The New Orleans Pelicans’ rookie phenom Zion Williamson has been using his unique combination of power and leaping ability to shake rims and delight fans all over the league.
He spent his freshman year at Duke wowing the nation with his rare combination of hops and raw power. Here’s every dunk from his freshman year, courtesy of ESPN:
Things didn’t change when Zion Williamson finally made his much-hyped return to the NBA after suffering an early season injury.
Zion has been a one-man wrecking ball since entering the NBA, averaging 23.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while filling highlight reels nightly with his superhuman dunks.
He has dunked in traffic over much taller opponents, looking like a stronger, younger Charles Barkley in the process.
Zion Williamson has dunked on run outs, especially when closing out on perimeter shooters, not only making their shots difficult but making them pay with a dunk on the other end if they don’t get back.
And of course Zion Williamson has dunked off alley-oops, often soaring into the air to catch balls that look like they are headed for the stands.
The Williamson/Lonzo Ball alley-oop has already become one of the most exciting plays in the league and the two are just getting started.
Zion Williamson has a chance to go down not only as a great player, but one of the greatest dunkers in the history of the NBA.
Let’s take a look at ten of Zion Williamson’s best dunks for the New Orleans Pelicans so far, in no particular order.