Lou Williams, who made his mark in the NBA coming off the bench over the course of a 17-year career, announced his retirement Sunday.
Williams revealed the decision in a Youtube video narrated by his daughter who covered his journey to the NBA and time in the league.
The 36-year-old Williams has won three Sixth Man of the Year awards (2015, 2018, 2019), tied with Jamal Crawford for the most in NBA history, while appearing in 1,123 career games with just 122 starts. He scored an NBA record 13,396 points off the bench, which is 2,117 more than Crawford.
Williams averaged 13.9 points and 3.4 assists per game while playing for six teams: the Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, and LA Clippers. Williams’ last game came in April 2022 with the Hawks.
Williams was the 45th pick in the 2005 NBA draft. Of the 60 players taken that year, only Chris Paul scored more NBA points than Williams, who went straight into the league out of high school.
He ends his career with 15,593 points, 131 in NBA history.
Associated Press contributed to this report.