Will Williams be upset if record is broken? No way, Jose

MIKE GANTER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:58 AM ET

Micheal Williams has much bigger concerns these days than worrying about his consecutive free throw record being broken.

The former guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who once was traded for former Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell and played the final two games of his NBA career as a member of the Raptors, is the president and CEO of 3i Construction, one of the fastest growing general contractors in Dallas and currently engrossed in the building of the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium Facility in Arlington, Tex.

The state-of-the-art facility will consist of a retractable roof stadium, seating approximately 75,000 patrons, with more than 200 suites, and multiple restaurants and lounges.

So while Williams is well aware of Jose Calderon's assault on his record, he's not exactly following it game by game.

Nor will he be the least bit disappointed should Calderon best his 16-year-old mark of 97 consecutive successful free throws, which Calderon is 11 shy of tying.

"Tell him good luck from me and I'm cheering for him," Williams said yesterday.

MURPHY'S LAW

The Baylor graduate says he believes records are made to be broken, a far cry from the Calvin Murphy's of the world.

Murphy, the former Houston Rockets guard who held the mark before Williams broke it in 1993, still holds the mark for the highest free throw percentage for a single season, a mark which also could be in jeopardy should Calderon continue on his current path.

Murphy has been known to show up and do whatever possible as a distraction to ensure his lone remaining mark stands, and has promised to be there when the Raps visit Houston on March 3.

Williams is not that sort.

"(Calderon) won't see one sign of Micheal Williams at any of his games," Williams said, "but he will get a phone call from me congratulating him if he does break it."


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