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Lou Williams approached by gunman

Sixers guard Lou Williams was approached by a gunman on Christmas Even in Manayunk

Lou Williams approached by gunman

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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The Sixers practiced on December 23, had off the next day then flew to Portland on Christmas for Monday's season-opener with the Trail Blazers. Williams pretty much brushed off the incident as he talked in the Sixers' locker room prior to the game.

Bob Cooney
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