Exciting times in the Big Easy ahead of the long-awaited NBA debut of New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation Zion Williamson.
The first overall pick out of Duke in the 2019 draft has missed the first 45 games of his professional career following an October 21st surgical procedure to repair the meniscus in his right knee.
What’s normally a six-to-eight week recovery process is now three months to the day which makes the build up to Wednesday’s home game against the San Antonio Spurs all the more worth the wait. “It’s been very difficult. If you saw me meditating on the sidelines during the games, it’s been very difficult. But it’s finally here. I finally get to go back out there.”
(“Speaking of sleep Zion, how are you going to sleep tonight you think?”) “Honestly, I don’t know if I’m going to get sleep. I’ll be too excited thinking about my first NBA game.”
The Pelicans have been playing much better as of late, winning 11 out of their last 16 games following a 13 game losing streak.
They set a new franchise record on Saturday, scoring 80 first half points against the LA Clippers. Tomorrow’s tip is 8:30 p.m.