"Machine Gun" Kelly Williams joins Staying MAJOR for its 19th episode. Kelly grew up in Detroit, Michigan and gained fame playing for Detroit King High School in the famed Detroit Public School League. After high school, Kelly accepted a scholarship to play basketball at Division I, Oakland University in Michigan. After college, Williams came to the Philippines to pursue a professional basketball career. Drafted #1 in the 2006 PBA Draft, Kelly has gone on to have one of the all-time great careers in PBA history. He has racked up many awards over his career, including PBA Rookie of the Year, PBA Best Player of the Conference, PBA MVP, 5x PBA All-Star, 6x PBA Mythical team selection. Kelly has been a member of 6 PBA championship teams and is also a multiple time member of the Philippine National team.
In this episode, Kelly talks about Talk-N-Text's Philippine Cup finish before going into his background and PBA career. Kelly talks candidly about a sickness that he was diagnosed with in 2009 that threatened his life as well as his playing career. Although his dosage has decreased over the years, Kelly is still on medication to this day to keep his blood platelet level's normal. Despite still playing in the PBA, Williams has written an autobiographical book, "Rising Higher" and has recently picked up painting. Kelly currently plays for the TNT KaTropa in the PBA. They are preparing for the upcoming PBA 2017 Commissioner's Cup. You can follow Kelly at the following social media handles: Twitter: @kelwilliams21 Instagram: @kelwilliams21dot
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