New Orleans, LA-
Zion Williamson stirred up a pot of his best gumbo.
His 22 point NBA debut was one for the history books. Despite a slow start, “Big Gumbo” piled on 17 points in the fourth quarter alone. It wasn’t enough to get the victory, but it showed that the kid has heart.
“I just couldn’t take my eyes off him,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. Coming from pop, that’s a hell of a compliment.
Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry was forced to take Zion out of the game. Due to injuries, Williamson’s minutes are limited. Gentry talked about having to pull him out. “The medical people said that was it,” Gentry said. “He wasn’t happy about it. I don’t think anybody would be happy about it if you were playing at the level he was playing.”
Much is to be expected from Williamson as he was one of the most famed NBA prospects in history. In his 4 preseason games with the Pelicans he averaged 23.3; clearly, he’s going to be a problem. With superstars like LeBron, D-Wade, Kobe, and others are moving on, it’s comforting to know that tomorrow’s in good hands.
“Big Gumbo” Serves It Up
I literally cannot stop watching these Zion Williamson highlights. It’s amazing to witness such a beast maneuver around the court the way he does.
It’s also a little scary to imagine what he can be with the heat all the way turned up. His big fourth quarter is evidence that his future is bright. His 22 point game displayed a variety of skills including his semi-reliable shot.