Lou Williams Celebrity Life
Lou Williams was born on 27th October 1986 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, is a professional American basketball player who plays for Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. He plays at the positions of the point guard and attacking defender. He was selected in the 2005 NBA draft in the second round under the overall 45th number by the Philadelphia Seventy Sixers club.
Williams grew up in Snellville, Georgia, and attended South Gwinnett Snellville School. Playing for the local school team, he was called up to the state team four times and twice received the Georgia Basketball prize. He won the Naismith Trophy for the best high school player in the nation and was named to the Eastern McDonald's All-American team of 2005
Studying in the last class, Williams scored 27.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists on average per game. His team ended the season with 28 wins with 3 defeats and climbed to 4th place throughout the state. The player, along with his school friend Mike Mercer, was about to enter Georgia University, but at the last point decided to go for the NBA 2005 draft. Williams is the second most successful basketball player among all school teams in the history of the state of Georgia.
Due to his inexpressive performance during the pre-season games, Williams was selected only in draft’s second round under the general 45th number of “Philadelphia”. The rookie spent his first season in the NBA unconvincingly, gaining 1.9 points & 0.3 assists on the average per game and going to the site in only 30 games. After no major improvement was observed in his performance, at the beginning of the next 2006-2007 season, the 76th sent the player to their farm club from the D-League.
After an impressive game in the D-League (Williams scored 26 points and 7 assists per game) and rumors about the transition of the main point guard Allen Iverson, Williams was returned to Philadelphia.
In the 2007-2008 season, Williams scored 11.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists on average per game. By the sum of the average points, rebounds, and assists, the player was in fifth place among all the spare in the NBA. The season end saw Williams becoming a limited free agent & signed a new 5-year agreement worth USD 25 million.
The season 2009-2010 was the most successful for Williams. He showed the best career results in all statistics on average per game: points (14.0), rebounds (2.9), assists (4.2), interceptions (1.2) and block shots (0.2), spending almost 30 minutes on the court on an average per match.
On 30th June 2014, Lou was traded at the Toronto Raptors for John Salmons & the rights to Lucas Nogueira. According to the results of the 2014–2015 season, Williams was recognized as the best sixth player in the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers (since June 2017)
On 28th June 2017, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers with Sam Dekker, Patrick Beverley, Montrezl Harrell, DeAndre Liggins, Darrun Hilliard, and Kyle Wiltjer for Chris Paul. On November 27, 2017, Williams scored 42 points in the 120 to 115 victory over the Lakers.
On 9th December 2017, he scored 3 points in the last seconds and gave his team the victory against the Washington Wizards (113-112). On 31st December 2017, Lou scored 40 points to contribute to the Clippers' victory over the Hornets.
On 10th January 2018, he scored a whopping 50 points (his career record) including 27 in the 3rd quarter against the Golden State Warriors and thus allowed his team to win with flying colors.
At the end of the 2017-2018 season, he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in front of Eric Gordon of the Rockets and Fred VanVleet of the Raptors.
At the 2019 NBA Awards, he again won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in front of his teammate Montrezl Harrell and Domantas Sabonis.
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