Do you remember Jayson Williams? In the late '90s, he was one of the league's best rebounders and a true personality -- he even wrote a memoir that stole its name from a better basketball book. Then, as soon as he'd gained fame, Williams got himself into serious trouble in 2002 while being tried for the shooting death of a limousine driver. Williams was initially acquitted of the most serious charges but was eventually found guilty of aggravated assault and sentenced to five years in prison (with possible parole after 18 months) last February.
Somehow, in between the first trial and his more recent legal troubles, Williams found the time to record a reality show ... er, movie, except it's still called a show. Behold the trailer for "Off Track: The Reality Show Movie," a rambling set of interviews in which Williams travels the country on a luxury train and interviews old friends like NBA stars Charles Oakley and Anthony Avent (sporting the greatest hat I've ever seen) and pop stars like Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block and Chris Kirkpatrick of 'N Sync. If those names don't make you buy a copy, then the rudimentary train animations in the trailer certainly will.
"Off Track" definitely looks like it provides as many laughs as any reality show movie project starring a convicted felon. Would you like to see Williams try to ride a horse? Or fly a plane? Or smack Anthony Avent in the face? Then you're in luck.
The film is available for purchase on Amazon.com. As the product description says, "The only thing that will not go off track during this hilarious laugh out loud reality series are the wheels of the train." My sides are already splitting!
- Jayson Williams