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SportPsst, Steve Kerr sees Zion Willliamson, thinks LeBron James — but don’t tell Adam Silver

20:05  08 november  2018
20:05  08 november  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Like LeBron James , Zion Williamson has earned pseudo-celebrity status at a young age. The comparisons end there. Similar to LeBron James , Zion Williamson earned pseudo-celebrity status as a high school student because of his basketball prowess—but the comparison end there.

Zion Williamson . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Julius Randle.[28] Basketball coach Roy Williams reportedly told Williamson that he was the best player he had seen since Michael Jordan.[30] Williamson is left-handed ^ a b Figman, Adam (June 6, 2017).

Psst, Steve Kerr sees Zion Willliamson, thinks LeBron James — but don’t tell Adam Silver© Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited Even the NBA took notice of Duke's 118-84 dismantling of lottery pipeline Kentucky.

In that game Tuesday night, Blue Devils freshman Zion Williamson scored 28 points on an eye-popping array of athletic moves punctuated by dunks, complemented by defensive blocks at the other end.

On Wednesday, the topic came up with Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who without identifying Williamson by name appeared to liken him to LeBron James … before catching himself.

"I saw some kid on Duke last night who is pretty impressive," Kerr told reporters (via The Athletic). "I probably can't say anything more ... I thought LeBron, I thought that was a one-shot deal, but apparently the next guy's coming. Before I get fined, I'm going to change the subject."

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Steve Kerr amazed by Zion Williamson last night: “ LeBron , I thought that was a one shot deal ” and then realizes he can’t say anything: “ Adam , wherever you are, please don ’ t fine me "I've never seen anyone like Zion ," teammate Javin DeLaurier told The News & Observer before Duke's season-opener.

Steve Kerr on Zion : “I thought LeBron was a one shot deal but apparently the next guy's coming” The LeBron comparisons were inevitable for Williamson . Like James , Williamson boasts the speed to finish off a fast break with a highlight-reel dunk and the strength to bully his way into the paint at will.

Kerr jokingly referenced NBA commissioner Adam Silver when trying to put the basketball genie back in the bottle: "Adam, wherever you are, please don't fine me."

The analogy is apt, however. The 6-8 Williamson's combination of talent, skill and freakish athleticism (he had to duck on a dunk to not bump his head!) are reminiscent of a young James — though Williamson's skill set might be unique.

"I've never seen anyone like Zion," teammate Javin DeLaurier told The News & Observer before Duke's opener. "I think one of our athletic trainers put it the best. He said, 'All you guys hit the genetic lottery, but Zion hit it twice.'"

Zion Williamson had some incredible trash talk for SDSU opponent.
Zion Williamson had some incredible trash talk for a San Diego State opponent during their game on Monday at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. Williamson had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals in only 18 minutes of Duke’s 90-64 win. He was fouled by Aztecs guard Devin Watson during the game and hit back with some intimidation, telling Watson he’s too small for him. Zion Williamson just looked at San Diego State’s Devin Watson, after Devin fouled him, and said, “You’re too small, boy.” — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) November 19, 2018 Watson, a senior, is 6-foot-1 and 183 pounds. Williamson is an athletic freak at 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds.

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