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Clippers’ Lou Williams has simple message about Magic City controversy

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams is not dwelling on his recent strip club incident, instead saying fans should simply “enjoy the memes.”

A fan appeared to come to Williams’ defense on Twitter after Williams made a trip to a strip club outside the NBA “bubble.” However, it seems Williams would rather just move forward.

The three-time Sixth Man of the Year Award-winner initially left the bubble to attend a funeral, but he admitted to league officials he stopped for food at Magic City in Atlanta (via Dani Mohr of the New York Post):

Williams, 33, reportedly left the NBA bubble with an excused absence to attend a funeral, and made an additional stop at Magic City to pick up some dinner later in the evening. Rapper Jack Harlow captured Williams at the strip club on Thursday night with a drink in his hand while wearing the NBA mask given on the Orlando campus.

Williams began a 10-day quarantine this weekend, and he will miss the Clippers’ first two seeding games.

The veteran shooting guard has once again been a vital bench piece for L.A., averaging 18.7 points, 5.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds in over 29 minutes per game.

Williams’ efficiency has taken a bit of a dip, but he and Montrezl Harrell continue to punish opponents in the pick-and-roll. The “Underground GOAT” has also made strides on the defensive end of the floor.

The Clippers probably will not be able to chase down the crosstown rival Lakers for the top seed in the Western Conference. But they will nonetheless see Williams’ absence as a missed opportunity to gain chemistry and re-acclimate to playing meaningful games.