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RJ Barrett asks Zion Williamson what it’s like to be the best prospect since LeBron James

NBA Draft, Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett

Former Duke teammates Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett are bound to share their friendships through many years to come after their dream of making the league becomes a reality on Thursday’s 2019 NBA Draft.

Yet Barrett had some last bit of fun wit his old college teammate, asking him what it feels like to be the best prospect since LeBron James.

Williamson’s response was a coy: “It feels like being RJ Barrett.”

Both James and Williamson are among the few to be considered generational talents, capable of changing the entire scope of their franchise.

James was wowing people since he was 16 years old, nicknamed “The Chosen One” as a player that could change the game and make one NBA team very lucky to have him.

Williamson boasts that same type of unique potential, one that scouts saw from a young age since he first started ruthlessly throwing down on other high schoolers and soon dominating college basketball alongside Barrett and fellow lottery pick Cam Reddish at Duke.

Zion Williamson can easily be the first player of franchise-changing caliber and one that can turn the nightmare of parting with Anthony Davis into a blessing in disguise upon selecting him with the consensus No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.

The New Orleans Pelicans have also explored the potential to trade up in the draft to select RJ Barrett, yet that could prove rather difficult to do with less than 48 hours before these two studs find their next home in the league.