"It's not often that you can write a script like this," Williams said. "It's a privilege and an honor to be able to play the game that he's getting inducted to after growing up listening to him. I don't know how many guys have gotten the chance to do that."
"When you see Trayvon, when you see that image, he could be anybody's kid, black or white, Hispanic, Asian, what have you," Williams said in a telephone interview. "Basketball is a sport that kind of transcends race and class and all those things that divide us. For me, as a state representative, we have to go beyond the traditional routes that some people would take."