Lou Williams was traded to the Atlanta Hawks yesterday and apparently he contemplated retirement over this news. This is the same man that risked thousands of dollars to make it to Atlanta for some strippers and wings. We wouldn’t want to play for the Hawks either, so we’ll try and cut him some slack.
“In true Clipper Nation fashion I was reminded that my talent and contribution was appreciated.. There’s plenty left in my tank and I’m privileged do it in my backyard. LA, thank you. Love you. Appreciate you.”— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) March 26, 2021
Looks like no retirement from Mr. Lou Williams. pic.twitter.com/1H6FnAM71X
“You give so much to an organization and you wake up and boom, it’s no more,” Williams wrote via Instagram.
At what point will these athletes, who are worth hundreds of millions, understand that the owners control you? With tremendous wealth comes a sacrifice, and one of those sacrifices is being able to be traded. Every year we have a trade deadline deal that sends a player into depression like they just died. Like being traded every year isn’t possible.
You’ll go from being insanely rich in one city to having f-you money in another. Nothing changes. Matter fact, my own father played and was traded from eight different MLB franchises. He was wealthy in Milwaukee and continued being wealthy all the way ’til his last stop in Queens with the Mets. Getting traded and understanding that work is a business no matter what you do is part of being an adult. These guys clearly think because they’re protected for some reason.
Strippers and wings all around!
“Lemon pepper” Lou Will is going to be just fine in Atlanta. The basketball won’t be nearly as good as it was with the Clippers, but that’s sports. It stinks–yet you can’t just call it quits anytime you’re unhappy. Unless, of course, you’ve made over $80 million during a 16-year NBA career. In that case, do what ya want, Lou. No body’s stopping you.
Lou Williams as soon as he get off the plane in Atlanta pic.twitter.com/SZlELExj9r— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 25, 2021