The REAL Reason Why Zion Williamson Is SO Special In The NBA (Ft. Pelicans, Personality, Kinda Dunk)

Jan 24, 2020
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Zion Williamson made his NBA debut, but what makes Zion so special?
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You wanna know how real the hype is. Zion was getting doubled before even making a basket. Yeah, Zion is different. I gotta give it up to Lonzo for calling Zion’s number over and over again and then denying Gentry’s timeout to give it to Zion again. He had 22 points, made 4 threes, and led the Pelicans comeback, all in his first game. There are tangibles like his vertical and intangibles like his feel for the game, so even if Zion didn’t have a good game, that wouldn’t change so I wanted to dive deeper into what makes Zion so special.
I didn’t expect to see much of Zion in his NBA debut but man was it exciting. I mean, ESPN had a camera on him the entire game on ESPN 3. Zion Williamson has hype that is only comparable to one other player, LeBron James. The Pelicans sold the most season tickets in over a decade for them at 12,000+. That also includes Anthony Davis’s rookie seasons. Look at this picture comparing AD’s debut versus’s Zion’s. That hype is tangible.
Keep in mind that Zion Williamson played in short 3-4 minute bursts at the beginning of every quarter. For a guy who has missed over 40 NBA games and hasn’t played a single NBA game, Zion was going to be rusty. He doesn’t have a place in the offense yet and if he’s only playing a short bursts, it’s hard to get a feel for the game and the one time he played more than 4 minutes in a row, he scored 17 points in 3 minutes.
There’s a certain energy around Zion that is rarified air. His fellow rookies all have nothing but praise for Zion, talking him up like he’s some legend before he’s even played a single NBA game. And then there’s the game on Wednesday. He makes a shot and then he was turned up. He had a look in his eyes, he was aggressive, it was a killer instinct, as if he knew that he had to put the team on his back to win, not just to make a mark. He told Gentry “Coach I can win the game for this team. Leave me in.” Even throughout the game, Zion knew that he wasn’t 100%, so he was whipping passes and taking what the defense gave. Like I’ve said before, Zion is an amazing passer, a guy with a feel for the game, making snappy passes that make him multidimensional.
Will Zion make all his threes he takes? No, and this was more of an abnormality, a pleasant surprise. He’s not a terrible shooter and he’s already made more threes than Ben Simmon’s entire career. We didn’t get to see why Zion’s so exciting, his athleticism. Yes it’s a unique combination of size with explosiveness and verticality that we haven’t seen before. At 285 pounds. Zion is the third heaviest player in the league and he looked the part, but to then be able to move at his speed which is why the Spurs doubled him without making a basket.
Apparently there was a story that Zion gained 8 pounds of muscle in a single week during the off-season after he started to lift weights. Jeff Van Gundy immediately called BS, but this isn’t that far from what actually happened in high school. Zion didn’t realize that he had gained 100 pounds because and I quote, he was running just as fast and jumping just as high if not a bit higher.
This is Zion at his normal because he wasn’t trying to gain. And he didn’t lose a step, any vertical, nothing despite gaining that weight. That’s something that defies nature in itself.
Again props to Lonzo for getting Zion involved because every single shot Zion took in that 3 minute stretch came after a Lonzo pass to Zion. (Yuh) He has charisma and is beloved by his teammates. He’s one of those people that a team rally behind. These are things you can’t teach, it won’t show up in the stats, it’s not quantifiable. And that’s what Zion really is.
We can try to put as many numbers on Zion, get wowed by the dunks, or see his size, but that’s not what truly makes Zion Williamson special. We have seen other athletes with insane upside that lack intangibles like an Andrew Wiggins who hasn’t been what we thought. If Zion was simply a high riser that was big, he wouldn’t be all that special, but it’s the intangibles in combination with his physical gifts that make Zion one in a million player. But what do you think? Can Zion win rookie of the year? What will he average?

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  • Can Zion win ROTY? Go to DollarShaveClub.com/mj2kallday to get your starter set for $5! TikTok: vm.tiktok.com/4bpNjq/

    MJ2KALLDAYMJ2KALLDAY8 months ago
    • Not anymore since the NBA made that stupid rule about the rest of this strange season

      Justin McElroyJustin McElroy3 months ago
    • MJ2KALLDAY whats your outro song? Its fiiiiire

      PZfootball10PZfootball108 months ago
    • This guy rly trynna be jimmy high roller

      Matteo12u OfficialMatteo12u Official8 months ago
    • XxWavypjxX I NOOOOO 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

      NoahGoCrvzyNoahGoCrvzy8 months ago
    • @XxWavypjxX I still can't believe it.

      NEGRO JAZZ MUSICIANNEGRO JAZZ MUSICIAN8 months ago
  • I wonder if he will even make kids because if he’s that fat his cack would be like 200lbs

    Poo CraverPoo Craver4 months ago
  • 1:02 bruh that shits is crazy someone that big can get up that high

    ひMannyひManny4 months ago
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    Alastair MacdougallAlastair Macdougall5 months ago
  • Hello,the Bible speaks of a beard is the blage of honor,a COMMANDMENT!!!???...

    Moe GillumsMoe Gillums5 months ago
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    Aidan KhanAidan Khan5 months ago
  • He will probably never win the mvp... his style of play is different, he’s a big man and he plays like one. But here the problem, he may be dominant in the paint but every since curry changed the whole NBA everyone thinks even big man’s need have a jump shot. And not just the nba that goes for basketball in general, if you can’t shoot the ball you’re known as trash” even if your a big man and get rebounds and get points in the paint. This is a problem with be because I’m 6’2 195 14 years old and I play like big and straight dominant in the paint. But since I’m a terrible shooter I’m known as “trash” and a lot of people say “stick to football” and that’s just how it is....

    AaronAaron8 months ago
  • Please stop this beggar mentality for subs and Likes. You Are a grown man, this is not content for 12 year old. Cmon man have trust in your content, its good. Stop this shit please its not worthy and wont help you. I dislikes cuz Of this

    MP VisualsMP Visuals8 months ago
  • Zion is a monster..Jah Morant is on God level...ROY JAH MORANT

    laylauser babylaylauser baby8 months ago
  • He is too far from LeBron.he can't even surpass Jah morant

    laylauser babylaylauser baby8 months ago
  • I'll call him zion aka bigmac

    maddox salazarmaddox salazar8 months ago
  • Let me win the jersey

    Silver VillangcaSilver Villangca8 months ago
  • i really hope he has a long and prosperous career

    Ezequiel RiesgoEzequiel Riesgo8 months ago
  • Ok, so imagine if this dude actually did more weight and strength training to play football. Dude would literally be 300+ lbs of muscle with a 40” vertical. Wtf...he is literally a fucking Monstar.

    BallinRiceBowlBallinRiceBowl8 months ago
  • People tend to forget Zion is 19 YEARS OLD. By the time he can drink he’s going to be an animal.

    Carlos CastilloCarlos Castillo8 months ago
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    Jayson BlackfordJayson Blackford8 months ago
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    Antonio RamosAntonio Ramos8 months ago
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    Nathan KayNathan Kay8 months ago
  • zions my fav man

    Terri MyersTerri Myers8 months ago
  • I make nba videos and would really appreciate it if you check me out.

    Cash Money CasparCash Money Caspar8 months ago
  • Like n subscribe

    jiggajakeyjiggajakey8 months ago
  • For all of you who came to listen "why". The answer is "because he can't defend".

    Jay MagicJay Magic8 months ago
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    Hunting and Fishing With M&MHunting and Fishing With M&M8 months ago
  • This guy is a bigger version of Kyle lowry

    AsianVideoGamerAsianVideoGamer8 months ago
  • Ok we get it Zion is a super human

    NwordNword8 months ago
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    JORDANGOHARD 214JORDANGOHARD 2148 months ago
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    IGNITE mingfyIGNITE mingfy8 months ago
  • 8:02 it doesnt defy steroids though 🧐

    Awe Dee.0Awe Dee.08 months ago
  • Rest In Peace Kobe. Thanks for inspiring us all through your career you are truly a legend

    Austin MichaudAustin Michaud8 months ago
  • Zion is good, no doubt about that but why is it that all his pictures you guys edit it to make him look like he just went diving in an oilspill then went straight to a ball game? 😓

    W or LW or L8 months ago
  • whats the song at 1:00 ?

    AlfaAlfa8 months ago
  • Didn't skip the sponsor spot bc it was so smooth and tactfully placed

    Shotz The DirectorShotz The Director8 months ago
  • RIP KOBE.......

    DaveデイブですDaveデイブです8 months ago
  • I live in New Orleans so I’m happy Like if you live in the USA OR I WILL GET YOU

    Elrena Melville-MeenanElrena Melville-Meenan8 months ago
  • Sorry but Ja got that ROY Zion would have had to play the same game as Ja

    Tre'Shaun WeathersbyTre'Shaun Weathersby8 months ago
  • Zo doing what he did shows why he's a great teammate and is going to be a great leader on a contending team someday.

    286mic286mic8 months ago
  • 10:17 dude looking like shaq in comparison to his teammates

    Renato BeristainRenato Beristain8 months ago
  • Rip kobe

    Linus ThulinLinus Thulin8 months ago
  • Great Channel! But seriously.. wish you didn't have in-video advertising.. im literally paying for USworlds Red or premium or whatever it's called just to not be interrupted by them and now USworldsrs are doing this. Sucks

    Aj TayAj Tay8 months ago
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    Devon ExilusDevon Exilus8 months ago
  • MJ im waiting for a kobe tribute :( how are you?

    Christian ArciagaChristian Arciaga8 months ago
  • hahahahahaha

    Eduardo BorregoEduardo Borrego8 months ago
  • cmon man ok he is a good player but thats all about it i dont think he is something special.He is fat at that age.Yes now he is fast and jumps high but whats gonna happen after 5-6 years when he is gonna gain more weight and become slower and thats for sure!Stop trying to CREATE legends and stars.Legends are made through the games not the media.He averages 35% from the FT even Marianovic is better....And after the 4 3pointer he made with Spurs in 2 games he got 0 3s .Luca Doncic is way better than Zion.More complete player and a leader at age 20 and nobody cared when he first got into the game and now he almost averages triple double in every game with 30 points 10 reboubnd and 10 assist.

    Antreas NtavarisAntreas Ntavaris8 months ago
  • Mj2kallday nice video

    Nyte not legitNyte not legit8 months ago
  • Special 🦾🦾

    Spencer WilliamsSpencer Williams8 months ago
  • I know Kobe was your guy. So I'ma drop a r.i.p Kobe for all who loved him

    Russell minardRussell minard8 months ago
  • I got a question do you laugh while making your videos?😂

    Louis WrightLouis Wright8 months ago
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    John BalewulaJohn Balewula8 months ago
  • Blocked

    Robert SmithRobert Smith8 months ago
  • Do a RJ Barrett Video

    NLM CarlosNLM Carlos8 months ago
  • How do u feel about Kobe

    Sketch 169Sketch 1698 months ago
  • RIP Kobe

    Max Saber GamingMax Saber Gaming8 months ago
  • He was my favorite player that I look up him

    the love of god 777the love of god 7778 months ago
  • Kode die at the age 41

    the love of god 777the love of god 7778 months ago
  • R.I.P Kobe We lost a great one.

    SupermanKodySupermanKody8 months ago
  • Rip kobe

    Darkgamerzer 4455Darkgamerzer 44558 months ago
  • R.I.P Kobe Bryant

    Rasha OgRasha Og8 months ago
  • RIP KOBE BRYANT 😭

    XxWavypjxXXxWavypjxX8 months ago
  • He had fire cuase state knocked em out so he was mad

    Ryan DavenportRyan Davenport8 months ago
  • God damn. Fourth of the video is bullshit and advertisement. The other fourth is begging for likes and comments.

    UltradianUltradian8 months ago
  • Zion met the whole Blue Chips team and felt small because some of the players were as tall as him, almost as tall as him and then their was the player that's taller than him called Jahzare Jackson that's 7 feet tall and weighs 260

    Abhijith's Super Cool Food ReviewsAbhijith's Super Cool Food Reviews8 months ago
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    Reverse_ZazaReverse_Zaza8 months ago
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    Typlays 2Typlays 28 months ago
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    Oliver BaroodyOliver Baroody8 months ago
  • remember this IN FIVE YEARS YOU WILL BE TALKING ABOUT OWEN STEBER. HE GOES TO MY HIGH SCHOOL AND HES JUST LIKW A BABY CURRY

    raspy1xraspy1x8 months ago
  • Nice

    Duc Anh LEDuc Anh LE8 months ago
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    Noah JusVibinNoah JusVibin8 months ago
  • 8:09 zion got spanked

    sycosyco8 months ago
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    Yung ChrisYung Chris8 months ago
  • Probably has a Myostatin gene deficiency. It a gene that puts a stop sign on how big/muscular you can become, works the opposite way growth hormone does. When you’re deficient in Myostatin.... #Zion

    KJ CarsonKJ Carson8 months ago
  • With his weight and his all in play style, please not be 🌹 2.0...

    Marco WMarco W8 months ago
  • 3:06 to skip past tha 100 second commercial. Have you accepted Christ as your loard and savour ha ha lmao ha ha ha 8.95 $hilling

    Cameron PottsCameron Potts8 months ago
  • Need that jersey

    Milton JacksonMilton Jackson8 months ago
  • The kids a beast.....but if he doesnt lose weight he may be the biggest draft bust in nba history. 2 knee injuries in 8 months at 18-19 years old. His knees cannot take the punishment he is putting on them.

    wesley priddywesley priddy8 months ago
  • Why do u sound like JmmyXroller?

    Juan DelaCruzJuan DelaCruz8 months ago
  • Guy needs to lose 30 pounds... or adios by 27.

    ReeseReese8 months ago
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    T CT C8 months ago
  • 20-7-4 for this season If all goes well for this man

    cheng chengcheng cheng8 months ago
  • _It’s to the point Mj is just making videos for the money_

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    Avi WagnerAvi Wagner8 months ago
  • The real reason ? You an nba scout or coach

    Tommy LyTommy Ly8 months ago
  • Can you help me feel special MJ

    Omar nxOmar nx8 months ago
  • Don't ya mean 4/4 3pters in one quarter?

    blue cheese soupblue cheese soup8 months ago
  • Zion do diet , zion be Superman

    Imam MaulanaImam Maulana8 months ago
  • let's just ignore the fact that he scored 17 points in 3 mins.. In his first game

    João CarvalhoJoão Carvalho8 months ago
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    Stop PleaseStop Please8 months ago
  • Bruh I stopped watching your vids cause u keep making the real reason why vids there stupid

    Jinx GamingJinx Gaming8 months ago
  • we know why this mans is special he’s a rookie and a walking bucket we don’t need a 11 minute video explaining that

    leo.nleo.n8 months ago
  • Lonzo and zion is going to be a hybrid version of stockton and malone

    No CaparoniNo Caparoni8 months ago
  • Send me the Jersey bro plz

    Moneytoblowdoc PUBG player docMoneytoblowdoc PUBG player doc8 months ago
  • 8lbs of muscle is physically impossible.

    Mahly mahl At lawMahly mahl At law8 months ago
  • I really stop caring for basketball but I hope Zion makes its

    Special300medSpecial300med8 months ago
  • Zion played like a monster in the last 2 games he definitely has a chance to win ROTY

    Gidster1Gidster18 months ago
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    Oscar - 23 - VOscar - 23 - V8 months ago
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    DE4TH CLANDE4TH CLAN8 months ago
  • "Zion made 4 3s in 1 game. Sooo.. Will you subscribe?" 😂😭😂 I almost felt bad enough to think about doing it.

    H mmH mm8 months ago
  • The most hyped game outside of the NBA was the AAU game that featured ZION vs Lamelo in Las Vegas. NBA stars came in to watch and many fans were turned down for lack of venue space. Zion with really D1 teammates dominated but the scrappy BBB team put up a good fight. I think Lamelo got 35 while Zion had 32. While the talk is about Zion now, Lamelo meanwhile, single handedly put NBL Australia in the world map late last year before he injured his foot in practice. I think the talk will shift to him in this year's draft, in the summer league, and into his rookie year. Why? NBA watch will spike upward worldwide because, despite critics and haters, Lamelo Ball, just like Zion, is already an established basketball superstar outside of the NBA. Remember this comment when it happens.

    Alex BolongaitaAlex Bolongaita8 months ago
  • thats a randome sponsor

    NoahNoah8 months ago
  • I cannot wait to see the lobs Lonzo tosses to Zion when he gets back to 100%.

    Seba 6Seba 68 months ago
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