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Pelicans Reporter Says Zion Williamson Has Been Skipping Rehab Workouts, Falling Asleep In Film Sessions, And The Franchise Is Too Afraid To Upset Him

Pelicans Reporter Says Zion Williamson Has Been Skipping Rehab Workouts, Falling Asleep In Film Sessions, And The Franchise Is Too Afraid To Upset Him

There has been a lot of chatter surrounding Zion Williamson recently. Since his injury, there have been numerous pictures that have shown Zion in a less-than-flattering light, as he was looking out of shape and slightly overweight. But this chatter ended when a picture of him with a fan looking in great shape went viral.

But that hasn’t stopped fans from questioning Zion’s work ethic. And where there is smoke, there is always some fire. One New Orleans Pelicans reporter revealed online that Zion has been missing his rehab sessions for his injury, and is even falling asleep during the Pelicans’ film sessions.

What about him skipping rehab workouts? What about him falling asleep during film session last week? Or

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Maybe I'm not allowed to say some of that. Maybe they wouldn't tell me. Maybe nothing happened because the team is terrified of upsetting their superstar so he gets away with things others wouldn't. IF that is the case the answer to all of that would be no.

This reporter also added that he believes the franchise is too scared to say anything to Williamson out of fear of upsetting him and causing him to leave. So they are letting him get away with things that other players on the team just would not be allowed to do.

If this is the case, then this will come as a cause for concern to a lot of Pelicans fans. Given that Williamson is the future of the franchise, Williamson’s reported work ethic issues could be a source of friction and cause significant issues for the franchise’s team-building goals. 

So far, Zion's injuries have been an issue, with him having missed more games than he has played since entering the NBA.

Of course, it goes without saying that these are unconfirmed rumors, and they should be taken with a pinch of salt. But this should still be concerning, given everything that has gone on with Zion Williamson since he was selected first overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. And right now, things aren’t looking too good for the Pelicans.