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Lou Williams continues fantastic trend of pro athletes naming kids after their own accomplishments

January 03, 2020

Michael Kovac

Lou Williams isn't the first professional athlete to name a kid after one of his own accomplishments. But we're guessing he's the first to do this in honor of being the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year.

The Los Angeles Clippers super sub welcomed a baby boy into world on New Year's Eve with a reference to how he gets welcomed into a game from the bench. Introducing SIX SYX Williams:

“I always said if I had a son, I was going to give him a unique name. Nothing was coming to me, so I just said, ‘you know what, I’m going to name him Six, spell it a little different, and just have some fun with it,” Williams, who has won the award a record three times, told FOX Sports’ Jamie Maggio.

OK then. So just to be clear, this was NOT a nod to Seinfeld:

Syx joins a group of other pro athlete scions who are breathing monuments to their dad's success on the court/field/course. Among them, there's Shea Jones, named after Chipper Jones' career of tormenting the New York Mets. There's Azalea Garcia, named in honor of Sergio Garcia's 2017 Masters triumph. And staying in golf, Wyndham Simpson, named after Webb Simpson's 2011 Wyndham Championship win. True story.

In other words, you could do worse than Syx.