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NBA News & Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers' Lou Williams Handcuffed In Las Vegas; Coach Shares Reason Lakers Skipped Kristaps Porzingis

( [email protected] ) Nov 09, 2015 12:00 PM EST
A video showing Los Angeles Lakers guard Lou Williams being apprehended by the police has surfaced online. The clip was exclusively shared by TMZ Sports a few days ago and depicts Williams being handcuffed by Las Vegas police and pressed against a vehicle.
A video of Lakers' Lou Williams being handcuffed in Las Vegas has surfaced online. NBA on Twitter

A video showing Los Angeles Lakers guard Lou Williams being apprehended by the police has surfaced online. The clip was exclusively shared by TMZ Sports a few days ago and depicts Williams being handcuffed by Las Vegas police and pressed against a vehicle.

The incident is shown in the video happened on September 13 following a scene outside Las Vegas' The Cromwell Hotel & Casino shortly after the Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto fight. Witnesses present told TMZ that the NBA's defending Sixth Man of the Year was involved in an argument with a "large man," officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) eventually rushed to address the situation.

Williams reportedly denied being involved in such fight and was released by the police immediately after they determined that he was not the aggressor. In a separate report, Williams was described as the victim in the said altercation.

In the video, a woman who is apparently in Williams' company can be heard asking the officers why they are handcuffing the player. He can also be heard appealing his case to the police. The LVMPD told TMZ that they have no record of formally arresting Williams and the latter also did not want to press charges.

The Lakers guard's agent, Wallace Prather III, commented about the incident and said that "Apparently there was an issue that [Lou] wasn't involved in, which is why they didn't arrest him. If Lou were fighting in public in Las Vegas they would have arrested his ass ... he wasn't fighting anyone."

In another area of the Lakers roster, head coach Byron Scott recently shared his views on why the team skipped over Kristaps Porzingis. Los Angeles did hold pre-draft workouts for 7'3" Latvian player but eventually ended up choosing 6'5" D'Angelo Russell as their second overall pick in the NBA Draft for 2015. 

During a recent interview with ESPN's Baxter Holmes, Scott shared that the team thought Porzingis still needed "time to develop." He later admitted that "Obviously, we were probably a little wrong about that because he's playing pretty well right now."

"Man, he's a good player. This kid has a hunger to be really good. The comparisons to Dirk Nowitzki because of his size and the way they can shoot the ball is pretty accurate, especially when Dirk first came on the scene. The kid is going to be really special one day," Scott added.

So far, it seems that the rookie player needed just a little time to develop. Porzingis, who is now with the New York Knicks, has averaged 12.3 points, 1.5 steals, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game. One apparent drawback is that the 20-year-old might be too aggressive, given his average of 4.2 fouls for each game.

 

Tags : NBA, Los Angeles Lakers, Lou Williams, Byron Scott, Kristaps Porzingis