Beloved LA Clipper admits to getting emotional after trade from team

Lou Williams, LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Lou Williams, LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

When LA Clippers long-time impact player and three-time Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams was traded from the team, it was tough for many Clipper fans.

It was even tougher when the piece we got in return for him, Rajon Rondo, was awful for us in the postseason when we traded for him for his past postseason successes.

It could have been worse, however. Clipper fans could have felt the way Williams felt himself.

Lou Williams came clean about crying when the LA Clippers traded him to the Atlanta Hawks.

The LA Clippers will clearly always hold a special place in Lou Williams’ heart. It was more apparent than ever in a recent interview that Bleacher Report‘s Taylor Rooks conducted with Williams.

Look, Williams was a major part of the culture that was created here in LA, and what was supposed to be a big part of the long-term success of this franchise. That long-term success is absolutely in progress and still very plausible, however it was tough for Williams to see that he wasn’t going to be a part of it.

He even said that he contemplated retiring after the split.

It had to be a major change for Lou Will. Not just in his career, but just in the life he was going to live as well. Moving away from a place that wouldn’t have the foundation that it did without Williams must have been a tough day.

It’s especially tough on players getting traded like this because they don’t get much of a break. There’s a season going on and they have to get right back on the mindset of playing again right away.

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It was tough to see Williams talk about how upset he was. It was nice to know, however, that we still matter to him. He’s an LA Clipper, through and through.