Zion Williamson is arguably the most-likable college basketball star of this century. That might seem like an overstatement, but consider that he played at Duke and is still so freaking likable. Usually, playing for Coach K makes you hated, but Zion is just so dang personable that you have to love him.
Up until today, Williamson hadn’t really done anything to make people dislike him. That’s changed, though.
The future No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft upset a very rabid fan base today.
No, it’s not the fans of an NBA team.
It’s fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
🚨 ZION WILLIAMSON HOT TAKE 🚨
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) May 19, 2019
Yeah, that’s not going to sit well with people. At all.
You have people pointing out the flaws in his argument:
In the comics, Captain America is able to hold Mjilnor. So it is very consistent with the comic books.
— Andre Daniels (@MoneyDre123) May 19, 2019
they foreshadowed it in Age of Ultron when nobody could lift the hammer but Captain America made it shake. Cap is the only other one worthy to hold it @ZionW32
— Macho🤟🏻 (@brian_camacho10) May 19, 2019
And then most people are just disappointed:
The first red flag on this guy. Should’ve waited till after the draft to pop off like this.
— Taylor Edward Miller (@taydaddy19) May 19, 2019
Watch more than one avengers movie home slice.
— Palmer 🐺 (@Lonewolf_Palmer) May 20, 2019
— Mikey Sharp (@MayhemMonkey919) May 19, 2019
And one person has a specific theory that could make some sense…
Using the insanity plea to try and get the Pelicans to pass on him.
— Travis J Davidson (@TravisSkol) May 19, 2019
Hey, Zion was bound to say something that upset people. At least in this case, it’s something related to a movie and not his likely NBA destination.