Lou Williams Treated His Would-Be Robber to McDonald’s on Christmas Eve

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Take a second to suspend your disbelief, because this one is true, according to Lou Williams.

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:  

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Wow indeed.

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.


21 Responses

  1. sorry no positive spin on this story. Dude belongs behind bars for 1. Pulling a gun on somebody and 2. trying to hold somebody up.
    It’s called attempted robbery and assault.

  2. I just heard about this story. Man, Lou Will has balls of titanium for him to have done what he did. If that had been me, I would’ve crapped a load in my pants, gave the robber the keys, then ran off screaming like a teenaged girl at a Justin Bieber concert. Amazing!

  3. it doesnt even make any sense, there’s no mcdonalds in manayunk, he would have have to have driven the guy 3 miles down city ave or out to andorra.

  4. The report was that Lou gave him a couple bucks FOR McDonalds. He didn’t actually take him to McDonalds.
    “While stopped in his car in Manayunk on Christmas Eve, Sixers guard Lou Williams was approached by a man with a gun. The situation was deflated when the gunman recognized Williams and commended him for his work in the community. Williams said he treated the man to a meal at a local fast food restaurant by giving him some money.”

  5. Anyone who buys this story is a true idiot…..im sure the robber had a clue or cared one bit about lou will’s community efforts lol

  6. My car window was smashed with a rock and broken into in Manayunk on Christmas eve. Thanks for calling the cops Lou. I’m glad the guy had a full stomach when he did that to my car.

  7. Stop talking about basketball. Just stop, you are so GD ignorant. That was a bad shot, but you fail to mention how Iguodala was the best player on the floor. Oh, and nobody was open on that play. It wasn’t that simple.

  8. That Iguodala comment was misdirected, uneducated, and unnecessary. Your story otherwise was enjoyable. Why did you have to detract from the whole by vomiting hate for no reason at the end? You should think a bit before you haphazardly throw comments in your otherwise good stories – you have a podium…a good, strong podium…use it a little more wisely.

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