Zion Williamson takes his name out of NBA draft and returns to duke after the NBA draft lottery?! Knicks fans in shambles.
For the past few days if you follow the NBA, I know you've seen these headlines. The fact that media now suggest Zion to take his name out of draft and comeback next year to duke is disrespect and insulting.
The amount of pressure from the media does now for players is just insane. THE New York based media literally says Zion should request trade and in NOLA refuses it to take his name out of draft.
This is what KD was talking about when he said that media makes toxic environment. Anyone can say anything without any evidence or sources and people take it and run with it, especially if you have a platform.
Zion isn’t even in the NBA yet and the media already trying put words into the young man’s mouth. Sheesh.
You guys really think zion is the type of person to pull a steve francis? Doubt it
I love that New Orleans won the lottery because now the media is losing their shit and saying bullshit like he should pull his name out because they can’t handle that a small market is getting Zion. It’s amazing karma that they get for acting like the Knicks had already won the lottery. The irony is the media always though Zion was always gonna end up in NOLA anyways.
If they didn't get the top pick, then odds were good whoever did would trade it for AD.
The media was pushing this narrative right before the draft lottery that if the knicks won the lottery they would just trade Zion to the Pelicans to bring Anthony davis to new york.
Zion would have still would have ended up as a Pelican but now that the pelicans ended up with the #1 pick, he should return back to duke and try again next year??!
Remember when the narrative when Zion got hurt with that sneaker explosion was "get out of the NCAA, got to the NBA, get paid." Now they want it to be "Nononono, you WANT the Knicks to draft you, DON'T go to the NBA, go BACK to the NCAA and duke."
The best part of this narrative the media is trying to push is once he got injured they were all on board with him shutting it down to protect his draft stock from another injury.
Now he’s heading to NOLA and they want him to go back to college, not get his bag and potentially get injured.
Side note: I personally love that the Pelicans won the NBA draft lottery as a big karmic middle finger for having to go through that AD drama throughout the year. zion williamson going back to duke.
I keep hearing about how the Knicks are so unlucky and it's so sad that they didn't get Zion. Well..
The Knicks had 14% to land Zion. And an 86% chance to not land him. Think about that, a 60% chance to end up with the 4th or 5th pick and knicks fan are un happy with the 3rd pick?
I don’t understand why their fans felt so entitled to the #1 pick. They had a 14% chance, 14%!
They moved down almost 3 spots from their expect projection and the Knicks still being in the top 3, that's lucky.
Any Knicks fan upset about the #3 pick are casuals. Tune that thinking out. You guys can still get Rj Barrett or Ja Morant.After the 3rd pick their is a huge drop off in talent.
The sad thing is that the knicks might not even get KD or kyire. They'll end up maxing Tobias Harris and kemba walker.
You know what's funny, the Lakers or Knicks are provably a worse organization than the Pelicans as of right now and this kind of talk would NEVER happen if they'd gotten Zion.
"Zion is "excited about the prospect of getting down there and getting settled” in New Orleans & added that returning to Duke “is not something that we have even considered.e met with David Griffin and had a great conversation and are excited at the prospect of getting settled and finding a place to stay.""
Well there's that, we can put the story of zion returning to duke to a rest. He's going to the NBA next season.
What if Zion signs with rich paul and Clutch Sports aka lebron's agency aka anthony davis's agent?
No way they would still want to him in New Orleans right?
[Wojnarowski] Zion Williamson has signed with Klutch Sports and been advised by agent Rich Paul to withdraw his name from the 2019 NBA draft, league sources tell ESPN.
[Charania] The Athletic has learned that the decision to withdraw from the draft came shortly after a 2 hour phone call with LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers.