Jay Williams in the hot seat, with Code Switch's Gene Demby


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On the season finale of The Limits, host Jay Williams sits in the guest chair, interviewed by Gene Demby from NPR's Code Switch. Gene has been following Jay's career since his days playing college basketball for Duke, but their conversation starts even earlier: with Jay's childhood in Plainfield, New Jersey, a place with stark racial and economic divides.
Jay digs deep into the challenges he faced at school and at home, and explains how he learned to take out his feelings on the court. He led Duke University to a national championship and was drafted to the Chicago Bulls, but after his rookie year in the NBA, his career came to an abrupt end with a shocking motorcycle accident.
All season long, Jay has asked celebrities and moguls like Charlamagne Tha God, Magic Johnson, and Fat Joe to share how they rebounded from their lowest moments. In this episode, Jay tells his own story of rebuilding from personal tragedy. As Jay prepares to welcome his third child, he bonds with Gene over the joys of fatherhood.
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