Zion Williamson going with the all-white look at NBA Draft like LeBron James did
NBA Draft Night is upon us, and presumptive No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson is rocking the all-white outfit as he prepares to take center stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
— NBA Draft (@NBADraft) June 20, 2019
Williamson is going with the same kind of look that LeBron James donned when he was taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.
The parallel is only fitting, given that Williamson is probably the most exciting prospect since James made the leap to the NBA straight out of high school.
Oh, and he is packing some serious jewelry. Check out this watch:
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 20, 2019
The New Orleans Pelicans–who own the top selection–cleared the way for Williamson to immediately take his place as the face of the franchise when they traded (in principle) Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Like James did in Cleveland, the Pelicans are hoping that Zion can have a transformative impact on a franchise that has struggled to get past the first round of the playoffs.
There is good reason to be excited about Williamson’s potential. Executives around the league have arguably never seen his blend of size, strength and supreme athleticism before. He competes just as hard on the defensive side of the ball as he does on offense, and he has tremendous body control.
There are concerns about Williamson’s durability as well as whether or not his game will translate as effectively in a league where everyone is bigger and stronger. But given his makeup and work ethic, he is almost certainly going to be a quality player in the NBA.
And if he expands his shooting range… watch out.