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Zion Williamson Scores 17 Straight for Pelicans in NBA Debut The New Orleans Pelicans fell to the San Antonio Spurs 121-117, but rookie Zion Williamson put the NBA world on notice with an electrifying regular season debut. Williamson, the top pick in last year's NBA draft and the most anticipated prospect in years, had been sidelined by a torn meniscus suffered in the preseason.

New Orleans Pelicans Weekly Show - January 23, 2019 Hear Todd Graffagnini's calls from Zion Williamson's debut, and Daniel Sallerson and Caroline Gonzalez chat with NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas about Zion Williamson, the Pelicans playoff push, and his champagne company. Listen in.

Takeaways From the Dawn of the Zion Era in New Orleans That was all I could say during the few minutes of the 4th in which Zion put the NBA on it's head. I won't pretend to be the biggest Pelicans fan because I am not. In sports, I follow athletes I like more than I do teams. Zion is an athlete I like…a lot.

David Griffin claims Zion Williamson has more lateral quickness than any PG to play for him Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin has even gone as far as to say he has more lateral quickness than some of the more heralded point guards in NBA history, per Tom Haberstroh of NBC Sports:.

New Orleans Pelicans: Zion joins BreakingT's NBPA Collection BreakingT just made an awesome new addition to its NBPA Collection. One that New Orleans Pelicans fans are going to love. Zion has arrived! Zion Williamson…

Pelicans Were Right To Play The Long Game By Pulling Zion Williamson During Hot Streak The New Orleans Pelicans were right to stick to their minutes plan for Zion Williamson, even though he was on fire and leading a comeback.

Three Takeaways From Zion Williamson's Debut Zion Williamson made his NBA debut last night against the San Antonio Spurs, putting up 22 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists on 18 minutes of play. The #1 Pick of 2019 draft also was flawless from the three point line, going 4 for 4 from behind the arc. All in all a very healthy debut for a player who hasn't heard good news for awhile.

Adam Silver thinks Zion Williamson can handle pressure that comes with being a 'big-time player' NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was unable to witness the debut of the No. 1 pick Zion Williamson, as he suited up for the New Orleans Pelicans for the first time in the regular season.

Zion's Performance Against the Spurs Signals a Bright Future Rookie Zion Williamson impressed crowds last night with 22 points in 18 minutes. Although the Pelicans lost, Williamson went four for four from the three and had an overall 72.9 field goal percentage. This was the first sold out game in the Smoothie King Center since they went to the playoffs in 2017.

Zion Williamson Successfully Goes Through Full Practice Following Debut New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson was able to go through a full practice session with no ill effects following his debut in Wednesday night's 121-117 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, according to a report from Andrew Lopez of ESPN.

Zion Williamson's debut a boon for ESPN 1 overall selection indeed debuted on Wednesday, crushing ESPN's ratings from last year's comparable game. Williamson's first game garnered an average of 2,357,000 viewers, peaking at 2,777,000 at one point. That's an 88% improvement over last season's comparable game:.

Brandon Ingram on Zion Williamson's debut: 'I don't think we've seen anything yet' As mesmerizing as it was for New Orleans fans to watch Zion Williamson take over Wednesday's game for a three-minute stretch of the fourth quarter, his teammates and coaches seemed even more excited about the possibilities of what's next for the 19-year-old.

Best reactions from Zion Williamson's NBA debut Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson scored 17 straight points in the fourth quarter and became the first player in NBA history to go 4-4 or better from three in his NBA debut. Zion cannot be stopped in the 4th quarter pic.twitter.com/NCG9fHW4OW Welcome to the @NBA, @Zionwilliamson!

Hollinger’s NBA All-Star picks: The Western Conference… On the heels of Wednesday's Earth-shattering revelation of the dozen players I would select for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, it's time to undergo the same exercise today in the Western Conference.

NBA Trade Deadline Portfolio 2020: Will the Pelicans be buyers or sellers? As the New Orleans Pelicans consider their plan for the upcoming trade deadline, here's a look at how they may or may not make moves.

Zion Williamson didn't deliver the win in his debut. He… It was one of those had-to-be-there New Orleans sports nights, like the first Saints game in 1967 or Pistol Pete’s return in 1974.

Here Is What You Should Make Of Zion Williamson's NBA Debut Zion Williamson's long-awaited debut was everything New Orleans Pelicans fans and viewers across the world were hoping for… and maybe that much more. The No. 1 overall selection in the 2019 NBA Draft was heralded as a generational talent, one the NBA hasn't seen since LeBron James made his debut straight out of high school in 2003.

Panini America and Pelicans sign multi-year agreement and team up to celebrate team's top stars and performances with real-time trading cards In addition, Panini will be part of an integrated "Rookie Spotlight" content series that profiles the Pelicans top rookies and their journey through their rookie season in New Orleans - including Zion Williamson, Jaxson Hayes, Josh Gray, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Zylan Cheatham and Nicolò Melli.

Zion Williamson reminds us of why all the hype exists in his… As many of us bandied about the idea of Zion Williamson redshirting his first season in the NBA, the New Orleans Pelicans never actually considered it. Executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin knew Zion would get on the court in the 2019-20 season.

Zion Williamson's spectacular NBA debut, by the numbers 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson finally made his regular-season debut on Wednesday night in New Orleans, and his arrival to the NBA was worth the wait. Williamson was quiet through most of the game, but exploded in the fourth quarter to give the Pelicans a chance to win the game.

Jrue Holiday had a funny reaction to Zion Williamson's threes: 'You've been practicing' Some great quotes after an incredible debut.

Calls of the Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs - Game 45 - Jan. 23, 2020 Hear the voice of the New Orleans Pelicans, Todd Graffagnini, call the Pelicans game and Zion Williamson's debut against the San Antonio Spurs on the Pelicans Radio Network, ESPN 100.3 FM New Orleans. Listen in.

5 best moments of Zion Williamson's NBA debut New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson got off to a slow start in his debut, but he had a ton of incredible moments in the fourth quarter.

Lamar Jackson, Other NFL Stars React to Zion Williamson's NBA Debut So much so, that even some of the stars of the NFL could not help but share their excitement on social media. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson sent out a very brief tweet, but the fire emojis he used were enough to tell how impressed he was with Williamson.

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