If you were wondering how long it would take for Zion Williamson to throw down a nasty dunk in the NBA, the answer is a few minutes into his first preseason game.
Williamson’s first exhibition game with the New Orleans Pelicans looks a lot like his games did last year at Duke. He’s flying up and down the court and dunking with authority.
Here’s one example. Look how far he cocked that one back.
— NBA (@NBA) October 7, 2019
He was only getting started though. This kid is going to be an absolute terror in the open floor this year.
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— Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) October 7, 2019
Sure, Zion has lots to prove at the professional level. How long until he develops an outside shot? Can his ballhandling stand up? Will he be too much of a ‘tweener’ defensively?
Still, it is clear the No. 1 overall pick is a truly special athlete. The way he gets moves on the court and elevates with ease is impressive.
Zion and the Pelicans will be must-see television this season.