Zion Williamson

American basketball player

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Zion Williamson: American basketball player
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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Introducing five incoming college basketball freshmen who could be the next NBA stars

Who might be following in the college-to-NBA footsteps of Zion Williamson and Anthony Edwards? Here's a look at this year's top incoming freshman. - Published

Zion Williamson says he's a 'hooper,' can play full game vs. Jazz, but Pelicans call him game-time decision

Zion 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. - Published

Zion Williamson practicing, could play in Pelicans’ opener

zion williamson practicing, could play in pelicans’ opener
Zion 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 ......
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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. - Published

Pelicans' Zion Williamson excited by return

Pelicans forward Zion Williamson says he feels fortunate to be able to resume his NBA rookie season. (July 2) - Published

Grizzlies Guard Adds Pounds During Hiatus

Memphis 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.. - Published

Agent seeks to discover whether Zion Williamson received improper benefits to play at Duke

The legal battle between Zion Williamson and his former agent now includes allegations he received impermissible benefits prior to playing at Duke. - Published

Pelicans' Williamson pledges to cover arena employees' salaries for month

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson pledges to cover the salaries of the employees of the team's Smoothie King Center for the next month.
BBC News - Published

Pelicans' Zion Williamson latest NBA star to donate to support arena employees

The 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. - Published

LeBron James scores season-high 40 points to lift Lakers past Zion Williamson's Pelicans

LeBron James scored a season-high 40 points to guide the Lakers to a victory against Zion Williamson and the Pelicans. - Published

Zion Williamson leaves backboard tilted with thunderous dunks at NBA Rising Star Challenge

The 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. - Published

Zion Williamson tantalizes in debut, but Pelicans will wait to fully unleash him

Zion 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. - Published

'It was everything I dreamed of' - Williamson impresses on NBA debut

Zion 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.
BBC News - Published

Zion Williamson puts on show with fourth-quarter barrage, but Pelicans fall to Spurs in NBA debut

After 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. - Published

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?
BBC News - Published

Pelicans' Williamson to make debut after rehab

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson discusses his long rehab from knee surgery just before the regular season begins. (Jan. 21) - Published

Zion Williamson says he wanted to 'punch a wall or kick chairs' during recovery

The 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. - Published

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? - Published

Pelicans' Zion Williamson expected to play Jan. 22 against Spurs in career opener

The 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. - Published

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. - Published

With Zion Williamson sidelined, here are five players who could steal NBA Rookie of the Year

Here'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. - Published

LA rivalry, Zion Williamson and China disputes - the big talking points before new NBA season

Los Angeles rivalry, the state of the Warriors, Zion Williamson and disputes with China - the new NBA season starts this week.
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Pelicans' Zion Williamson out six-to-eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery

New 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. - Published

Zion Williamson out 6-8 weeks after meniscus surgery

Williamson will miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery Monday to address a torn right lateral meniscus
CBS News - Published

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson expected to miss start of season

No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson is expected to be sidelined for the start of the NBA regular season. - Published

NBA: Number one rookie Zion Williamson scores 360 dunk in pre-season for New Orleans Pelicans

Number 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.
BBC News - Published

Duke investigation finds no evidence Nike paid Zion Williamson

The school's athletic department found "no evidence to support any allegation" that would have jeopardized Williamson's eligibility
CBS News - Published

NBA rookies say Zion Williamson will win Rookie of the Year, but Cam Reddish will have better career

NBA rookies say Zion Williamson will win Rookie of the Year, but they think Cam Reddish will have a better career, according to league survey. - Published

Zion Williamson showed up to Saints training camp to challenge Drew Brees

The chances of seeing Zion Williamson playing actual football alongside Drew Brees and the Saints are zero. But he still looked good throwing passes. - Published

Zion Williamson dabbles in football fun with Saints

Saints 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.. - Published

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 player

Terms of the deal - expected to be among the most lucrative for an NBA rookie - were not made available. Williamson made the reveal on Instagram. - Published

Zion Williamson through the years

Flip through the gallery to see Zion Williamson through the years, from his high school days to the beginning of his NBA career. - Published

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. - Published

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. - Published

Mike Krzyzewski: Zion Williamson not in 'playing shape,' should've skipped summer league

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said former Blue Devils star Zion Williamson should've skipped the NBA summer league because he's not in shape. - Published

The best dunk you'll see this year just happened in NBA summer league, and it wasn't Zion

In an NBA summer league game, rookie Jaxson Hayes caught a wraparound pass on a pick-and-roll and ferociously posterized journeyman Mychal Mulder. - Published

Top draft pick Williamson makes debut in game abandoned after earthquake

top draft pick williamson makes debut in game abandoned after earthquake
Top 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 League

Zion Williamson put on an impressive display before leaving the Pelicans' game against the Knicks for precautionary reasons after a knee-to-knee hit. - Published

From Tom Brady to Bartolo Colon, here's 13 athletes we'd love to see in Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

From 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. - Published

Drew Brees gives signed jersey to Zion Williamson with personal message

The 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. - Published

Six reasons Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans will be NBA's most exciting show

Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball will attract plenty of NBA attention as the New Orleans Pelicans' rebuilding effort takes shape. - Published

Four reasons No. 1 NBA draft pick Zion Williamson won't win Rookie of the Year

The New Orleans Pelicans have said they are building their team around Zion Williamson, but that comes with added pressure to perform. - Published

NBA draft: New Orleans Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 pick

Zion Williamson won several national accolades as a freshman at Duke and his game - which includes size, skill, strength, speed and acumen - is rare. - Published

Zion Williamson selected by New Orleans Pelicans

The Duke phenom is headed to New Orleans
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NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach

In case you needed a reminder of how otherworldly Zion Williamson is, his high school basketball coach has a story for you. - Published

Marketing firm files its own lawsuit against Williamson, CAA

A sports marketing company has filed a lawsuit against former Duke star Zion Williamson and the agency now representing him - Published

NBA Draft profile: Zion Williamson is not the next LeBron

SportsPulse: 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. - Published

Zion Williamson sues marketing company, alleges state law violation

The former Duke star is suing to terminate his contract with Prime Sports Marketing LLC, saying the agency violated North Carolina's sports agent law. - Published

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