ONE of the NBA’s best sixth men has revealed that he is hanging up his hightops and walking away from the game.
Lou Williams announced he’s retiring from the NBA and took to his Instagram to share the news with a heartfelt Father’s Day post.
Lou Williams announced his retirement on InstagramCredit: Getty
Williams played 17 years in the NBACredit: Getty
The 36-year-old shared a video on Sunday with his daughter narrating the clip while highlights of his career played in the background.
He captioned the post showing appreciation for the people in his life.
“Thank you all… JJ, Zoe $, Syx Man. Thank y’all. Much love.”
“Happy Father’s Day. Well Done, Underground. Farewell.”
NBA fans and former players rushed to the comments section to give their praise.
Former star Jamal Crawford stated: “Iconic 6th man, great friend, one of the realist people. Underground Goat.”
The Atlanta Hawks commented: “Atlanta legend for life. Congrats.”
Hawks star guard Dejounte Murray expressed: “Thank You For Just Being YOU, Bro!!! REAL ONE!!!!”
NBA star Patrick Beverley stated: “Damn, I just cried. Beautiful.”
And this fan declared: “Man, this was the BEST tribute I’ve ever seen. This got my eyes a lil watery! Salute, big bro, on a GREAT career, and happy Father’s Day!!”
Another said: “This was SO BEAUTIFUL! Happy Father’s Day, and congratulations, 6th Man! We all love you and respect you! Well done, Underground. We are so proud of you.”
William was drafted out of high school in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
He spent 17 seasons in the NBA for six different franchises.
Williams played for Philadelphia, the Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, and Atlanta Hawks.
He was named the NBA’s sixth man of the year three times and scored more points off the bench than anyone in history.
He won the NBA’s sixth man of the year three timesCredit: AFP