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Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

Posted on: December 27, 2011 4:45 am
 
Posted by Ben Golliverlou-will-small

Philadelphia 76ers reserve guard Lou Williams has crafted a reputation for himself as a gunslinger. On Monday night, for example, Williams hit for 25 points, including three impressive 3-pointers, while taking 17 shots and dishing two assists in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers

This week, though, Williams found himself on the other end of a real barrel.

On Saturday, Williams posted a cryptic message on Twitter. "Almost got robbed today," Williams wrote. "But homie said he recognized me and the good I've done for his hood so that made him change his mind. Wow."

On Monday, Williams explained the situation in greater detail to the Philadelphia Daily News, saying that he was confronted by a man who tapped on his car's window with a gun.
"A guy tried to rob me but decided not to because of whatever I do in the community," said Williams. "He's a Lou Williams fan, so he didn't rob me."

"There's crime everywhere," said Williams. "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."
Williams, 25, is in his seventh year with the 76ers. Williams runs the Louis Williams Foundation and threw a charity game during the lockout. The foundation runs an annual basketball clinic, supports an AAU team and sponsors a father and son field day.

All's well that ends well, and Williams is amazingly nonchalant about what was surely a terrifying situation. The story serves as a reminder that NBA players are both targets of violence and community agents of change every time they step in public. That's a tough balancing act that faces every professional athlete. In the most precarious of situations, Williams walked the tightrope perfectly.

Hat tip: Ball Don't Lie
Comments

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

I am sure that Williams treated this homie gunman to a Happy Meal. After all, this crook just was acting out his McBurgler wish.



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

lou , stop the Bull---- !



Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

@jcon - I was robbed at gun point. I didn't piss my pants.



Since: Jan 26, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

Lol what if they got pulled over and dude drops the gun?



Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

I wish I could come through the moniter and slap you. As someone who went to h.s. school with him and know his personality I can not believe how stupid someone could be. If you were put to gun point you would probably piss your pants. Cry



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:30 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

You treated him to McDonald's? That takes some guts my man. Those clowns @ Mickey D's always screw my order up and you're just fortunate your homie got his double quarter pounder with cheese with fries instead of a spicey McChicken and vanilla shake or he would have plugged you right then.



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 7:14 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

I'm glad you all have so much faith in the cops. It's easy to make judgements like monday morning Quaterbacks. I can't blame Lou for not calling the cops. He handled the situation the way he thought was best and is still alive to talk about it,  maybe just maybe he was able to influence this man into putting down his gun and making a new start. Probably not, but maybe. 



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 7:01 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

And he didnt call the cops so now the guy will go out and rob someone else he doesnt recognize.   If that guy kills someone I hope you can live with yourself


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Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2011 6:28 pm
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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

Skavball24
I think there might be more coming to this story later on. I do agree it is kind of uneasy to think that this guy is still walking the streets. I hope that maybe this guy saw another way to do things and that this could have been a life altering event for him. Who knows what they may have talked about and such. i would like to think that in some way things could have changed his life.  One thing im pretty sure of is that Williams wont rat the guy out and probably doesnt even know his name to do so anyway. Its the unfortunate rule of the streets. Not saying williams is from there but im sure he knows the "code". I would like to see the rest of the story in detail as soon as it comes out.  


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