3. Lou Williams (Memphis, Tennessee)
“Boomin’ out in South
Gwinnett Memphis like Lou Will
6 man like Lou Will, 2 girls and they get along like I’m Lou
Like I’m Lou Will, I just got the new deal”
Only one player born in Tennessee has the honor of a Drake song named after him called 6 man. Lou. Williams. There has long been controversy and heated debate between Atlanta and Memphis on who gets to stake the claim to Williams. Well let’s officially settle it. Williams spent the first nine years of his life in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Georgia, so I would argue that the odds heavily favor Memphis. Lou Will, as he is often affectionally called, is easily one of the most popular players in the league, and a 3x NBA Sixth Man of the year, hence the name of the Drake song “6 man”. Williams is currently competing with the LA Clippers as a heavy title favorite. Shockingly drafted 45th overall, his career stats are nothing to sneeze at. 14.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 3.4 rebounds.