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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
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philsfan1
Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: December 27, 2011 6:15 pm
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Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:52 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

COACHKEVIN: Didn't I see you on your knees on Joe Paterno's lawn..It's Philly dude..got in your car,take a ride to the neighborhood he shouldn't have been in the first place and look the dude up..try Burger King this time




Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:39 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

No one should be so quick to judge Lou Williams!! God knows the truth and he knows Lou's heart and that is all that really matters.  I'm glad no one got hurt and so what if it was Mc Donalds.  Lou feed the man and just maybe that man learned something from it.



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

This is why LIFE will always be the most precious asset to us all. Professional ball player or regular everyday citizen; none of us are excused from the drama that occurs around the world.

Each day our lives can change in a matter of minutes. Glad this guy decided not to go threw with the robbery.



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

It is cynial,but this was flat out staged...Lou who?...McDonald's? Lou would have been giving his chains,rings, gold cross and wallet.but the dude settles for McDonald's..really....the got the drop on him before he could pull his 9mm



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:21 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

Sounds like a lie to me. No homelss guy is going to recognize lou bleeping williams. If he was trying to make it public that he gives to charities and does other positive things in the community there are better ways then to make up obvious lies like the one he just told.



Since: Oct 3, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

Uhm how is this a positive story?  Unless Lou drove him straight to county lock-up after McDonalds, this is a horrible story.  Good thing Lou didn't get hurt but the robber gets away scotch-free is not a "feel-good" story..



Since: Apr 17, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Crime was supposed to go DOWN!!!

When the NBA came back, crime was supposed to go down as all the thugs went back to the arena.  I guess not...or, maybe, there's just less thug-ery because thugs are only thugs when the games aren't being played but the games aren't played 24-7.  THAT'S GOTTA BE IT!



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

So the lessons to be taken from this are...

a.)  the Lou Williams foundation isn't doing a very good job as the people it is "helping" are out holding people up.
b.)  if he had been a stockbroker or teacher or anyone who doesn't play games for a living, he would have been robbed.

The part that is missing in the story is what happened to the potential robber.  Hopefully he is in jail right now, with a stomach full of McDonalds. 



Since: Dec 11, 2010
Posted on: December 27, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

wow we kno lou williams can score in numbers of the bench and can be a fantasy player if givin more mins but wat we found out lou williams is really a cool dude. i hope da gunman doesnt rob any1. hope lou talked him well. robbing innocent ppl at gunpoint is not cool. but lou was real cool. hope this guy has a change of heart. if ur hungry or homeless go shoplift a couple food from a store but dont rob ppl or maybe he needs money bad or something. who knows why hes robbing ppl but its not cool.


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