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Lou Williams always wanted to be a Hawk

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09:31 AM ET 10.14 | The Hawks always had the inside track in their pursuit of Lou Williams. The point guard says he envisioned himself one day playing for his hometown team while growing up in metro-Atlanta. After seven seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, who drafted him straight out of South Gwinnett High, Williams didn't take long to make up his mind once a free agent this summer. "It was actually a speedy process," Williams said after a recent training camp practice. "It wasn't difficult for me. There were three or four teams who were serious about getting me. Atlanta was one of them. I kind of gave Atlanta the edge because this was the hometown team. This was actually a team I've wanted to play for in middle school and high school growing up. Once we were able to work the terms out that were satisfactory for both sides it was a no-brainer for me." As the Hawks were undergoing their offseason makeover, Williams kept up with all their moves via close friend Josh Smith.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

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October 14, 2012  10:20 AM ET

In Need Of Some Southern Comfort, Bro?

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October 14, 2012  11:57 AM ET

It's good someone did.
Atlanta Hawks; a team that strives to be mediocre consistently.

October 14, 2012  01:13 PM ET
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It's good someone did.Atlanta Hawks; a team that strives to be mediocre consistently.

And always succeed!

October 14, 2012  01:20 PM ET

The point guard says he envisioned himself one day playing for his hometown team while growing up in metro-Atlanta.

Wow, just like every player on every neighborhood playground in America. I'm sure the interns could do better than this.....if they tried.

October 14, 2012  02:52 PM ET
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And always succeed!

Atlanta = consistent= Fibre of the NBA

 
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