Zion Williamson made his NBA debut in the New Orlean Pelicans' narrow loss to San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. His debut was the stuff of dreams as he ended the night with 22 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 8-11 FGAs and 4-4 three-pointers. Despite his impressive display against Spurs, one of the NBA team's GM said he would have still picked Memphis Grizzlies' Ja Morant over Zion Williamson in the NBA draft.
Zion Williamson erupts for 17 pts in 4Q and finishes with total of 22 pts, 7 reb in only 18 minutes, but Spurs withstand #Pelicans late rally for 121-117 win in New Orleans. Postgame wrap: https://t.co/t58AwEUTxP pic.twitter.com/2dRJKdgCwm— Jim Eichenhofer (@Jim_Eichenhofer) January 23, 2020
Ja Morant was the number 2 pick and a very special player— Ja Morants (Mike Conley the goat) Burner (@BurnerJa) January 23, 2020
Zion Williamson was the number 1 pick and a very special player
Both are humble and genuinely good guys that cannot control how much the media talks about them.
Stop hating Zion because he gets more coverage
Ja Morant is turning heads this season with some acrobatic displays for the Grizzlies. The potential Rookie of the Year award aspirant will now go up against NBA first draft pick Zion Williamson, who enjoyed a historic outing in his first-ever NBA game on Wednesday night. Prior to Zion Williamson's debut, a report from Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports quoted an anonymous NBA team's GM making an interesting claim ahead of Williamson's debut. The Western conference manager was quoted as saying “I wouldn’t have taken him No. 1 even back then. I would’ve taken Ja [Morant] or traded back to pick up as many picks as I could.”
JA MORANT 👀— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) January 18, 2020
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