Zion Williamson Warned LeBron James About Himself Far Before He Had Even Made it to the NBA

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published 31/01/2023

Zion Williamson is a generational talent. One of those kinds of players that graces fans with their presence about once a generation. And boy, has the 22-year-old proven his worth this season, averaging 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 4.6 assists. And as you’d expect, his shooting numbers look stellar too at 60.8% from the field, 36.8% from deep, and 71.4% from the charity stripe.

All that being said, this was hardly a surprise. After all, most fans knew this would happen before he ever entered the NBA. However, as you’d expect, most chose to watch him go first before they drank all the Kool-Aid.

And apparently, LeBron James was no different.

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Zion Williamson made LeBron James a believer with his insane moment in the 2019 NBA Summer League

There is a lot of skill to Zion Williamson’s game, make no mistake about it.

His mid-air form is magnificent on its own, but it doesn’t stop there. No, the man knows how to use his body just right, often moving and contorting in any way he wants to make a bucket.

However, his greatest asset is undoubtedly his strength.

And during the 2019 NBA Summer League, boy did he show it.

Much like every other viewer in the audience, LeBron James looks shocked. And why wouldn’t he?

A 6’6” bully of a man was coming to the NBA to steal all his marbles.


Summer League was not the first time LeBron James went to a Zion Williamson game

Zion Williamson may have been incredible in high school, but people really took notice while he was playing at Duke.

And much like many other NBA stars, LeBron James couldn’t help but sit in on one of his games.

It was at that moment the King knew what was coming. And to this day, we doubt he has found a way to stop it.

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta is an Editor of NBA content at The SportsRush. Coming from an athletically inclined family, he has been surrounded by sports ever since he was 4 years old. But, while initially pouring all his time into Football (soccer), at 14, Tonoy discovered basketball through the countless highlights of Stephen Curry humiliating players from Curry Land. And just like that, a fiery passion for the game was ignited within Tonoy. And soon after, he decided to become a student of journalism, graduating in 2022, and choosing sports as his area of interest. Today, you can find him spending 99% of his time browsing through every type of content on every team in the NBA, before uncorking everything he has found to the world. In the 1% he isn't doing this, you can find him playing Basketball, Football, Volleyball, or practically any other sport he has had the opportunity to learn.

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