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Zion Williamson’s bold goal for 2022-23 season will please Pelicans fans

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New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson has some bold aspirations for his return in the 2022-23 season, and he’s putting in the work to get it done.

Speaking with NOLA.com, Zion’s personal chef Christian Green shared how the Pelicans forward is focusing on diet and nutrition to get him in the best shape possible. Apparently, Zion told Green that he wants to win MVP in the upcoming season.

“Definitely getting him in tiptop shape,” Green said on his goals with Zion on a dietary standpoint. “My boy says he wants the league MVP this year. I see it. I believe it. I believe Zion is going to be the face of the NBA once LeBron James retires. I believe it. I see it. Just getting him in great health. He’s in great health now. But once the season starts, he’s going to be in even better health.”

You have probably seen Zion Williamson’s workouts this offseason, a clear proof that he’s getting back to his usual explosiveness that made him one of the most highly rated prospect in decades. Beyond training, however, his diet has been been a major factor in his incredible body transformation.

According to Green, watching everything Zion puts in his body is one of the actions they are taking to make sure he maintains his fitness and get him to playing MVP-level of basketball.

“Pull all sugars. Pull all carbs. Just give him all the healthy stuff. The healthy nutrition he needs — from baked foods to different grains. We are going to be working on a paleo diet. That’s a lot of grains. That’s a lot of meat. No carbs. A lot of fruit,” Green added.

Williamson’s weight has always been the biggest issue critics have. A lot of people believe he’s just one bad jump away from a devastating injury, and his absence throughout the 2021-22 campaign because of a foot injury didn’t help that narrative.

Clearly, though, the 22-year-old is doing his best not only to get back in shape but also to elevate himself and his game.