New York Knicks forward Derrick Williams thought it would be a good idea to celebrate his 17-point performance against the struggling Philadelphia 76ers (who are just 1-27) for the season. That decision proved to be both ruinous and costly as he had nearly $1 million worth of the jewelry stolen from his crib after he invited two women into his home he didn’t know from Adam.
Reports New York Post:
Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $750,000 in jewelry at his Tribeca apartment early Saturday — and he’s blaming two women he took home from a Meatpacking District club earlier in the evening.
The women pillaged a Louis Vuitton jewelry case holding a small fortune in basketballer bling, law-enforcement sources said.
“I don’t want to talk about it,” Williams said after the Knicks’ game at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. “It’s still up in the air.”
Williams, 24, had been celebrating Friday night’s 107-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers with a group of friends at the Up & Down club.
Afterward, they headed back to Williams’ Broadway apartment — along with two women whom they had just met and who may have been using false names, the sources said.
After more partying at Williams’ bachelor pad, everyone went home.
But not before the two party girls found the Louis Vuitton case stuffed with three-quarters of a million dollars worth of jewelry in one of Williams’ closets.
The fast-fingered females grabbed the contents, and took off, the sources said.
Williams checked the case at about 4 p.m. Saturday.
He realized that his treasure trove had been stolen, and called the cops.
Of course he didn’t want to talk about it. The thought of the caper alone probably made him sick to his stomach.
The e-streets, however had plenty to say.
And since we are Hip-Hop Wired, we’ll just leave this infamous Lil Kim skit right here to put the struggle into perspective.
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