After Just 19 Games, Zion Williamson Takes Over NBA 2K21

Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

After only 19 games in the league, Zion Williamson has already become one of the faces of the NBA and is featured in the new NBA 2K21 preview.

It didn’t take long for Zion Williamson to take over the NBA, at least the video game part of it.

Yesterday, Sony released a preview of its new PS5 and it wasn’t long before they started unveiling some of the games that will go along with it.

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One of them is NBA 2K21, the long running basketball game that fans either love, hate or both depending on who you ask.

Fans have often complained about the lack of attention to game play in the NBA 2K series, whose graphics keep getting more amazing, sometimes at the expense of the actual game.

Zion Williamson shared an early look at the new NBA 2K21, which looks spectacular as always, but has fans wondering if game developers spent more time on realistic looking sweat than improving some of the bugs in the gameplay:

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It’s hard to watch that clip and not get excited for the new game, especially considering this is Zion Williamson’s first time featured.

It is unclear if Zion will be on the cover of the game, but it seems likely given that he was the first athlete to release a preview.

Zion Williamson is out to debunk the notion that players on small-market teams can’t get the big endorsement deals or national attention.

Zion already signed the richest ever rookie endorsement deal with the Jordan Brand and is now the presumed featured athlete on basketball’s biggest video game.

This bodes well for the New Orleans Pelicans, who are already thinking about the sales pitch they’ll need to retain Zion after his rookie deal expires.

The Pelicans are one of the smallest markets in the NBA, but if they can hold onto a generational talent, it will hopefully show other players that you don’t need to be in Los Angeles to get paid.

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