While appearing on “The Draymond Green Show,” Lou Williams, who didn’t always embrace his “Lemon Pepper Lou” nickname, discussed the narrative of the name and said it was “difficult” for him to deal with backlash over his infamous visit to Magic City during the 2020 NBA bubble season.
“It was difficult for me, because I felt like it was getting to a point where all the s–t I accomplished, how I’ve carried myself over my career, they were just trying to attach some goofy s–t to my name,” Williams said.
“So, I was fighting a narrative. I was fighting a narrative, because they were trying to make me out to be a goofy. Like I was out here trippin,’ And I was like, ‘C’mon, that has never been my M.O. Let’s not start that.’ I’m getting to the end of my career. I’m in year 15, and y’all talkin’ like I’ve been trippin’ this whole time.”