Pelicans: 2 years ago today, Zion Williamson did this to Kevin Knox

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) /

It was two years ago today that Zion Williamson made his Summer League debut for the New Orleans Pelicans, a day that Kevin Knox would rather forget.

Zion was the most hyped prospect since LeBron James, a guy who generated a huge amount of buzz with his thunderous dunks and inexplicable athleticism.

The league had never really seen a guy like him, as Zion Williamson is 285 lbs. yet somehow moves like a guard, and can jump twice before most players can even get off the ground.

It’s hard to believe that his Summer League debut was already two years ago, even though the Pelicans have already been through two coaches since then and are currently interviewing for their third.

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But what a debut it was! Zion Williamson played in front of a packed house and I doubt there has ever been that much excitement (or any really) for a Summer League game, which are usually pretty dull affairs mostly aimed at coaches and scouts.

Zion thrilled the sold-out crowd and delivered one of his best highlights to date and my personal favorite.

Pelicans: The time Zion Williamson rag dolled Kevin Knox

Zion Williamson is no stranger to the highlight reel, in fact, he already has a collection of dunks that put most player’s greatest hits to shame.

But perhaps my favorite Zion highlight is this one, which came on July 6, 2019, as it showcases everything that Zion is all about, raw power, agility and rim rattling dunks:

Knox actually blocked Zion Williamson’s shot a few times during that same game, but unfortunately for him, most people just remember when Zion ripped the ball out of his hands like he was taking it from a child, then nearly ripped the rim off with a dunk while Knox was still stunned and prone on the ground, watching on like a helpless turtle.

The Pelicans haven’t yet had much team success with Zion Williamson, so for now, we are stuck celebrating the anniversaries of some of his greatest plays.

Hopefully, the Pelicans are getting ready to change all of that and give us some Zion Williamson highlights that come from playoff victories and not Summer League games.

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