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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 1:20 pm  |  25 responses

Lou Williams Fed a Man Who Tried to Rob Him at Gunpoint


Crazy story out of Philadelphia, as Lou Williams recounts a harrowing experience (that somehow turned positive) on Christmas Eve. From the Philly Daily News: “While stopped in his car in Manayunk on Christmas Eve, Sixers guard Lou Williams was approached by a man with a gun. The situation was deflated when the gunman recognized Williams and commended him for his work in the community. Williams said he treated the man to a meal at a local fast food restaurant by giving him some money. ‘A guy tried to rob me but decided not to because of whatever I do in the community,’ said Williams. ‘He’s a Lou Williams fan, so he didn’t rob me.’ Williams said he was driving in his car when the man approached, knocked on the driver’s window and had a gun drawn. ‘There’s crime everywhere,’ said Williams. ‘I was debating whether to pull off to help the guy. The gun was already out. He did all the talking, and we came up with a solution before i could really say much. I treated him to McDonald’s.’”

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  • Yesse

    This is exactly why poor stay poor, because when you still someone rich, your not gonna do it because he is famous.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Great story but McDonalds?

  • http://slamonline.com YKnoT

    Yesse shut up! Great story. JTaylor yes McDonalds, were they supposed to sit and dine together at Ruths Chris? He got Mickey D’s and drove off before the robber changed his mind, and gave him some dough too.

  • http://www.nbadraft.net showtime

    Ruth Chris is the spot, the t-bone goes HAM..lol but nice story

  • Blasphemy

    Stared death in the eye and treated it to dinner. Nice. And JTaylor where would you have treated a deranged gunman to dine? I think I would have taken him out for some sushi.

  • jj

    cosign YKnot, Lou Williams is that dude

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Good stuff on the part of Lou Williams… But if he hadn’t been Lou Williams, some poor bloke would’ve gotten robbed instead. So… Mixed feelings, here.

  • LA Huey

    “because of WHATEVER I do in the community” Haha. He mispoke, I’m sure. Good on Lou though.

  • Cool j

    I hope this didn’t really happen. If williams didn’t call the police the guy most likely is going to do the same to someone else. Maybe instead of treating him with a meal he should think of others

  • http://slam.online house

    @Cool j: well maybe he had faith that this act would help the dude turn the ‘corner’ and get his life right?

  • Mburb321

    Chick-Fil-A > McDonalds though, a Spicy Chicken Sandwich w/ Pepper jack cheese would of turned his life around.

  • jnuggz

    Dumbest story ever. Why was this a good thing to do? A guy tries to rob someone and gets a free meal instead, he should be in jail because he is a dirtbag. you guys act like we should have pity on this guy and maybe he’ll “turn the corner” but he is just a dirty hoodlum. what if he did this to someones parents, kids, or what about you guys? I hope williams told the police about this and gave a good description. This story makes it sound like he sort of feels for the guy and condones “gangsta” activities. The message players need to send is that being a “gangsta” isn’t, never was, and never will be cool. I love gangster rap from the 90s, but its just music, people need to stop livin it like its cool though, cause its wrong to not care about hurting innocent people. call be dumb or whatever, but yall know im right

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    Sounds like a cool story until this gun toting idiot runs up on someone and does what he set out to do with Lou Will. He should have been reported to the police.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    ain’t no way in this wide world would I trick off at Ruth’s Chris on dude who had a gun to my head…Lou is a real good dude

  • Kilo

    Most people still would have made him Ante Up.

  • whyhook

    he cant call the cops. he is famouse and therefore too recognizable. the guy could have sent someone else to take him out while in jail or done it himself after he got out. i think it was kind of smart actually, for his own safety at least.

  • hegotsgame

    word, Kilo

  • Brownjesus

    Cool story bro

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Nobody who is threatining someone’s life should see any type of compensation. Even if they let charitable people go. Wtf is wrong with everyone thinking Williams is right for buying him dinner? He threatens to kill people for money, and he should be rewarded for it? smh. Louis Williams should have gone and bought a homeless person who is not threatening to hurt people dinner.

  • Mike From Spain

    Damn Slam, my comments don’t show!

  • justopinion

    Yes they do

  • shuref00t

    Cant wait to hear about this in Lou Williams next rap song.

  • Antares

    T-bone… HAM. lol That’s funny right there. He didn’t go through it because he woulda got his tail whooped. But I probably would’ve done the same thing, but then it makes you wonder, if it was someone else, he would’ve went through with it. And what Lou gave him is only gonna last so long. He’ll most likely end up doing it again. And was the gun loaded? What if he decides to shoot someone that wasn’t as nice as Lou?

  • http://www.slamonline.com phsyco B

    dude woulda been rippin and robbin again before sweet lou even got off the block. only now he’s doin it on a full stomach. He’ll have more strenght or sum s@*t. who cares. the game is out there.

  • http://slamonline dan

    sounds like Lou robbed him – McD’s? could have gone KFC or pizza hut …

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