‘Not Just Some Random Girls’: Lou Williams Opens up on Why He Hates the Two Girlfriend Jokes

Published 11/03/2021, 10:28 AM EDT
Jan 10, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; LA Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) shoots the ball in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Bulls 130-127. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams is a fascinating and controversial figure in the NBA. He is quite famous in his own right and has been the subject of a Drake song when he was at the Toronto Raptors. Williams began his NBA career in 2005 when the Philadelphia 76ers picked him as their 45th pick in Round 2 of the 2005 NBA Draft. The Atlanta Tipoff Club also named him the Naismith Prep Player of the Year in 2005.

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Williams recently spoke about his polyamorous relationship with two women to Taylor Rooks in an interview on ‘Bleacher Report’. Rooks questioned Williams about one thing that he loathed being asked about. Williams referenced his then polyamorous relationship, which received a lot of media coverage.

 

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Williams said, “People even thought they were sisters, I was like, ‘That’s ridiculous.’ I didn’t like the part where I couldn’t control what was being said and how they were viewed. Both of those women are mothers of my children, not just some random girls I’m running around with…

The 35-year-old star was revealed to be in a polyamorous relationship in 2014. Williams still played for the Toronto Raptors in 2014. A website named ‘Baller Alert’ reported that Williams was dating two women identified as Ashley Henderson and Rece Mitchell. Williams reportedly refers to them fondly as “Blonde” and “Brown.

The NBA has honored Williams with the Sixth Man of the Year award three times in 2015, 2108, and 2019. The Drake song, ‘6 Man’ refers to his Raptors’ sixth man role, and also to Williams’ polyamorous relationship. In 2018, Williams’ relationship with Ashley Henderson had supposedly ended.

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Williams’ Atlanta Hawks defeat the Washington Wizards

The Atlanta Hawks fended off the Washington Wizards with a commanding win. They stopped the Wizards in their tracks and brought an end to their three-game winning streak. The Hawks exacted revenge on the Wizards for the 111-122 loss they suffered against them last week.

Oct 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward P.J. Tucker (17) battles Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) and forward John Collins (20) for a loose ball during the first half at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Trae Young scored 26 points for the Hawks and continues his fiery form. Bradley Beal performed well for the Wizards with 24 points and 19 of those points in the first half of the game. Lou Williams played only 13 minutes and scored 6 points. Williams’ former side Toronto Raptors will face the Wizards next while the Hawks will face the Brooklyn Nets in an away game.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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