Zion Williamson Nov 23, 2022; San Antonio, Texas, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) warms up before the game against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson has had a very public issue with his weight throughout his young NBA career, which prompted a hilarious response to a question he was asked on Wednesday night about Thanksgiving.

Following the Pelicans’ win over the San Antonio Spurs, Williamson was asked about his Thanksgiving plans.

He offered a pretty typical response, saying that he will be spending time with his family before heading to the team’s next game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

“Just spending time with my mom, stepdad, friends, older brother, and little brother, and getting on the plane to Memphis,” said Williamson.

Williamson was then asked what Thanksgiving dish he was looking forward to eating. He chose not to answer that question, fearing that he would get roasted on social media for his response.

“You’re trying to set me up,” Williamson jokingly added. “No matter what answer I give, social media going to clown me. So no comment.”

While Williamson seemed to laugh off the question, many on social media detailed that it is somewhat sad that the star forward has to deal with this type of criticism.

While Zion Williamson clearly still has some critics, he has certainly been impressive for New Orleans in his return to action this year after his lengthy absence last season.

He is currently averaging 23.1 points per game on the season for the Pelicans which leads all scorers on the team.

Williamson’s impressive play has helped the Pelicans in a huge way as they attempt to make the jump to become a potential contender in the Western Conference.

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.