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You Tube Gold: Zion’s Debut/Return

It may take a bit to get his explosiveness and conditioning back but Zion Williamson’s debut was one for the ages.

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans
Jan 22, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) and forward Brandon Ingram (14) and San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (5) battle for a rebound during the first quarter at the Smoothie King Center. 
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If you didn’t see it, you really should see the highlights from Zion Williamson’s NBA debut. His fourth quarter was spectacular and even though he’s not fully up to speed, it confirmed that what Duke fans saw at Duke was the real deal.

This guy is something else. We can’t wait to see more.

One of our favorite tweets was from fellow former Blue Devil Andre Dawkins who said this:

Hilarious, but when you watch him do his thing at this level, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype. The guy really is something else.

And when you see him doing these ridiculous things, you have to ask yourself: what would Jordan have done? Magic? Bird? What will LeBron do? How do you guard that?

We’re not saying he’s better, certainly not after one great quarter. But we are saying we understand what Dawkins was getting at.

Watching him play is intoxicating. You see him do the incredible and the inexplicable and it just makes you laugh with the glee of a small child watching a magician. How did he do that?

When people look back at stunning athletes, you might think of Muhammad Ali, Jordan, Jim Brown, Bo Jackson, LeBron, Jordan and a handful of others.

The thing is that, like Dawkins, you instinctively want to put him there. And he’s 19.