Lou Williams just came off of winning his third sixth-man of the year trophy, but he certainly hoping the Clippers can get Kawhi Leonard to sign there to give him a legitimate shot to win an NBA title.
In a recent appearance on Gilbert Arenas’ podcast, Williams had a lot to say about what it’s like to play in Canada as an American and why the Raptors have trouble keeping American players, especially big name players.
“The problem they’re gonna have is keeping guys there. Once you’re there, you’ll love playing for the Raptors, you’ll love playing for the country, ’cause it’s [basically] the whole country. The that fourth, fifth month of the season you’re like goddamn, I wanna go home. When you play in Toronto, you feel like you’re playing overseas. It feels like it. You can’t wait to go on the road sometimes, just to be in America. It’s little things you don’t think of like the channels on your TV, your phone bill, you have to get like a Canadian bank account. Things you don’t really think about. And then you have kids and you’re raising your kids out in Canada. Once you’re there, you’re like ‘oh, this is dope’ — but the hard thing is keeping guys.”
“When you play in Toronto, you feel like you’re playing overseas. We can’t wait to go on the road sometimes, just to be in America.”
Keep in mind that Lou Williams plays for a franchise who is currently trying to sign Kawhi Leonard. His words are sort of mute because after playing one year with the Raptors — Williams was damn near devastated that the team did not want to keep him.
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