Lou Williams Has Officially Retired; Here’s My Favorite Story Of Him

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In the fast-paced world of professional basketball, where superstars dominate headlines and highlight reels, there are unsung heroes who quietly make their mark on the game.

One such player is Lou Williams, a dynamic and electrifying talent known for his scoring prowess and remarkable contributions off the bench. Over the course of his illustrious career, Williams has carved out a unique niche as the epitome of a “sixth man,” becoming a revered figure in the basketball world.

Earlier today, Williams officially retired from basketball. The legacy he leaves behind as one of the greatest sixth men in NBA history is as unique as his journey that is filled with determination, resilience, and an unwavering passion for the game.



To celebrate his retirement, let’s throw it back… here is my favorite Lou Williams story.

Back when Lou Williams was playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, he once was stopped in his car by a man wielding a gun at his face. Williams explained the situation to the Daily News:


“A guy tried to rob me but decided not to because of whatever I do in the community. He’s a Lou Williams fan, so he didn’t rob me. There’s crime everywhere. I was debating whether to pull off to help the guy. The gun was already out. He did all the talking, and we came up with a solution before I could really say much. I treated him to McDonald’s.”


This was happening on Christmas Eve of 2011, and could be the most modern Christmas Story. Having so much street cred to not get robbed, and then buying the guy who was trying to rob you a Christmas dinner?! We’ll never be as cool as Lou Williams. 

He should pursue a career in hostage negotiation now.

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