Shannon Sharpe calls out Lou Williams for not ‘breaking read’ with him after he gave Williams the Lemon Pepper Lou nickname.
Lou Williams has perhaps, some of the best two nicknames of all NBA players that currently play in the league. Prior to his fiasco at Magic City in Atlanta, Williams was referred to as the ‘Underground GOAT’. This name was dealt to him due to the fact that he was quite low-key for a player as a good as him, hence the term ‘underground’.
However, Shannon Sharpe on July 31st 2020, handed out one of the funniest nicknames someone could’ve possibly thought of when discussing that particular scenario. For fans who might’ve forgotten what transpired with Lou Williams during the NBA Bubble, the Clippers guard was granted a leave of absence from the team to tend to some personal matters.
However, due to an Instagram story from rapper, Jack Harlow, it was seen that Williams was actually at Magic City in Atlanta. This club is known for having incredible chicken wings (amongst other things) and while talking about this situation on First Take, Sharpe gifted Lou Williams with the now, iconic nickname, ‘Lemon Pepper Lou’.
Skip: Yeahhh! Lemon Pepper Lou! 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/NGnawxnvxR
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) July 31, 2020
Shannon Sharpe wants a piece of the pie for coming up with the ‘Lemon Pepper Lou’ nickname.
Due to the virality of this nickname, Lou Williams did what any smart business would try to do: he trademarked it. Unsurprisingly, this attempt at a trademark was more successful than when LeBron James tried to hilariously trademark ‘Taco Tuesday’.
While talking to DeMar DeRozan on Club Shay Shay, Sharpe revealed that he wanted to break bread with Lou due to the fact that he was the one who came up with the name. DeMar in turn said that he would relay the message back to Williams.
The story behind Drake name-dropping DeMar in Lemon Pepper Freestyle. Also, I need to get some money for giving Lou Will the nickname Lemon Pepper Lou. He needs to break bread with me 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/ODfONA8lv0
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) July 31, 2021
During their conversation, Shannon also asked DeRozan on what it felt like being name dropped in Drake’s ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle’. Of course, DeRozan was delighted by this happening as the Canadian rapper is known to shoutout only the best of the best in his songs like Devin Booker, Kyrie Orving, and Kevin Durant.