Zion Williamson: Superstar or Bust?

After Duke’s loss to Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament, Zion Williamson won’t take the court until his NBA debut (or Summer League debut).

It seems to be a formality at this point that Zion will be the #1 overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft. If you ask me, he did enough during his short tenure at Duke to earn that honor, but will he be just as dominant at the next level?

Spoiler alert, there is no chance Williamson is going to be a bust. His raw athleticism and talent will not allow him to be anything short of a star in the NBA. The day he gets drafted he will be the #1 selling jersey in the league no matter where Kevin Durant goes.

I am sure you’ve heard by now that Zion will be the second heaviest player in the NBA (at 285 lbs) behind Boban Marjanovic (291 lbs). Given that he’s only 6 feet 7 inches, some have voiced concerns that he’s overweight, even fat. As a fellow fat person, I will gladly accept him into our clan. I will take Zion as a win for fat people everywhere.

If you don’t think Zion is going to succeed at the next level you are a hater. The kid averaged 26 PPG, 8.5 TRB, and 1.75 BLK during the NCAA tournament. He shot 68% from the floor and a surprising 41% from 3. During the ACC tournament, he average 27ppg, 10 trb, and shot 50% from 3. The lights have not been too bright for him, and he seems like he genuinely loves this game. Zion loves basketball like a fat kid loves cake.

When Zion went down with his knee injury, every sports personality said it would be smart for him to sit out the rest of the season. His decision to come back and play shows what kind of player he is. And I’m sure NBA teams will love that. His competitive spirit is top notch and will make him a superstar within three years in the league.

It is looking like the top 3 picks in the 2019 NBA draft will be the Knicks, Suns and Cavaliers. I can’t think of a worse fate for Zion than ending up on the Cavs. Good thing the NBA draft lottery is rigged. I would put all my money on the Knicks winning the first pick. I dog on the Knicks all the time in my Hit or Miss blogs, but I want Zion in New York. It would great to have Zion in a big market team like the Knicks, who haven’t been relevant in years. Who knows maybe he can even teach some of the current Knicks how to play basketball? Zion the player-coach, anyone?

I can’t wait for the next time I get to watch Zion Williamson play basketball. I hope he joins a rec league at Duke so we can watch him dunk over some poor soul looking to escape the library.

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