Yesterday, Larry Brown Sports posted a screen cap of a Lou Williams Tweet from Christmas Eve (one that has since been removed from his account). It read:
Last night, Williams spoke to the Daily News’ Bob Cooney about the encounter, which took place in Manayunk. He described the incident thusly: [Philly.com]
"A guy tried to rob me but decided not to because of whatever I do in the community," said Williams before the game last night. "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 or 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."
A Lou Williams fan refrained from robbing… Lou Williams. This is all so meta.
Let’s get this straight: A guy approached Lou Will’s (most likely expensive) car for a presumed carjacking, recognized the Sixers guard, and then not only decided not to rob him, but also got treated to McDonald’s by his would-be victim? Well alright…
Now, here's the thing: there's no McDonald's in Manayunk (at least according to Google Maps there isn't), so it's unclear exactly how Lou Will "treated him" to Mickey D's. The closest is a couple miles away on either Germantown Ave. or Allegheny Ave. Cooney writes that Williams gave the robber money, but doesn't say if he gave him a lift or not. We'll assume Williams didn't and give him credit for performing the ballsiest, or dumbest, move of all-time, disarming a situation by being, well, Lou Williams… and giving a nut with a gun enough to Super Size it.
Williams wasn’t fazed by the incident in the Sixers opener. He scored 25 points last night in the 107-103 loss to the Trailblazers. The Sixers had a chance to tie with just a few seconds remaining, but Andre Iguodala managed to throw up his trademarked desperation heave instead of looking for an open shooter. Typical.