Zion Williamson, Duke's win against the state of North Carolina doubles at the NBA All-Star 2020 Weekend Preview

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<p class = "canvas-atom-text-canvas Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "DURHAM, NC – It does not matter what people think of the slam dunk competition of the NBA, which Hamidou Diallo soon defeated, few would argue that the best basketball broadcast that February night had just ended a few hours later. Diallo's surge on a big Shaqtus would be a good conclusion for an enticing all-star Saturday, but here at Cameron Indoor, one of the last remaining university basketball cathedrals, one would have thought that they envisioned the future of the weekend. "data-reactid =" 22 "> DURHAM, NC – No matter what we think of the slam dunk contest of the NBA, soon to be conceived by Hamidou Diallo, few people argue that the best basketball show that night in February Two weeks later, Diallo was trying to deceive a great Shaqtus on a big Shaqtus, but it could have been a worthy conclusion to a tantalizing all-star Saturday, but here at Cameron Indoor, the only thing that was going on was a big one. one of the last university basketball cathedrals remained standing, felt that they were looking at the future of the weekend.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "allegedly without his knowledge, Zion Williamson had already been a topic of discussion in Charlotte, where a few hours earlier, James Lebron and Stephen Curry praised the sensational daughter of 18-year-old Duke, who plays both a ball and a blunt instrument. Sitting at his locker, after a night of 32 points and a win from 94 to 78 against NC State, Williamson learns from him to ask a question to a reporter. "Data-reactid =" 23 "> Similar to his knowledge, Zion Williamson had already been a topic of discussion in Charlotte, where a few hours earlier, LeBron James and Stephen Curry praised the sensational sentimentalism of Duke. the game consists of equal parts in ballet and blunt instrument.Was sitting in front of his locker, after a 32-point night and a 94-78 victory over NC State, Williamson learned it by dint of asking a question to a reporter, he shrugged with a smile.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "" Why are they talking about me? I am at the university! "Williamson stopped as the scrum around him laughed together, before continuing." I mean … I guess that's the dope, the ones are two of the best players in the league. But I hope to be there, competing with them next year. "" Data-reactid = "24"> "Why are they talking about me? I'm at the university!" Williamson interrupted as the scrum around him chuckled in concert, before continuing. "I mean … I guess it's dope, those are two of the best players in the league. But I hope to be there to deal with it next year. "

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "It is possible that Williamson is in action in a year when from the Chicago All-Star weekend, boxing champion Floyd Mayweather did not seem so far-fetched at this point. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and a crowd of former Blue Devils, including Grayson Allen, Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook. Generally, there is a certain degree of guilt associated with crowning the freshmen of university as far away from the future with certainty. But what is a hyperbole still the best players in the world are happy to discuss? "Data-reactid =" 26 "> Whether Williamson may be in action in a weekend of the Chicago All-Star weekend certainly did not seem far-fetched Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, quarterback Derek Carr of Oakland Raiders and a host of former Blue Devils, including Grayson Allen, Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook, have witnessed the show – far from reality for sure, but what a hyperbole still the best World players are happy to discuss?

"I never made fun of it and I did not say anything about the comparison between me and Zion and Zion with me," James told reporters earlier in the day. "I think it's great for the game."

Buried in all this was the fact that RJ Barrett, who leads the CAC in scoring and will hear his name called a few minutes after Williamson's appointment in June, had just dialed a triple-double of 23 points without turnaround. By the end of the season, they could be considered one of the best university basketball duos to date. His freshman, Cam Reddish, would not be a secondary option for any other team in the country. For the moment, no attention is really new to Williamson or his teammates, who have become one of the most captivating and dominant university teams in recent years.

"[Zion] brought in a million subscribers, every game he played at high school or AAU was a show. So he is used to dealing with this, said head coach Mike Krzyzewski after the match. "Thanks to his international experience, R.J. has acquired maturity and ease not to take [the spotlight] seriously. Understand that if you want to be good, that's a good part of what you do, and not let it become a pressure. "

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Duke also plays the role of NBA relief team, with playmaker Tre Jones also a potential fourth. While the group of Charlotte's already-departed scouts who had left Charlotte was somewhat normal, it should be noted that Duke had to deny a large number of teams before Wednesday's rivalry match against North Carolina, for which notes were listed at $ 2,000 on the secondary market. If you're a franchise with a chance to draft the lottery (or if you're just curious), the Blue Devils are a priority, and it starts with Williamson, who rarely disappoints.

"Really, Zion should not even exist," said a scout earlier this week. Looking at Williamson, a 360-degree casual windmill is warming up to its record of 6'7 "and 285 pounds. There was another fair attempt from inside the free throw line, out of the paint left, where he climbed to grab his own bounce lane, straightened and pushed him back the iron, which sent the student section back to a minor. frenzy. In the context of this evening, it could have been better than anything that happened in Charlotte.

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When asked after the match, Williamson admitted he did not plan to watch the game live and did not do it last year. "I will probably just catch the highlights afterwards." The common criticism of the dunk contest, of course, is that until the brightest stars in the game resume their participation, there will be nothing left to see. So, of course, the million dollar question was put to Williamson by a member of the press.

"Do you want to be in?"

Sitting to Williamson's left, Mike Buckmire's eyes lit up. "That's a good question," says Buckmire, knowingly. "It's a good question." The sophomore doubled as a Williamson foil in the post-game sessions of the season. Buckmire also saw his acrobatics behind the door which, for lack of a better term, would surely break the internet.

Williamson thinks about it before answering with his typical charm. Of course, magicians never reveal their secrets. "Buck and I will discuss more. I'm not sure yet. "

"You can jump over me," suggested Buckmire, who is listed at 6'2 ".

"I mean, if you're in town," Williamson said, his face impassive. "They even put me in the dunk contest. They might not want to put me in it. I will think about it.

"They might not. We never know."

They go.