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Zion-New Orleans Bond Goes Next Level

Looks like he’s home.

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New Orleans Pelicans player joins Saints Quarterback Competition
METAIRIE, LA - JULY 29: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints pretends to tackle Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the New Orleans Saints Quarterback Competition at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, Louisiana.
Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images

It’s been hard for New Orleans to fully embrace a basketball superstar because they keep leaving or being traded: Pete Maravich, Chris Paul and most recently Anthony Davis.

So when the city has already swooned over Zion Williamson and he says that “I’ve always told myself I want to stay with one team. Growing up, I loved what Kobe did and Dirk did, and I think if anybody’s a Michael Jordan fan, they kinda erase the Wizards thing. He still did very well there, but at the end of the day, I don’t think people look at it from the business point of view. Some people want to stay with one team but they get traded. My intentions are to stay with the Pelicans my whole career, but if something happens, I wouldn’t leave because I hate the place. It’s just the business.”

If New Orleans trades him after he bonds with the city the way he has, there’s going to be trouble.

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