Williamson’s fitness has always been a big concern around the NBA community but as soon as the New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation debuted in the league, things change. He was doing his thing, dunking the ball here and there, shooting from 3 and more. Everything looked great for him before the hiatus, but now, at the bubble, things are very different for Williamson.
The Pelicans have restricted his minutes of play, leaving him only 29 minutes on the court in two games. As things stand now, that won’t be changing shortly since Zion’s fitness is once again the biggest topic around the 20-year-old. Besides his ailments, Williamson isn’t in the best shape and fans have noticed that. It was reported Zion had gained ’25 pounds’ during the hiatus but that doesn’t seem to be true.
Zion Williamson Expectations Vs Reality pic.twitter.com/IeP2gUnHcR
— KING 🍇 (@LeBronXGoat) August 1, 2020
— Shelvin (@ShelveyYT) August 1, 2020
#zionwilliamson fat lol
— Ausgino (@Yo_Saff) July 30, 2020
zion williamson is fat bro
— JG🎙 (@JTG2K) August 1, 2020
New Orleans Pelicans training staff says Zion Williamson is on a “burst restriction” tonight, which is probably just their subtle way of making a fat joke. pic.twitter.com/pHWioCiaRp
— Korked Bats (@korkedbats) August 1, 2020
Zion Williamson is fat
— Fellow (@u_Zamani) August 1, 2020
I dont want ANYONE TO EVER TELL ME @Zionwilliamson IS BETTER THAN @JaMorant.🙅🏾♂️THIS DUDE IS OVER 300LBS FAT AS FUCK AND AS SOON AS HE STEPS ON THE COURT HE GETS HURT #NBA #NBABubble #NBATwitter #ESPN
— Ryan (@JetBlkM3) August 1, 2020
Zion Williamson look fat as hell lol
— ARREST BREONNA TAYLORS KILLERS‼️ (@SoDopeOnMondays) August 1, 2020
Zion Williamson looks fat. He can’t even run. I heard former Knicks PF Michael Sweetney is his personal trainer.
— Mr. Cool (@The__Cooler) August 1, 2020
Zion Williamson: *breathes*
Mark Jackson: “look at this fat sack of shit running down the court”
— Raml (@RoniRaml) August 1, 2020
He had the chance to talk about his minute’s restrictions, explaining it’s not easy for him but that doesn’t frustrate him because that would hurt the team.
“It’s very tough, to be honest, because as soon as I start to break that sweat, I look over and that horn is for me and I have to come out the game,” Williamson said Sunday. “Also, when I do catch the flow of the game, like I said, that horn goes off and it’s for me.”
He is still young, his career has just started and he shows he can do big things in the association. Some fans claim is better for the Pelicans to reserve Zion until next season. Their schedule gets better from now on but several people believe their playoffs chances are pretty much gone.