Zion Williamson didn’t actually get snubbed for an autograph by Anthony Davis, John Wall
Williamson was apparently misquoted by the New York Post. The high-flyer, who is expected to be selected by the Pelicans with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, said he would have been hurt IF Davis or Wall didn’t sign his autograph as a kid:
Some context on Zion Williamson/Anthony Davis/John Wall autograph story being rehashed: Williamson has never met Davis or Wall, per source close to him. Neither snubbed him. Williamson was providing analogy using athletes he looked up to in high school, on why he signs for kids.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 21, 2019
I checked the video And it seems Zion was misquoted by they NY Post, he not only says he’s never met AD and John Wall but he also says he always signs autographs for kids because he would have been hurt “IF” AD and John Wall wouldn’t have signed their autograph for him https://t.co/E8LaDBeQRJ pic.twitter.com/AWRmdvR0XW
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 21, 2019
This story now makes a lot more sense. Davis and Wall are good guys and don’t seem like the type of stars to not give autographs to kids. It’s good to see Williamson has this attitude. A lot of kids are going to be looking up to Zion now that he’s going to be a star in the NBA. Setting a good example for the youth seems to be important for Williamson.
Will Davis and Williamson be teammates on the Pelicans? That’s the million dollar question. Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin seems confident he can convince Davis to change his mind on his trade stance after New Orleans won the draft lottery. A Big Three of Davis, Williamson and Jrue Holiday would be a lot of fun to watch in The Big Easy.