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Clippers’ Lou Williams speaks on imitating Kawhi Leonard’s viral Staples Center intro

Lou Williams, Kawhi Leonard

The Los Angeles Clippers are getting in on the Thanksgiving vibes as the festive holiday draws closer. On Sunday, Clippers veteran guard Lou Williams sent out a special greeting for the Clippers faithful, and it came complete with his very own Kawhi Leonard impersonation.

It was indeed a pretty funny moment, and following LA’s blowout victory against the New Orleans Pelicans, Williams spoke briefly about why he decided to harmlessly make fun of his new teammate:

As it turns out, it was an impromptu move by Williams, who just thought it would be funny if he replicated Kawhi’s trademark greeting. He pretty much nailed it, which is what made the impersonation so hilarious.

It was all business for Williams and company during the game, though, as they completely torched the Pelicans en route to a lopsided 134-109 victory. LA finished strong, outscoring New Orleans 34-22 in the fourth and final frame.

For his part, Williams was his usual self, serving as an offensive burst off the bench. The three-time Sixth Man of the Year winner accounted for 19 points (on 6-of-11 shooting), two 3-pointers, three rebounds, and four assists in 25 minutes of play.

However, even more impressive was the outstanding play of Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell, who himself also came off the bench as usual. The 25-year-old caught fire on Sunday, putting up a season-high 34 points (13-of-18 from the field, 8-of-10 from the stripe), 12 rebounds, two assists, a steal, and two blocks in just 28 minutes of action.

This victory lifts the Clippers to 12-5 to start the new season, as they currently sit in the third spot in an overly competitive Western Conference.