Tag: Zion Williamson

Zion Williamson Surprised to Be Living Up to Expectation of Being First Overall Pick

by Alex Poletti
Photo by The Athletic

After scoring a career-high 31 points in a 138-117 victory over the Portland Trail Blazer, Pelicans superstar Zion Williamson admitted to reporters that he did not expect to be living up to the hype of being the first overall draft pick in 2019. Continue reading “Zion Williamson Surprised to Be Living Up to Expectation of Being First Overall Pick”

Zion Williamson Proves Skeptics Right by Spontaneously Combusting Within First Minute of Debut

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Chris Graythen /Getty Images

Critics of Zion Williamson got the last laugh on Wednesday when the 2019 first overall pick spontaneously burst into flames within the first minute of his NBA debut in New Orleans. Despite the unfortunate start, the Duke alum still managed to score 22 points, including 17 straight in the fourth quarter. Continue reading “Zion Williamson Proves Skeptics Right by Spontaneously Combusting Within First Minute of Debut”

Zion Williamson Prepping Best Way to Pull Hamstring for Debut

by Alex Poletti
Photo by CBS Sports

David Griffin, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the New Orleans Pelicans, announced that the team is eyeing a January 22 debut for Zion Williamson, the first overall draft pick in 2019. Zion tells The Second String that he’s spending the last few days before his debut trying to figure out the best way to pull his hamstring during his first NBA game. Continue reading “Zion Williamson Prepping Best Way to Pull Hamstring for Debut”

Duke Upset by Stephen F. Austin, Showing They Can Still Disappoint Without Reddish, Barrett and Zion

by Alex Poletti
Photo by USA Today Sports

If on any other day, someone told you that a group of lumberjacks surprised everyone on Duke’s court, you’d probably wonder how the hell that person got into your apartment and call security. Today, however, that group of Lumberjacks is Stephen F. Austin University, who upset the Blue Devils in overtime to hand Duke its first non-conference loss at home since 2000. This was an incredible showing for the Blue Devils, who proved they could still play down to a lower caliber of competition without Cam Reddish, R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson.

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Mulling Over Injury, Zion Williamson Admits Attempting Double-Backflip Dunk Over Shark-Infested Waters Not Best Decision

by Alex Poletti

The New Orleans Pelicans received some bad news before the start of the regular season, as rookie Zion Williamson was sidelined with a knee injury that will keep him on the bench for six to eight weeks. Given some time to reflect on the cause of his injury, Williamson admits that attempting a double-backflip dunk over shark-infested waters was not his smartest decision.

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New York Knicks Unveil 2019 Lineup, Featuring Cardboard Cutouts of Kevin Durant, Zion Williamson

by Alex Poletti

After a decidedly difficult offseason, the New York Knicks unveiled their formidable lineup for the 2019-2020 season, which includes first-round draft pick R.J. Barrett and cardboard cutouts of Kevin Durant and Zion Williamson.

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To Show Dedication to New Team, Zion Turns into Real Pelican

by Alex Poletti

After the first pick was announced at Barclays Center in New York, what many fans suspected and analysts guaranteed became a reality: Zion Williamson became a New Orleans Pelican. To quell any doubt that the Duke superstar was unimpressed with the organization that held the first pick, Zion went above and beyond by turning into a real pelican, showing his dedication to his new organization.

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