Thanks to Lou Williams, who is serving a 10-day quarantine for his infamous strip club visit last week, Magic City Gentleman’s Club in Atlanta is getting all kinds of free press. The Los Angeles Clippers guard and reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year insists he just stopped by for some grub, claiming the restaurant to be his favorite in all of Atlanta. Williams’ bold assertion was initially met with skepticism, but after photos began surfacing of Magic City’s mouthwatering wing selection, the Internet started to reconsider.
As a wing enthusiast myself (my dream is to someday appear on Hot Ones with Sean Evans), I’d eat this delectable platter in a heartbeat. Apparently so would Hall of Fame tight end and native Georgian Shannon Sharpe, who swears by Magic City’s one-of-a-kind catfish nuggets. Former Celtics and Thunder center Kendrick Perkins was critical of Williams attending a strip club during his time away from the bubble, but admitted that Magic City’s wings are indeed “fire.”
Magic City has played along, enjoying its newfound fame by tweeting at celebrities like Johnny Manziel while sharing the club’s menu offerings on social media. Though he didn’t refer to it specifically by name, veteran announcer Kevin Harlan alluded to Magic City during Tuesday night’s Celtics/Rockets broadcast on TNT, asking colleague Reggie Miller if they could get some wings delivered to the booth.
Atlanta and Orlando aren’t exactly next-door neighbors—Google maps informs me it’s a six-hour drive—but Magic City seems more than willing to accommodate Harlan despite the 400-mile distance. It’s too bad the Hawks already have a uniform sponsor (Sharecare) because a Magic City patch would look great on Atlanta’s new threads.