Lou Williams Rumors
Recently Williams opened up about the Clippers star’s habits in practice. He was asked to compare Leonard to the likes of James Harden, Allen Iverson, and Kobe Bryant. “Completely different styles. Kawhi is there an hour and a half before practice, he’s there an hour and a half after practice, but that’s just his speed though… he need half the day to get his shit together,” the 34-year-old guard said on The 85 South Comedy Show. “That’s just how he operate. You know what I’m saying? But definitely a worker, man. Four completely different styles of hoopers,”
More than a year after the incident, Lou Williams has now been able to talk freely about the entire ordeal that kept him away from the team as the NBA bubble got underway. Williams mentions he was attending the wake of a father figure in his life, which the Clippers permitted him to attend. “I came out the bubble, I got permission to go. Was COVID tested everyday. His wake was on Walker street, right by Magic City. We left the wake. We said we were grab something to eat .. then head back to the bubble.” “Then Jack Harlow walks in. This were sh-t kinda goes left. … Jack had recently got the number one record, the WHATS POPPIN record. So when I seen him, I was excited to see him. I was like, ‘bro, let’s take a shot. To celebrate the song or whatever’. And so as we were taking the shot, Jack say, ‘Yo, is it cool if I take a picture?” .. I said I don’t see a problem with it since we both got our masks on. We took the picture, it went out, and I think at that time we underestimated his celebrity.”
The Atlanta Hawks today announced the team has acquired guard Delon Wright as part of a three-team transaction with the Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings. Kris Dunn, Bruno Fernando and a 2023 second round pick go to Boston, while Sacramento receives Tristan Thompson. The second-round pick being conveyed is Portland’s own second-round pick that Atlanta had received from the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a trade for Lou Williams on March 25, 2021.
Indiana will also be in the market for a third point guard on a minimum deal. Lou Williams could have some traction here.
Nor did Williams appreciate it, months later, when the Clippers traded him to the Hawks. He was so upset he nearly retired. “He was down,” said his old coach, Tyronn Lue, who still texts often with Williams. “I’ll be frank — I wasn’t sure,” Williams said. “This wasn’t a team that I was really paying attention to. In the Western Conference, me playing with the Clippers, we were on a hunt for a championship run, so my focus was solely on that. … Did I look ahead and say we can be a championship contender day one? Probably not. But we’re two wins away like everybody else, and we feel good about it.”
A. Sherrod Blakely: Lou Williams said he was on the trainers table when he found out he was starting with Trae Young out. His conversation with Nate McMillan was pretty simple, he said. “It wasn’t a Remember the Titans thing,” he said.