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YouTube Gold: Another Zion Williamson Eruption

Another amazing outing by the NBA’s newest superstar

New Orleans Pelicans v Minnesota Timberwolves
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 01: Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives to the basket as Naz Reid #11 and Jaden McDaniels #3 of the Minnesota Timberwolves guard him during the fourth quarter at Target Center on May 1, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Former Blue Devil Zion Williamson went off again on Saturday night, ripping the Minnesota Timberwolves for 37 points on 14-17 from the floor. He also hit 9-15 from the line and also had nine rebounds and eight assists.

Bonus: he played 42 minutes in New Orleans’ 140-136 overtime win.

By the way, is it just us or do scores seem to have shot up lately overall?

Anyway, Williamson has really shown the NBA what he’s capable of this season and has accomplished a lot, but it occurs to us that among his accomplishments is one very similar to what Muggsy Bogues accomplished during his career.

Just 5-3, Bogues turned his lack of height into an advantage because you could never be sure of where he was.

In Zion’s case, he’s inverted the meaning of tweener: if you’re too big, he’ll blow by you and if you’re too small he’ll just overpower you. And we’re not sure anyone is strong enough to overpower him.