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Lou Williams on whether 2020 NBA Champions would have asterisk

Clippers, Lou Williams

Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Lou Williams says there shouldn’t be an asterisk on the 2020 NBA champions.

However, Williams jokingly said that’s only the case if the Clippers win it all:

Williams and the Clippers had the second-best record in the Western Conference standings before the season was suspended due to COVID-19. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers had the top record out West.

It’s unknown if the 2019-20 season can resume in the summer. Until COVID-19 dies down, no sports can start back up.

This season was the first time in franchise history the Clippers were title contenders, thanks to superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Williams, arguably the best bench scorer in the NBA, was looking to win his first ring this season. It would be a shame if all of L.A.’s hard work will go to waste.

In 60 games for the Clippers prior to play being suspended, Williams was averaging 18.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists. The 33-year-old was also shooting 41.6 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 86.3 percent from the free-throw line.

The Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors in their final game of the season before Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. No player on the team has been reported with the virus, which is great news.