Kings guard De’Aaron Fox rips college basketball analyst over Zion Williamson shade
Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox ripped college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla for his recent Twitter post about this June’s potential first overall pick Zion Williamson.
Williamson recently posted a video on Twitter, announcing his intentions to join the upcoming NBA draft. In the said video, the collegiate phenom thanked Duke’s basketball program. Fraschilla responded to Williamson’s tweet noting how much he believed playing for Duke helped the young prospect build his brand and NBA draft profile.
.@NBA Rookie Contract, 100 million dollar @nikebasketball deal, millions more from Madison Avenue so 200 million before he plays in a NBA game? Not bad for a guy who might have been 6th or 7th pick last year out of high school. “Thank you, Duke.” https://t.co/Ys6I1BFc0n
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) April 15, 2019
Fox didn’t seem to like what Fraschilla said, so he responded with this.
Imagine thinking like this dumbass 😂🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/z10vKxyDId
— De'Aaron Fox (@swipathefox) April 19, 2019
There is no doubt that Williamson became a better basketball player because he played for Duke. Although he only stayed there for one year, he clearly has a better understanding of the game in general and will be able to use all the things he learned once he transitions his game into the NBA.
However, even if Zion went straight out of high school to join the draft, he would still be one of the top prospects and shoe deals, together with several other endorsements, would have followed anyway. There are a lot of NBA players who didn’t go to college and still ended up making millions once they came into the league. Several notable names include Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and current Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.
To sum it up, Both Fox and Fraschilla’s points are valid, but the former is the one who should take the win on this.