The Oklahoma City Thunder played their first game since the Wednesday death of Ingrid Williams, wife of Thunder assistant and former Pelicans head coach Monty Williams, following a car crash. As fate would have it, the Pelicans were in town. All the better for Williams’s former players to drop by.
Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson visited Williams at his home, and for Anderson, it was a chance to share in Williams’s grief as Williams had once shared in his. In 2013, after Anderson’s girlfriend committed suicide, Monty and Ingrid Williams were there for him in every way he could have wanted, and some ways he didn’t know he needed. A memorable, devastating Sports Illustrated piece chronicled Anderson’s attempts to return to normalcy, and Williams’s role in helping him get there. Now it was Anderson’s turn.