Lou Williams enjoys strip clubs and their, ahem, fine cuisine like any other person but in the middle of a pandemic, the streaky shooter made an incredible gaffe. It’s since come out that Williams hit Atlanta’s Magic City after leaving for a reported family emergency, which apparently involved jiggling booties and hanging with buzzing rappers.
Williams, currently playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, was the subject of a probe by NBA officials after images of him hanging out with rapper Jack Harlow at the famed adult entertainment establishment surfaced online. ESPN reports that Williams, 33, was granted an excused absence from the Orlando NBA bubble to handle the personal matter but Harlow, blowing up Lou Will’s spot, posted a photo of the guard in one of the NBA masks given to players and residents of the bubble.
Harlow tried to bail Williams out of trouble by saying the image is old but it’s since come out that Williams has admitted to visiting the allegedly empty nightclub and he confirmed that visit via Twitter writing, “Ask any of my teammates what’s my favorite restaurant in Atlanta is. Ain’t nobody partying. Chill out lol. #Maskon #inandout.”
Coach Doc Rivers of the Clippers briefly addressed Williams’ boneheaded move and some internal discussions will certainly be had once the smoke blows over.
“I can’t share much with his journey. I wasn’t on that journey with him,” Rivers said ahead of scrimmage this evening (July 25). “But he’s back here, I can tell you that much. You know, obviously, those [pictures] got out, and that’s something that we obviously didn’t enjoy seeing or like.”
On Twitter, Lou Williams is getting all the slander one can expect after making such a spectacular error in judgment as the NBA season is set to be back on in just five days. We get it, Magic City has some exceptional, um, eats.
Check out the reactions below.
Caruso was willing to miss his sisters wedding cause of the risk— 2.8.24 (@haladjianchris) July 25, 2020
Lou Will risked it all for some tiddies and a man named Jack Harlow
difference in priorities.
Kawhi when Lou Will went to the strip club without him pic.twitter.com/vbTpw6kmWj— Charles Dickey 🧀🤟 (@stickydickey1) July 25, 2020
How Lou Will was walking into magic city pic.twitter.com/KFnUATWwOd— CyclopsIsBetterThanWolverine (@Krakoan4Life) July 25, 2020
Lou Will came back to the bubble covered in glitter and smelling like hot wings and league security snatched him up— Young Person (@EricTrillman_) July 25, 2020
Lou Will and Jack Harlow thinking they fooled the NBA pic.twitter.com/rzAzO1llmZ— 5aip 🐐 (@saip13__) July 26, 2020
What Lou Will did to his team is JUST SO WRONG. Clippers badly needed reps & time together, now seem fractured. Big advantage: LeBron.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) July 26, 2020
Lou Will: I gotta leave the bubble for an important matter— Peter Griffin (@PeterGriffinAcc) July 25, 2020
His important matter: pic.twitter.com/JFKTWCn2OK
Covid following Lou Will back into the NBA bubble after he risked it all to hang out with Jack Harlow https://t.co/NMcSRcoq1B— BROTHER (@BrotherHQ) July 25, 2020
Adam Silver: “Did you go to Magic City with Jack Harlow Thursday night?”— Jimmy (@jimmy_koski) July 26, 2020
Lou Will: pic.twitter.com/jHSRsmdGGc
Lou Will going to Magic City in a pandemic is our Rodman wrestling in the WWE during the finals.— Dan Bailey (@drichardbailey) July 25, 2020
LeBron at the club taking pictures of Lou Will to show to NBA security pic.twitter.com/CRTuaNgaxj— B.W. Carlin (@BaileyCarlin) July 25, 2020
These are the things more important that basketball that Lou Will was tellin us about.— OG Slim (@Jody_McFly) July 24, 2020
Good on him. pic.twitter.com/envc1TX6nw
Clippers have had lou will, pat bev, and trezz leave the bubble, kawhi arrive late, meanwhile the lakers have been building chemistry, love playing with each other, yet the lakers are constantly viewed as the reality show, home to prima donnas in LA.— tayö (@tayoshi2) July 24, 2020
Lou Will risked the entire NBA season to go to Magic City. That's the best advertisement for a strip club I've ever seen.— AC Tatum (@actatumonline) July 25, 2020