Philadelphia 76ers fifth year point guard, Lou Williams, is having a rough time of things lately. First off, he has missed his club’s last 3 games because of a back injury while rookie Jrue Holiday is doing a bang up job of auditioning for his starting point guard spot for next season. He has made a number of comments publicly that he is unhappy with the direction that the Sixers are heading and has not agreed with a number of head coach, Eddie Jordan’s player rotations or in-game decisions. He even was forced to miss 12 games earlier in the season because of a broken jaw he sustained by accidentally running face first into an opponent’s shoulder. Now, as reported by the 700level.com, Lou let everyone know via his twitter account, that his Cadillac Escalade was stolen.
Surely this disastrous season cannot end quick enough for the former 1st round pick of the Sixers from back in the ’05 NBA Draft, straight from HS. He originally was drafted as an eventual replacement for Allen Iverson, whom the Sixers were planning on moving out of Philly while he still had some trade value left. Things didn’t go as smooth as planned for the former 30+ ppg high school scorer, as he played limited minutes off of the bench until he finally was given a chance as a 6th man during the ’08 season. Last year, he was forced to play behind current Trailblazer, Andre Miller, until he was not resigned this past off-season. Williams was finally given his shot at the start of this season before the club re-signed fan favorite and future Hall of Famer Iverson, for one last go around in Philadelphia.
While on the court, Williams has shined by putting up averages of 14.4 ppg, 4 assists, 1.3 steals, and has shown a knack for getting to the free throw line and converting them at an impressive 83% clip. Unfortunately for him, rookie Jrue Holiday has started to blossom by notching a number of 20 point scoring games and has taken excellent care of the rock. In March, Holiday has averaged 15 ppg, 7 assists, 2 steals, and has shot 50% from the field, and 40 % from behind the arc. One has to wonder if Holiday will be given the reigns as the starter at the point next season?
Also unfortunately for his Sixer teammates, they had won back-to-back games over the Bucks and Hawks before losing to tthe Thunder, thus stealing away valuable chances at landing more ping pong balls in the 2010 NBA Draft. After inexplicably not making any major deals before the trade deadline, the Sixers are mired as the 6th worst record in the league at 26-48, making them horribly bad but yet unlikely to get one of the decided difference makers John Wall or Evan Turner, coming out of college ranks this year.
As for the missing Escalade, Williams first reported over the weekend that a thief had stolen his ride by posting this on his Twitter account:
“Just got the news someone stole my escalade last night….oh boy, somebody is gonna get they a** kicked. He better hope police get him 1st!”
Don’t feel to bad for Sweet Lou since here was his next tweet:
“No worries…………Just got a new Escalade so I don’t want it no more. I want the thief…..”
Come play-off time, Lou will definitely have plenty of spare time to hunt down the man who stole his ride!
Allen Moll is an avid NBA and College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen is a regular columnist for thehoopdoctors.com, Bleacherreport.com, UpperDeckblog.com, and his own site, Hoops Haven.