Pelicans’ Josh Hart reacts to Zion Williamson denying him a high-five
New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson doesn’t seem to be too fond of his new teammate Josh Hart.
Hart has been the victim of some of Zion’s cold shoulders, as the super rookie simply walked by him when he went for a high five during Friday’s preseason game against the Utah Jazz.
Hart has had enough and called out Williamson in a rather sad manner:
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) October 12, 2019
Gotta feel sorry for Josh Hart. It’s worth wondering what would happen had Zion did this to Russell Westbrook, though. Westbrook would never let that slide for sure!
Kidding aside, this is probably just all in fun and Zion probably just didn’t sees Hart when the latter goes for a high five.
So far, the Pelicans have looked great in preseason, winning all three of their contests. Zion Williamson has been as good as advertised, with the 6-foot-7, 285-pound locomotive muscling his way to get points and wowing the crowd with his electrifying finishes at the rim.
Zion scored 16 points, grabbed seven boards and notched three steals in his debut game against the Atlanta Hawks. He netted 29 points on 12-of-13 shooting — all from the paint — in his second game against the Chicago Bulls.
In their matchup against the Jazz, the 19-year old finished with 26 points and five rebounds to lead the Pels to a one-point win. Williamson even held his ground against two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert during the game.
This is going to be an exciting season for the Pelicans with Williamson, Hart and all their young studs running the show. They embark on their 2019-20 campaign against the defending champion Toronto Raptors on opening night on Oct. 22.