Bubble trouble: Lou Williams ‘admits’ to going to Atlanta strip club when he left NBA’s Orlando campus to attend a funeral – and must now miss LA Clippers’ first two games while in quarantine
- Lou Williams has reportedly admitted visiting a strip club in Atlanta on Thursday
- The NBA announced on Sunday that Williams must now quarantine for 10 days
- The announcement means Williams will miss the LA Clippers’ first two games
- Williams was pictured at Magic City strip club in a now-deleted Instagram post
- The NBA star had been granted permission to leave the Disney World bubble
- Williams was allowed to leave Disney World after the death of a friend’s father
NBA player Lou Williams has reportedly admitted going to a strip club in Atlanta after he was allowed out of the NBA’s Orlando ‘bubble’ for a funeral.
The 33-year-old LA Clippers player was granted permission to leave the Orlando resort – where NBA athletes are living and working during the pandemic – after the death of a friend’s father.
Williams was pictured in Atlanta’s Magic City strip club on Thursday night, holding a drink and wearing an NBA face mask.
The league on Sunday announced Williams must quarantine for 10 days as a result of his roaming, meaning he misses the Clippers’ first two games of the restart.
The Clippers face the Los Angeles Lakers on July 30 and the New Orleans Pelicans on August 1.
Lou Williams has admitted visiting this Atlanta strip club on Thursday night
The NBA player will now miss the first two Clippers games, as a result of his 10 day quarantine
Williams was pictured on rapper Jack Harlow’s Instagram in a strip club on Thursday night
On Sunday ESPN reported that Williams has been interviewed by NBA security and told them that he went to the Magic City gentlemen’s club.
He said he was at the Atlanta club for a short time on Thursday, and there were no entertainers present while he was there.
Williams reportedly told NBA investigators that he attended a viewing for Paul G. Williams, which ended at around 6pm Thursday, then went to Magic City for dinner.
Sources said 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.’
On Friday, Lou Williams wrote in a tweet, ‘Ask any of my teammates what’s my favorite restaurant in Atlanta is. Ain’t nobody partying. Chill out lol. #Maskon #inandout.’
The photo inside Magic City, posted on rapper Jack Harlow’s Instagram account, was later deleted.
‘That was an old pic of me and Lou. I was just reminiscing cuz I miss him,’ said Harlow, in what Williams has now admitted was a lie.
He was granted permission to leave the Disney World bubble after the death of a friend’s father
Williams is pictured on July 8 arriving at Disney World in Orlando to enter the ‘bubble’
On Saturday, coach Doc Rivers, appearing visibly annoyed ahead of the Washington game, said: ‘I can’t say much about his trip. I wasn’t with him.’
‘Obviously those (photos) came out, and that’s something we obviously don’t like to see and don’t like,’ he said.
Two other players on the team, pivot Montrezl Harrell and point guard Patrick Beverley, have left the campus this week because of family emergencies, and have not returned.
The departures are likely to be detrimental ahead of Thursday’s Lakers game, which will see the restart of the season.
Clippers head coach Doc Rivers appeared visibly annoyed when asked about the situation