Published: Sat, January 18, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Zion Williamson is set to make long-awaited National Basketball Association debut

Zion Williamson is set to make long-awaited National Basketball Association debut

Williamson, who was the first overall pick in the 2019 National Basketball Association draft, has been sidelined since the beginning of the season as he recovered from surgery to fix his meniscus.

The New Orleans Pelicans won the draft lottery and selected Williamson, but the franchise has yet to see the benefits of that on the court, with the 19-year-old suffering a knee injury during preseason in October.

In today's social-media age, Williamson was already considered a superstar long before he even arrived at Duke.

Another interesting note in the ESPN story was that Williamson put on eight pounds in just one week when the team went through a heavy weight-lifting program during the offseason.

Gobert drained one of two free throws to send the game to overtime tied at 122 apiece. The rookie also won't have a minute restriction placed on him.

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However, there was more drama to come on the ensuing inbounds play, as Jaxson Hayes was called for a foul after appearing to prevent Jazz center Rudy Gobert from going up for a potential game-winning lob.

Williamson was seen taking part in shootarounds before some of the Pelicans' games and was throwing down dunks between his legs.

New Orleans would get the former Duke star back for a potential playoff run.

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The previous United States president did not see much of Williamson due to an injury the teenager sustained after his Nike shoe came apart.

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