Lou Williams gave a great excuse to NBA investigators for visiting a gentleman’s club during the COVID-19 pandemic while taking a break from the Orlando bubble for a personal matter.
The Clippers’ sixth man said he only visited Magic City in Atlanta last Thursday to pick up dinner, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. Magic City calls itself the ‘premier Atlanta strip club’ and is a fully nude adult entertainment center.
But yes, dinner. Nothing else. Still some healthy wings to go.
Lou Williams tweeted on Friday a photo of a man named Paul G. Willams, with the caption “Long live pops”. Sources said Williams told NBA investigators that he attended a viewing for Williams that ended around 6 p.m. on Thursday and then went to Magic City to pick up dinner.
– Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 25, 2020
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Williams publicist Andrea Hamilton later pointed out that Magic City is one of Williams’ favorite eating spots, but Lou Will wanted to lower the heat.
A Clippers fan then commented that there is one Louwill Lemon Pepper BBQ taste on the menu of the club.
The trip to Magic City can cost Williams and the Clippers. The NBA assesses whether his stop warrants extended quarantine when he returns to Orlando, which could lead to him missing for an extended period of time after the league restart on July 30.
The Clippers will face the Lakers on Thursday in a game Williams is likely to miss, regardless of the NBA’s determination. There is a minimum four-day quarantine for everyone who leaves the bubble, but that total can be increased to two weeks, depending on the circumstance.
Williams is not alone in making a dubious choice during the pandemic. Kings center Richaun Holmes was recently caught sneaking out of Orlando’s campus to deliver food.