Here are two more Zion OMG Williamson articles, one by USAToday’s Nate Scott after the Notre Dame game and the other from the New York Post’s Mike Vaccarro.
Scott focuses on Williamson’s defense against Notre Dame and includes this tweet from ESPN’s Myron Medcalf which, really, is pretty brilliant: “Y’all can say we overhype Zion all you want. But a 6-7, 285-pound teenager just guarded three players, from PG to PF, on the same possession and essentially swallowed an entire offense. We’ve never seen a player like this.“
For his part, Vaccarro was also dazzled but like a good New Yorker, restrained his enthusiasm.
Somewhat: “You can be the toughest basketball team in the world. You can be tougher than old Chuck Bronson on the subway. And it doesn’t seem to matter in 2019 as long as Williamson chooses to shift his gears to a level with which only he is familiar. Good luck sharpening your elbows, setting your feet and getting in his way...
“There will be time plenty to scrutinize him and second-guess what you think about him. Yes, his outside shot is uglier than a Nick Nolte mug shot. Yes, he is that rare person who looks smaller in person than he does on TV. Yes, he will have a long challenge ahead of him replicating all of this against the grown men who stuff NBA rosters.
“But, damn, is he ever fun to watch in the here and now.“
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