New Orleans Pelicans: Power ranking Zion Williamson’s best dunks of the season

Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Cassy Athena/Getty Images)
Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Cassy Athena/Getty Images) /
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3. Zion Williamson is the new lob city

We all know about Lob City and the Los Angeles Clippers, but maybe a new version of that has arrived and it is led by Zion Williamson.

Williamson is a constant lob threat. He can get off the floor in a split second and pummel the opposing team at the basket. This play, however, is something a little bit more deliberate.

This dunk came against the Phoenix Suns and it’s the type of moment that the other team’s coach looks at and thinks, “it’s time to put in my bench for garbage time.” After the Pels come up with the steal, Eric Bledsoe leads the fast break and connects with Williamson in the open court.

All Bledsoe has to do is toss the ball up in Williamson’s general vicinity and he will do the rest. It’s almost like Zion is suspended in the air, catching the ball with one hand on the trail and flushing it.

For many players, this would their best dunk of the season. Not for Zion.

2. Poster time

You’ve already probably seen this dunk and for good reason. It’s one of the dunks of the season and was all over social media when it happened.

Zion’s second best dunk of the season is a poster and it came against the Sacramento Kings.

I don’t envy Chimezie Metu who was a dominant force for the University of South California at the college level and just a few years ago was the one doing the bullying. However, things change at the NBA level. Metu never met a force like Williamson in Los Angeles, but he got a pretty good introduction to Zion in the NBA.

Williamson gets the ball in the low post and quickly faces up. Within a moment, he has Metu off balance with the jab step, takes two dribbles, and goes hard to the basket. Williamson explodes for the massive poster and hammers it home with one hand on Metu.