Zion Williamson On His Way To Joining LeBron James & Luka Doncic In An Incredible Record

Published 03/20/2021, 12:05 AM EDT
Jan 29, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) controls the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second quarter at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


New Orleans Pelicans’ Zion Williamson is one of the best young players in the NBA. The 20-year-old was one of the most hyped prospects in the 2019 draft given his explosive style of play.

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Ever since his debut in the league, Zion hasn’t disappointed. He might have played only 63 games yet, but he has already become one of the most dominant players in the NBA.

Zion Williamson a game away from joining LeBron James & Luka Doncic in staggering record

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Zion has been a force to reckon with this season. The sophomore is averaging 25.6 points, 3.5 assists, and 7.0 rebounds per game, while also breaking multiple records in the process.

With his recent 26 point performance against the Trail Blazers, Zion is now only a game away from joining LeBron James and Luka Doncic in a staggering record.

It is mind-boggling to see the records Zion has already broken. If he continues to perform at this rate, the sophomore is headed for greatness. Unfortunately, even though the 6’7″ forward is brimming with confidence this season, the same cannot be said for the Pelicans.

Considering that they have players like Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball alongside Zion, NO has massively under-performed. They currently have a record of 17 wins and 24 losses and are the 12th seed in the Western Conference. Given the inconsistent form they have shown, the Pelicans most likely won’t make it to the playoffs.

What’s the ceiling for Zion?

Ever since his much-anticipated debut in the NBA, Zion Williamson and the Pelicans were seen as the new pet project for the league. With stars like Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, and Lonzo Ball, NOLA were seen as the new up-and-coming team in the NBA.

While the team might not have worked out so well, Zion certainly has. He is a walking highlight reel, throwing down thunderous dunks on a nightly basis. He has also displayed impeccable versatility with his ball-handling and passing skills.

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Feb 25, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) pressures New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) in the third quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Point Zion might seem like a bit shocking, but Williamson started off playing as a guard in high school, which developed his game massively. He has also shown how efficient he can be in the paint, scoring on much bigger defenders like Rudy Gobert.

If the 20-year-old works on his defense and puts on more effort on the defensive end of things, we might see an all-round player with unbelievable physical attributes.

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Zion is headed in the right direction with the Pelicans. Given the star role he has in the team, he can reach the superstar level in no time. Can Zion Williamson fulfill his immense potential?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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