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Zion Lateef Williamson is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the power forward position. Following a dominant freshman-year stint with the Duke Blue Devils, Williamson was selected by the Pelicans with the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2020.
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Zion Williamson says he's a 'hooper,' can play full game vs. Jazz, but Pelicans call him game-time decisionZion Williamson says he's a "hooper" and can play entire game vs. Jazz, but after his lengthy absence, Pelicans are calling him a game-time decision.
Zion Williamson practicing, could play in Pelicans’ openerZion Williamson returned to New Orleans Pelicans practice for the first time in nearly two weeks on Tuesday night and coach Alvin Gentry said the NBA’s top overall draft pick ......
Pelicans' Zion Williamson leaves NBA campus for 'urgent family medical matter'The New Orleans rookie plans to rejoin the team, but he'll face COVID-19 testing and possible quarantine. The season is scheduled to restart July 30.
Pelicans' Zion Williamson excited by returnPelicans forward Zion Williamson says he feels fortunate to be able to resume his NBA rookie season. (July 2)
Grizzlies Guard Adds Pounds During HiatusMemphis coach Taylor Jenkins says guard Ja Morant has added some pounds of muscle during the NBA hiatus. Morant is the NBA's likely rookie of the year after being the No. 2 draft pick behind Zion..
Agent seeks to discover whether Zion Williamson received improper benefits to play at DukeThe legal battle between Zion Williamson and his former agent now includes allegations he received impermissible benefits prior to playing at Duke.
Pelicans' Williamson pledges to cover arena employees' salaries for monthNew Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson pledges to cover the salaries of the employees of the team's Smoothie King Center for the next month.
Pelicans' Zion Williamson latest NBA star to donate to support arena employeesThe New Orleans rookie pledged to cover the salaries of Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days, the initial length of the NBA shutdown.
LeBron James scores season-high 40 points to lift Lakers past Zion Williamson's PelicansLeBron James scored a season-high 40 points to guide the Lakers to a victory against Zion Williamson and the Pelicans.
Zion Williamson leaves backboard tilted with thunderous dunks at NBA Rising Star ChallengeThe star rookie threw down several highlight reel slams in the Rising Stars Challenge that left the crowd in awe and the backboard in need of repairs.
Zion Williamson tantalizes in debut, but Pelicans will wait to fully unleash himZion Williamson posted 17 of his 22 points in just over three minutes in fourth quarter. He played 22 minutes total as Pelicans handle him with care.
'It was everything I dreamed of' - Williamson impresses on NBA debutZion Williamson impresses on his long-awaited NBA debut but his 17 straight fourth-quarter points were not enough to earn the New Orleans Pelicans victory against the San Antonio Spurs.
Zion Williamson puts on show with fourth-quarter barrage, but Pelicans fall to Spurs in NBA debutAfter a quiet three-plus quarters, Zion Williamson erupted for 17 points in a three-minute span in the fourth during his NBA debut for the Pelicans.
Williamson set to make NBA's most eagerly-awaited debut since LeBron - but why all the hype?Zion Williamson is set to make the most eagerly-awaited NBA debut since LeBron James on Wednesday night, but why all the hype?
Pelicans' Williamson to make debut after rehabNew Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson discusses his long rehab from knee surgery just before the regular season begins. (Jan. 21)
Zion Williamson says he wanted to 'punch a wall or kick chairs' during recoveryThe 2019 No. 1 draft pick finally will make his NBA debut Wednesday with the New Orleans Pelicans. His lengthy rehab from knee surgery tested him.
Zion Williamson era finally here, but what type of player will Pelicans see?Will Zion Williamson live up to the hype or will his size — and the way he throws his weight around — doom him to an injury-prone NBA career?
Pelicans' Zion Williamson expected to play Jan. 22 against Spurs in career openerThe most awaited rookie to play an NBA game since LeBron James in 2003 is expected to make his career debut at home against San Antonio.
New Orleans Pelicans vice president on Zion Williamson's return: 'When he's ready, he's going to play'Zion Williamson has returned to full practice with the Pelicans, but there is still no timetable for his return.
With Zion Williamson sidelined, here are five players who could steal NBA Rookie of the YearHere's a look at five rookies who could win NBA Rookie of the Year, taking advantage of Zion Williamson's injury-plagued start to the NBA season.
LA rivalry, Zion Williamson and China disputes - the big talking points before new NBA seasonLos Angeles rivalry, the state of the Warriors, Zion Williamson and disputes with China - the new NBA season starts this week.
Pelicans' Zion Williamson out six-to-eight weeks after undergoing knee surgeryNew Orleans drafted Zion Williamson No. 1 overall in June. He suffered a right knee injury last week and had surgery to address a torn meniscus.
Zion Williamson out 6-8 weeks after meniscus surgeryWilliamson will miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery Monday to address a torn right lateral meniscus
New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson expected to miss start of seasonNo. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson is expected to be sidelined for the start of the NBA regular season.
NBA: Number one rookie Zion Williamson scores 360 dunk in pre-season for New Orleans PelicansNumber one NBA rookie Zion Williamson scores a 360 degree dunk for the New Orleans Pelicans, helping them to a 133-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Duke investigation finds no evidence Nike paid Zion WilliamsonThe school's athletic department found "no evidence to support any allegation" that would have jeopardized Williamson's eligibility
NBA rookies say Zion Williamson will win Rookie of the Year, but Cam Reddish will have better careerNBA rookies say Zion Williamson will win Rookie of the Year, but they think Cam Reddish will have a better career, according to league survey.
Zion Williamson showed up to Saints training camp to challenge Drew BreesThe chances of seeing Zion Williamson playing actual football alongside Drew Brees and the Saints are zero. But he still looked good throwing passes.
Zion Williamson dabbles in football fun with SaintsSaints coach Sean Payton says Zion Williamson's athleticism and physical stature would make the Pelicans rookie and top NBA draft choice an intriguing prospect at a handful of positions on an NFL..
Zion Williamson inks deal with Nike's Jordan brand"I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the Jordan Brand family," Williamson said in a statement
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Zion Williamson signs with Jordan Brand in first major deal as NBA playerTerms of the deal - expected to be among the most lucrative for an NBA rookie - were not made available. Williamson made the reveal on Instagram.
Zion Williamson through the yearsFlip through the gallery to see Zion Williamson through the years, from his high school days to the beginning of his NBA career.
E'Twaun Moore Q&A: 'I didn’t know we were going to get all of that back for Anthony Davis'E'Twaun Moore discusses the New Orleans Pelicans’ wild summer, Anthony Davis’ exit, the Zion Williamson era, 2019-20 expectations and more.
Charles Barkley: Zion Williamson isn't fat but 'can't play at that weight'Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley added his opinion to a group of pundits who've addressed rookie Zion Williamson's weight.
Mike Krzyzewski: Zion Williamson not in 'playing shape,' should've skipped summer leagueDuke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said former Blue Devils star Zion Williamson should've skipped the NBA summer league because he's not in shape.
The best dunk you'll see this year just happened in NBA summer league, and it wasn't ZionIn an NBA summer league game, rookie Jaxson Hayes caught a wraparound pass on a pick-and-roll and ferociously posterized journeyman Mychal Mulder.
Top draft pick Williamson makes debut in game abandoned after earthquakeTop NBA draft pick Zion Williamson makes his debut for the New Orleans Pelicans in a game abandoned because of the effects of the California earthquake. ......
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Zion Williamson impresses in abbreviated debut at NBA Summer LeagueZion Williamson put on an impressive display before leaving the Pelicans' game against the Knicks for precautionary reasons after a knee-to-knee hit.
From Tom Brady to Bartolo Colon, here's 13 athletes we'd love to see in Nathan's Hot Dog Eating ContestFrom Tom Brady to Ronda Rousey and Zion Williamson, here's 13 athletes we would love to see take part in the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Drew Brees gives signed jersey to Zion Williamson with personal messageThe New Orleans Pelicans gave a jolt to the city last week when they drafted Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
Six reasons Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans will be NBA's most exciting showZion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball will attract plenty of NBA attention as the New Orleans Pelicans' rebuilding effort takes shape.
Four reasons No. 1 NBA draft pick Zion Williamson won't win Rookie of the YearThe New Orleans Pelicans have said they are building their team around Zion Williamson, but that comes with added pressure to perform.
NBA draft: New Orleans Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 pickZion Williamson won several national accolades as a freshman at Duke and his game - which includes size, skill, strength, speed and acumen - is rare.
Zion Williamson selected by New Orleans PelicansThe Duke phenom is headed to New Orleans
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coachIn case you needed a reminder of how otherworldly Zion Williamson is, his high school basketball coach has a story for you.
Marketing firm files its own lawsuit against Williamson, CAAA sports marketing company has filed a lawsuit against former Duke star Zion Williamson and the agency now representing him
NBA Draft profile: Zion Williamson is not the next LeBronSportsPulse: Zion Williamson has been the talk of this NBA draft. But this isn’t the next LeBron James we’re talking about. In fact, this is a player the NBA has never seen before.
Zion Williamson sues marketing company, alleges state law violationThe former Duke star is suing to terminate his contract with Prime Sports Marketing LLC, saying the agency violated North Carolina's sports agent law.