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Jay Williams 

When: Thu., Jan. 28, 7 p.m. 2016

Update: This event has been postponed until Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.



REGULATOR BOOKSHOP—From its title, it would be easy to mistake former basketball player Jay Williams' new book for an everything-happens-for-a-reason-themed inspirational memoir. And while this memoir is plenty inspirational, the "accident" in the title refers to Williams' near-fatal, ostensibly career-ending motorcycle crash in 2003—and his refusal to let it define his life. Now an analyst for ESPN, Williams, a Duke Blue Devils phenom for three years, seemed headed for great things in the NBA, but only managed to play a single season before he was injured. In his book, he surveys a wide landscape, casting an unflinching eye on his youthful recklessness, the painful physical and emotional rehabilitation he endured in his attempt to return to pro ball, the harsh realities of the sports industry and the hard-won wisdom he's acquired from such epic highs and lows. 7 p.m., $24.29 (book price), 720 Ninth St., Durham, 919-286-2700, www.regulatorbookshop.com. —David Klein

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