Lou Williams took exception to suggestions from Clippers fans that he should retire from the game after a slow start to the season.
3-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams is now playing his 16th season. But, till this date, he remains one of the most dangerous scorers in the league. Despite all this, a ‘fan’ suggested, on Twitter, that it was time Lou Williams retired from the game. The fan wrote:
“Lou I respect everything you’ve done for the clippers but it’s time to hang up the jersey and enjoy the rest of your life.”
The 34-year old Lou didn’t appreciate this tweet. It resulted in a clap back from Williams. Lou replied:
“And at your very young barely if legal age. What qualifies you to make that decision for me, sir?”
Lou I respect everything you’ve done for the clippers but it’s time to hang up the jersey and enjoy the rest of your life 🐐 @TeamLou23
— Tamzid Zuha (@TamzidZuha) January 30, 2021
‘Williams has had an oddly slow start to this season’: This season has been bad for Lou Williams
The 6-foot-1 guard has been an absolute prolific scorer ever since he got into the league. Since establishing himself as an offensive threat coming off the bench, he has been thriving in that role. But this year, Lou has had an oddly slow start. He has been averaging only 9.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2 assists per game in the 18 games he has played this season.
Despite his slow start, the Clippers organization have been in great form. They currently sit on the second spot of the Western Conference with a tremendous record of 15 wins and 5 losses. They are clearly looking to bounce back from their disappointing exit at last season’s playoffs.
Even though the Clippers are getting good results this year, they’ll need Lou Williams to become the offensive threat he is known for. Williams’ performance will play a significant role in the team’s future success.