This just in: Zion Williamson is quite strong.
The New Orleans Pelicans’ rookie forward showed off his otherworldly strength and athleticism in the NBA Rising Stars Game on Friday night in Chicago. Zion threw down a dunk so powerful, that it resulted in a bent backboard at the United Center.
Zion bent the rim 🤯 pic.twitter.com/wo68tLyrlJ
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 15, 2020
"There's your rim. It's been Zion'd" 😂 pic.twitter.com/uSMAi8WEJY
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) February 15, 2020
this is the basket in The United Center after that Zion alley oop pic.twitter.com/tsBYJMClBJ
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 15, 2020
Q: Did Zion Williamson dunk so hard he tilted the rim/backboard?
A: Well, a few arena staffers had to fix it at halftime… pic.twitter.com/EvltHJ6fjs
— Henry Bushnell (@HenryBushnell) February 15, 2020
Zion also showed off his ridiculous reach on this alley-oop dunk (with the feed from Ja Morant).
JA AND ZION ARE TAKING OVER 🤯 pic.twitter.com/Ph5C6kuMO0
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 15, 2020
Zion finished with 14 points in the USA’s 151-131 win over the World.