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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:45 pm    Post subject: Lets Talk About ZION WILLIAMSON

So far, this kid appears to be the REAL DEAL

VS Kentucky
28 PTS, 7 Rebs DEBUT!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_uqYRwjEc8

VS McGill
36 points, 14 rebounds]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CNwfj6S030


And.......definitely watch this one.
Possibly the most amazing High School Mix Tape ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZSBK2yKeME

Just incredible physicality, game IQ, Skill & Athleticism through the roof.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject:

Kid is barely 18 and Skip and Shannon are already arguing that he is better than Jordan and Lebron at his age.

https://www.facebook.com/undisputedonfs1/videos/357102421501924/




Steve Kerr seems to think so.

https://www.si.com/nba/video/2018/11/07/warriors-steve-kerr-praises-duke-zion-williamson-lebron-james
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:55 pm    Post subject:

Anyone projected to be better than Jordan or LeBron should be the no. 1 pick in the draft
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:24 am    Post subject:

Anyway the Lakers can get this guy? Can he just skip the draft and sign on as a try out?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:24 am    Post subject:

george w kush wrote:
Anyway the Lakers can get this guy? Can he just skip the draft and sign on as a try out?


Nope, everyone's gotta enter a draft before going to the NBA.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:10 am    Post subject:

george w kush wrote:
Anyway the Lakers can get this guy? Can he just skip the draft and sign on as a try out?


Miss the playoffs and get lucky?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:33 am    Post subject:

It’s like watching Z-Bo fly
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:32 am    Post subject:

I watched those highlights expecting to be blown away by Zion. He was good, though the Lebron/MJ comparison is a stretch. What blew me away was how bad Kentucky looked. Wow. Calipari has some work to do.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:27 am    Post subject:

ChickenBeckerman wrote:
Kid is barely 18 and Skip and Shannon are already arguing that he is better than Jordan and Lebron at his age.

https://www.facebook.com/undisputedonfs1/videos/357102421501924/




Steve Kerr seems to think so.

https://www.si.com/nba/video/2018/11/07/warriors-steve-kerr-praises-duke-zion-williamson-lebron-james


MJ I understand. LeBron, hell no.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:46 am    Post subject:

governator wrote:
It’s like watching Z-Bo fly


I've been thinking of a suitable comment after watching the video for a while now.

I open the thread and read this.

All that had to be said has been said with your post. I have nothing of further value to add to this discussion.

285 pounds? Holy cow.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject:

He needs to watch his weight tbh.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject:

Entertaining to watch. Looks like there is not much resistance against him - so he might end up like LeBron. Crazy athletic but underdeveloped skills.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:41 pm    Post subject:

He's built like Kentucky Randle, but with great speed, bounce and really nice handles. Lebron is one of the most naturally talented passers in history. Don't see that in Zion. He's a more athletic Ben Simmons with slightly less passing skills. Looks like he has a jumpshot at this point unlike Ben so a great talent overall.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:59 pm    Post subject:

Kinda makes me wonder what Shaq would have been like if he had stopped growing around 6'6 to 6'8.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:38 pm    Post subject:

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Kinda makes me wonder what Shaq would have been like if he had stopped growing around 6'6 to 6'8.


Given his work ethic, lack of shooting and terrible FT shooting, probably a significantly lesser player than he turned out to be as he won't be able to dominate the bigs like he did.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:11 am    Post subject:

saetarubia wrote:
He's built like Kentucky Randle, but with great speed, bounce and really nice handles. Lebron is one of the most naturally talented passers in history. Don't see that in Zion. He's a more athletic Ben Simmons with slightly less passing skills. Looks like he has a jumpshot at this point unlike Ben so a great talent overall.


The most underrated part of his game is his court vision. Not half the court like most NBA point guards. Full crosscourt stuff on standstill.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:57 pm    Post subject:

saetarubia wrote:
Runway8 wrote:
Kinda makes me wonder what Shaq would have been like if he had stopped growing around 6'6 to 6'8.


Given his work ethic, lack of shooting and terrible FT shooting, probably a significantly lesser player than he turned out to be as he won't be able to dominate the bigs like he did.


The lack of work ethic thing might stay the same, but the shooting and skills, I think he would have developed. His hands wouldn't have grown as big and would have helped his shooting. These kids, their bodies dictate the path they go, the way they play, and how the coaches mold them. Shaq always wanted to be a wing player, but grew too big.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:30 am    Post subject:

Lakers tanked at the wrong time
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:09 am    Post subject:

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Lakers tanked at the wrong time


True meaning of "tanking" requires you to be good in the first place. I know the media tosses this word around, but really, it's synonym for being bad. Sure, you can push yourselves to be even worse, hence, tanking.

It's not like we locked a super hero in the closet all these years.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject:

Man, when the Cavs are bad. They are bad for the all the right drafts. LOL! Lebron, Kyrie, and possibly Zion.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject:

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Man, when the Cavs are bad. They are bad for the all the right drafts. LOL! Lebron, Kyrie, and possibly Zion.


Wiggins, Bennett
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:45 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
Runway8 wrote:
Man, when the Cavs are bad. They are bad for the all the right drafts. LOL! Lebron, Kyrie, and possibly Zion.


Wiggins, Bennett


Yeah, but landing the generational ones make up for it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:08 pm    Post subject:

Runway8 wrote:
Man, when the Cavs are bad. They are bad for the all the right drafts. LOL! Lebron, Kyrie, and possibly Zion.

It would be MUCH better for the NBA if the Knicks somehow lucked into drafting Zion.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject:

I reserve judgement once he is in the NBA.. looks legit though
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:03 pm    Post subject:

LOL @ being better than Lebron at 18. LeBron wasn't a 285 pound tweener with no J and an okay floor vision. LeBron was quicker, more athletic, with a better NBA body, and far, far more game/polish. Zion's good, kind of reminds me of Randle a bit, but with far more pop and explosion.
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