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Zion Williamson Continues To Dazzle In NBA

And has essentially created a new position

NBA: Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans
Mar 27, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell (7) during the second half at the Smoothie King Center. 
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Remember last year, when people were ripping former Duke star Zion Williamson left and right?

At the time of course he had multiple challenges: an injury, a Covid-disrupted season and, later, an undisclosed family emergency.

Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas even said he was a phenomenal talent with no particular skills.


Things have changed. Williamson, at 6-6 and 280, has increasingly taken on play-making skills for the New Orleans Pelicans and looks more and more like a revolutionary player.

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle says he’s like Shaquille O’ Neal playing point, which suggests we need a new name for what he’s doing: Shaqpoint.