Lou Williams has an estimated net worth of $16 million. In his 15-year NBA career, he earned about $73 million.
Williams was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2005. Back then, he served as an understudy of Allen Iverson, who was at the tail end of his career at the time. Known as a scorer in his college days, Williams won the 2005 Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award and was included in the McDonald’s All-American East Team in that same year.
Born Louis Tyrone “Lou” Williams, the combo guard played seven years for the Sixers, earning about $20 million in the process. He then bounced around the league, suiting up for the Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets before agreeing to a 3-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2017. He signed an extension in 2018 for three years worth $28 million, all of which are guaranteed, per Spotrac.
The 33-year-old is averaging 18.7 points for the Clippers this season. He has won the Sixth Man of the Year award three times, which is proof of what he can bring on the floor. The Clippers are expected to contend for the NBA Finals after adding All-Star Paul George and two-time champion Kawhi Leonard in the offseason. Williams is expected to provide leadership and instant offense off the bench, which is something he is known for.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, back in 2011, the Memphis, Tennessee native was held at gunpoint by an armed robber. He survived the ordeal after offering to buy the gunman a McDonald’s burger. Making second chances is nothing new to him, but the latest ordeal could serve as a reminder to take his life more seriously.
Meanwhile, LouWill was recently caught leaving the Orlando Bubble to visit a strip club. He was on an excused trip, but a video showed him partying at an Atlanta strip club. He claimed he just stopped by to get dinner but because he violated the rules, he was given a mandatory 10-day quarantine. Williams revealed that there was no partying that night and added that it was his favorite restaurant, ESPN reported.
Players are allowed to leave the Orlando Bubble but for family or personal matters only. Strict guidelines are still being implemented and violators must undergo mandatory quarantine. WIlliams drew flak on social media because of the violation. Analysts and commentators are also having a field day, especially Kendrick Perkins, who accused the 15-year veteran the he should have known better.