With the NBA season on hold, Zion Williamson is reading to his younger brother, but the superhero-like rookie seems like a great center for a warm story.
Coming into the league with a million-dollar smile and a multi-million-dollar work ethic, Zion Williamson has won the hearts of NBA fans, but now using his time away from the court wisely, he’s starting to win the hearts of younger fans.
As more pieces of life around the United States drift away from normal as we feel the effects of the global pandemic, some are using their time to help others, even through all the distress going on in the world.
Continuing to grow as a community leader, Zion Williamson is stepping up in a big way during this time of chaos.
Fans might recall that Williamson announced he’d use his own funds to help pay the wages of Smoothie King Center employees who are currently out of work.
However, in his free time, Zion is finding ways to give back to the young people in America, many of whom are out of school in order to protect themselves from illness.
On Sunday, he was taking the time to read to his own younger brother.
Since Zion seems to enjoy the literary experience and the sharing of its joys, he seems like a good candidate for either a one-off or series of children’s books with wholesome messages for the young people of America.
Sometimes seeming like just a big kid himself thanks to his friendly and loose personality, it seems like Zion is someone who can easily relate with kids around the world, which is why so many young people flood the New Orleans Pelicans tunnel before games to hunt signatures.
While it’ll be hard to get to the status Stephen Curry holds among young fans in the league, it could be interesting to see if Zion Williamson can climb into a similar tier among youngsters, something that would be good for his brand and the Pelicans organization.