Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams won his first of three NBA Sixth Man of the Year awards with the Toronto Raptors during the 2014-15 season, and said he wanted to re-sign with the team after his lone campaign north of the border. Drake even name-dropped him in a song.
Despite all that, Williams appeared on Gilbert Arenas' "No Chill Podcast" Wednesday and said there are drawbacks to living in Toronto. The negatives are mostly, it seems, tied to media and telecommunications.
"Once you're there, you'll love playing for the Raptors, you'll love playing for ... the whole country. Then ... that fourth, fifth month into the season you’re like, 'God damn, I wanna go home,'" Williams said. "When you play in Toronto, you feel like you're playing overseas ... little shit you don't think of like the channels on your TV, your phone bill, you gotta get a f------ Canadian bank account."
Later, Williams complained about needing to go through airport customs often when playing in Canada.
This is relevant, of course, because Williams is a member of the Clippers - perhaps the team most likely to pry NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard away from the Raptors.
Williams also mentioned free agent Kevin Durant on the podcast, but he did it in past tense regarding his team.
"I thought he was going to be the person that could fit (with the Clippers) seamlessly," he said. "But you could drop Kawhi on any team and have a chance."
It's unlikely Williams' comments will fall under the NBA's anti-tampering rules.