New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson recently opened up about his biggest fear in the game.
For many, the most expected answer would probably be not being able to live up to the extremely high expectations the world has bestowed upon him. Well, this simply isn’t the case for Zion, who considers losing his love for the game to be the thing that frightens him the most:
“My worst fear is — and I know it’s not going to happen — you hear about people losing their love for the game,” he said, via ESPN’s Anthony Olivieri. “I hope that never happens to me because I love the game so much. If that happens to me, I’d be so hurt.”
That’s a pretty top-notch response from a 19-year-old who appears to be quite wise beyond his years. While he is surely still anxious about his much-anticipated debut campaign, it seems that Williamson’s vision already far exceeds the short term. Despite still being a teenager, the 6-foot-7 forward is already looking way ahead, and is already concerned with longevity.
Aside from his freakish combination of size, speed, and skill, what makes Zion stand out the most is perhaps his attitude toward the game. He obviously has an immeasurable amount of respect for the sport, and this reveals itself in pretty much anything he says or does.
Big things are definitely in store for this young man, and with what appears to be a good head on his broad shoulders, the sky is definitely the limit for Zion Williamson.