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Sport Watch: Pelicans' Lonzo Ball connects with Zion Williamson on alley-oop

04:45  10 october  2019
04:45  10 october  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Pelicans' efforts to protect Zion Williamson from spotlight destined to fail

  Pelicans' efforts to protect Zion Williamson from spotlight destined to fail Pelicans players, coaches and executives alike are trying to shield phenom Zion Williamson from as much of the pressure and spotlight that they can, but it may be a futile endeavor.Vardon admits it’s an admirable strategy, to try to create an environment in which Williamson matures into an adult naturally, to the degree that’s possible as a professional basketball player, but it’s hard to convince people that this is Jrue Holiday‘s team when everybody and their mother at media day only wants to hear from Zion, even if it meant waiting after the Pels purposely didn’t bring him out until later.

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This is something we’re going to see a whole lot over the next several seasons. The new-look New Orleans Pelicans, led by Lonzo Ball and rookie No. 1 pick Zion Williamson, putting up highlight-reel plays.

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The Chicago Bulls found this out first-hand during their preseason game against Zion and Co. on Wednesday.

Check out this perfect alley-oop from Ball to Williamson in transition early in the game.

It’s honestly just a matter of time before Mt. Zion takes down a backboard. This emphatic jam is just the latest example of the former Duke star standing out early in the preseason.

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