Lou Williams had much to celebrate this week as he was given the Sixth Man of the Year Award on Monday during a ceremony held at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The NBA star had his partner, Ashley Henderson, and daughters, Jada and Zoey, with him to celebrate.
Williams was excited to receive the award, after suffering a serious injury during his career that severely impacted his ability to be active on the court. “I knew that I wasn’t going to have the foot speed I once had,” said Lou upon accepting the Sixt Man award on Monday. “I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to jump as high, but it taught me to be smarter. I worked on different parts of my game. This year is probably the most three-pointers I’ve taken in my career.” The NBA star also told reporters that his ability to return to the game and be recognized for his skill was “very gratifying.”
Lou Williams began his career with the NBA as a member of the Philidelphia 76ers. He then played for the Atlanta Hawkins before finding a place with the Toronto Raptors in 2014. Lou is the first player from the Raptors to be given the Sixth Man of the Year Award.