Los Angeles Lakers: How Lou Williams bailed out Dwight Howard

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 13: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers disputes a foul call during the game aghh at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 13: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers disputes a foul call during the game aghh at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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Lou Williams has taken the spotlight off of Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard.

Lou Williams has found himself in deep trouble with the NBA. After getting an excused absence to leave the bubble. He is being investigated for being at an Atlanta strip club. Now that he is the public enemy number one for COVID-19 misconduct, Dwight Howard is off the hook. Now he just needs to take some advice from Lake Show Life!

Well, Lou Williams found himself in quite a situation, didn’t he?

Who thought Lake Show Life would be writing an article like this? Where was this for the last four months? It’s not like sports didn’t need it. Sports purgatory was at a level media has never seen before (Maybe ever!) until literally last Wednesday when the NBA opened up the scrimmage games.

To think Lake Show Life would be covering scrimmages? Well in another case of “Life comes at you fast”, Lou Williams changed the entire news cycle with one tweet from ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.

Well, it seems that Los Angeles Clippers guard and reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year, Lou Williams was photographed by rapper Jack Harlow at an Atlanta gentlemen’s club on Thursday night. There’s only one problem here (Out of many!)

Lou Williams left the Orlando bubble with an excused absence. The understanding was that he was to attend a viewing for Paul G. Williams.

Now here’s where the story gets as good as those wings Lou Williams claims he got from the club.

ESPN reports that Williams now has been interviewed by NBA security about his whereabouts while he was away from campus. According to sources, this is the context of the conversation.

  • Williams told NBA investigators that he attended a viewing for Paul G. Williams, which ended at around 6 p.m. Thursday, then went to Magic City for dinner.
  • Williams then told investigators that he was at the club in for a short time and there were no entertainers present while he was there.
  • It is understood that Paul Williams is the father of a close family friend. Williams tweeted a photo of Paul Williams on Friday, along with the caption, “Long Live Pops.”

Lake Show Life will be going out on a long limb and assume that a gentlemen’s club is not on the NBA’s list of places to go with restrictions tighter than the entire country at this time in a pandemic. ESPN discussed the incident with Clippers Head Coach, Doc Rivers.

"“I can’t share much with his journey. I wasn’t on that journey with him,” Rivers said before the Clippers’ scrimmage Saturday. “But he’s back here, I can tell you that much. You know, obviously those [pictures] got out, and that’s something that we obviously didn’t enjoy seeing or like.”"

The now-deleted photo from Harlow’s Instagram story that tipped everyone off was followed with a  tweet with a caption, “That was an old pic of me and Lou. I was just reminiscing cuz I miss him.”

It might have worked if the photo didn’t have Williams holding a drink while wearing the NBA mask that was given out to players in Orlando. Now Lou Williams is considered the 2020 version of Dennis Rodman, who left the Chicago Bulls for a wrestling event in the middle of the NBA Finals.

How Ros Gold-Onwunde scooped the interview with Lou Williams has every media professional jealous at this point, but here’s Lou-Will’s explanation.


Then he sent out a tweet captioning, Just enjoy the memes. Okay, so we will. Lake Show Life will be the first to tell anyone that the internet is undefeated and it is the funniest comedy we have in the world at times. This is a recommended view. Seriously.

Even though the last tweet was considered a joke, the context is real and where the story for Lake Show Life begins. Up until this event concerning Lou Williams, Dwight Howard was going to be in the hot seat for being caught not wearing a mask as mandated and quoting that he did not believe in vaccines.

This Lou Williams incident was so egregious, this might have gotten Dwight Howard off the hook. Now Lake Show Life has a message for Dwight Howard.

Shut up and put on the mask! Please! 

The media was starting to come after Dwight Howard. Bill Oram of The Athletic wrote an article last week about him becoming a distraction for the Los Angeles Lakers linking the ill-fated 2012-13 season to him not wearing the mask. His tweet promoting the story angered fans with this caption.

"Dwight Howard almost made it an entire season without becoming the distraction many feared he would be in his second stint in LA. Almost. On the unraveling of one of the NBA’s feel-good stories."

Fans defended Dwight Howard calling the article nonsense, overkill, or a deliberate attempt to gain subscriptions (The Athletic is a subscription-based company). But guess what? The fans are wrong and eventually, Howard would have become a distraction. At least the media would have made him one the longer he fought the mandate.

Lake Show Life tries its own intervention to Dwight Howard. A Public Service Announcement if you will, trying to make Dwight Howard understand that Lou Williams gave him a PR bailout.

He should take it. Let’s get an understanding of what happened from his side.