That's the story Williams told reporters in the locker room prior to tonight's season opener against the Trail Blazers in Portland, anyway. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Williams said a man approached him as his car was stopped on a Philly street on Christmas Eve, knocked on the car's window, and brandished a gun. The man then recognized Williams.
"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 didn't have to say much before the two "came up with a solution":
"I treated him to McDonald's."
Lou Williams approached by gunman [Philadelphia Daily News]