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That Zion Williamson Photo

There’s one thing no one has mentioned about it

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NCAA Basketball: Duke at Louisville
Feb 12, 2019; Louisville, KY, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson (1) shoots against Louisville Cardinals forward Jordan Nwora (33) and center Steven Enoch (23) during the first half at KFC Yum! Center. Duke defeated Louisville 71-69.
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There’s a photo out of Zion OMG Williamson trying to rip the ball away from Louisville’s Jordan Nwora you may have seen. In the picture (sorry - we can’t display it; you’ll have to click the link) Nwora is grimacing as he tries to hold on and Williamson is pushing down on the top of the ball, depressing it with his fingers.

Which is indicative of great strength obviously.

However there’s a detail we haven’t seen anyone mention yet and that’s this: he’s not using his thumb.

You could theoretically squeeze a ball between your fingers and push down where your fingers are and get a slight impression, maybe more if you have really long, strong fingers.

But just your fingertips? Without the thumb to push against?

Try it.

Push down on a board or your desk or whatever is handy using just your four fingers first. Then try it with your thumb to brace your hand.

That really underscores what he’s doing in this picture and it’s insane.

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