Pelicans video: Zion Williamson reacts to meeting Barack Obama
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Video: Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson reacts to meeting Barack Obama

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New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson met former United States President Barack Obama on Friday in Chicago.

Williamson says meeting Obama was a “top two” life experience for him:

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 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. They 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 Pelicans make the postseason because everyone wants to see Williamson play on the NBA’s brightest stage.

Zion will play in Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge. He figures to be a multi-time All-Star soon.