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NBA player talked gunman out of robbing him

Philadelphia 76ers guard Lou Williams takes shots on the court, but prevented them from being fired recently in a Philadelphia neighborhood.

Williams told the Philadelphia Daily News that he was approached by a gun-wielding man while stopped in his car Christmas Eve. But he talked the gunman out of the crime, then took him to McDonald's.

“A guy tried to rob me but decided not to because of whatever I do in the community,” Williams told the paper. “He's a Lou Williams fan, so he didn't rob me.”

Williams said the man knocked on the driver's window with a gun drawn.

“There's crime everywhere,” Williams told the paper. “I was debating whether to pull off to help the guy. The gun was already out. He did all the talking, and we came up with a solution before I could really say much. I treated him to McDonald's.”

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