Lou Williams is a six-foot-one guard who plays for LA Clippers in the NBA. He was born on October 27, 1986, in Memphis, Tennessee. Williams’ parents are the late Willie Louis Williams and Janice Faulkner.
Williams attended South Gwinnett High School in Georgia where he massively recognized his basketball talents. He led his high-school team to the 5A Georgia State Championship as a junior and earned several accolades.
The Memphis native was named Naismith Prep Player of the Year in high-school and took part in the Jordan Brand Classic as well as the McDonald’s All-American game in his senior year. Williams then skipped college to directly enter the NBA in 2005.
After a promising high-school career, Williams set his foot into the NBA without any college experience. His natural scoring ability was astonishing, but he fell down the pecking order due to disappointing workout sessions.
Williams has three siblings, two brothers and a sister. As for his love life, Williams is in a relationship with Rece Mitchell since 2014 and the couple has three kids together. However, there was a controversial moment in their relationship.
Williams admitted to having another girlfriend Ashley Henderson in 2014, besides Mitchell. The situation was strange because his other girlfriend Rece Mitchell was aware of Williams dating two women at the same time. However, it became all right when Henderson broke up with him in 2018.
Williams was selected with the 45th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft. The Philadelphia 76ers picked him up and that’s where he learned the effectiveness of scoring off the bench.
Williams spent seven years in Philly and started just 38 of the 455 games he played for them. He averaged 14.1 points, 3.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game during the 2011-12 season and earned a runner-up finish for the Sixth Man of the Year Award.
The high-flying guard ended his stint with the Sixers in 2012 and signed with the Atlanta Hawks. He suffered a grueling ACL tear a few games into his first season and missed out on a year of NBA action due to rehab.
Williams played less than 100 games for the Hawks before which he was traded to the Toronto Raptors. He stayed there for just a year, but Lou Williams was bestowed with the 2015 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award.
He carried averages of 15.5 points and 2.1 assists that season and became the first Raptor to win the award. Williams then had short stints with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets but both of them didn’t reap much success in terms of team achievements.
The Rockets then traded Williams to the LA Clippers in an eye-catching trade for Chris Paul. He fit in well as the Clippers bench scorer and his massive experience proved to be a major advantage.
Williams then won back-to-back Sixth Man of the Year awards in 2018 and 2019 and his scoring averages stood above 20.0 PPG during these years.
Lou Williams is one of the greatest bench scorers ever. He is tied with Jamal Crawford for clinching the most Sixth Man of the Year Awards and it makes him an invaluable member to have on your team. Currently, in the 2020-21 season, Williams is averaging 9.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game.
Williams came to the Clippers in 2017, and he agreed on a three-year contract mid-way through the season. It was a $24 million deal, but the final year was not guaranteed.
However, the Clippers expressed their gratitude for his services in 2019 by guaranteeing him $8,000,000 in the final year of his contract. Williams will become an unrestricted free-agent in 2021.
Williams is an experienced NBA veteran who has earned quite a fortune through his contracts. Celebrity Net Worth estimates his value at $16 million although his career-earnings through salary would add up to $80,698,368 by the end of the 2021 season.
Furthermore, Williams signed a massive endorsement deal with ‘Peak Sports’ in 2015 and has been donning their sneakers ever since.
The Clippers guard signed a sneaker deal with Chinese brand Peak and has been wearing their sneakers in the NBA. Williams has a player edition with Peak with different colorways and it goes by the name ‘Peak Lou Williams Underground.’
|Marital Status|| |
Unmarried (Dating Rece Mitchell)
|NBA Championship Rings|| |
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
|175 lb (79 kg)|
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