Zion Williamson's fitness has always been an issue for him. Ever since he made it to the league in 2019, the big forward's body has been criticized by fans and media members.
Even though he started his NBA career in good shape, people always wondered if he could keep up, but things have changed in the past two seasons. Zion looks bigger than he was during his rookie year, setting the alarms in New Orleans.
This can easily become a big problem, and the Pelicans need to work on this to make sure they have the best version of the player on the court. Recently, Instagram account Kick compared two pics of Zion: one from his rookie season and another from this year's media day, showing how big he is right now.
"Zion will get you 25 and 10 in any condition 😤," they captioned the picture with.
Well, fans took notice of this and started trolling Zion, joking that he did the opposite of losing weight, while others played by saying he'll get 25 and 10 items of different foods.
NBA fans can be ruthless most of the time, but this only shows that Williamson's fitness is a recurrent topic around the community. He needs to get in better shape if he wants to have a successful NBA career.
Injuries have bothered him during his first two seasons in the league. Something must change if he aspires to play the 82 games this campaign. It's time for the Pelicans to step up and fight for a playoff spot.
Without Zion, the job will be even harder, but the player is confident he can help his team make it to the big party again. Time will tell how this situation plays out, but Zion looks very different to 2019, which could be counterproductive this season.