Mount Zion: How Zion Williamson Proved His Superstar Status

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Is it possible we under-hyped Zion Williamson? Yes, he was a YouTube sensation early in his teenage years. And he was college basketball’s most captivating player at Duke University. And the New Orleans Pelicans winning the 2019 No. 1 overall pick was the best lottery victory since Cleveland took the prize in 2003 (when Williamson was two-years old, by the way). He hadn’t played a minute of NBA ball and had already earned one-name status. The hype was some formula of Patrick Ewing, Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James. And after one-fourth quarter explosion in his long-awaited debut, Zion proved he…

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