Louis Tyrone Williams was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Williams was selected directly out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 45th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft. Williams spent seven seasons with Philadelphia before signing with the Atlanta Hawks in 2012, playing two seasons there before being traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2014. He was then named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year for the 2014–15 season. He looks to take over the NBA this year on his new team, the historic Los Angeles Lakers.