Rookie Zion scores incredible dunk in first Pelicans appearance

MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN- JANUARY 04 Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks handles the ball during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum

Hours before the New Orleans Pelicans played in their first preseason game, coach Alvin Gentry did his best to paint Zion Williamson's game as just a learning opportunity for another young player. "I had to be somewhat of a good basketball player to get here, so whenever I have a chance to showcase my other abilities I try".

He also produced a moment that showed just why he is one of the most hyped prospects to enter the league, driving at Hawks center Damian Jones and bypassing his attempted block to finish with authority.

After taking a 34-29 lead after the first quarter, the Pelicans blew the game open with a 46-point second quarter and never looked back, leading by as many as 29 points.

"They shouldn't do that [comparing]", Gentry said.

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Zion Williamson has been touted as the next LeBron James. "We are not doing that".

Williamson, who finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in 28 minutes, was a dominant force in his lone season at Duke, but the forward's incomparable athleticism and rim-rattling dunks is what made him the most exciting college player in a generation. We want Zion to be the best Zion Williamson that he can be. "I know that it's inevitable that that's going to be the case, but we are not drinking that Kool-Aid".

Williamson finished the game with 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists.

"It was everything I expected", Pierce said.

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