ay may career averages na 10.4 points 7.5 rebounds, at 1.3 assists, siya ay pinili bilang top overall pick sa 2006 PBA Draft ng Sta. Lucia Realtors. Sa panahon na yun siya ay nanalo ng best player award.
Si Williams ay naging parte din ng napakaraming international competitions representing the Philippines.
Ginulat ni Williams ang buong PBA pati na ang mga avid fans nito sa biglaang pagretire nito. Ang buong TnT Katropa ay nasa kanilang practice “bubble” Inspire Sports Academy nitong nakaraang 2 weeks na.Hindi na sumama si Williams dito.
Goodluck sa bagong yugto ng iyong buhay Kelly Williams!