Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson opens up about Michael Jordan
Williamson said Jordan was his favorite player as a kid. Zion was born in 2000,though, so thanks to Youtube, he was able to see how dominant Jordan was during the 90s.
Pelicans’ Zion Williamson on Michael Jordan: “He was my favorite player growing up. The ‘last shot’ with the Bulls was up there [as my favorite MJ memory]. He made a defensive play, got the steal off Karl Malone and iced the game.” pic.twitter.com/P3PMqdVSrv
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 14, 2020
Williamson signed a record rookie sneaker deal worth $75 million over five years with Jordan Brand. It’s sort of fitting that Williamson is with His Airness’ own sneaker line.
Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest dunker of all time. Watching Zion Williamson dunk with the Pelicans this season while wearing Jordan Brand shoes just seems right.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Williamson has been an absolute beast in his first 10 NBA games. The No. 1 overall pick from last year’s draft is making the game look way too easy.
Williamson is averaging 22.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists after his first 10 games. He’s also shooting 57.6 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free-throw line.
In a perfect world, the Pelicans would like to see Williamson’s free-throw percentage be higher, but otherwise, Zion has been nothing short of spectacular so far and he figures to dominate the NBA for the next decade or so assuming he stays healthy.
The Pelicans are 23-32 on the season and are in 11th place in the Western Conference standings. New Orleans has to go on a major run in the second half of the season in order to reach the playoffs. NBA fans are hoping the Pels make the postseason because everyone wants to see Williamson play on the NBA’s brightest and biggest stage.