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Having stared into the face of the NBA’s king of the jungle in the Finals in each of the last four seasons, Steve Kerr knows a lion when he sees one.
According to the coach of the Golden State Warriors, there is another lion/LeBron James on the horizon.
And his name is Zion.
Zion Williamson, a 6-foot-7, 285-pound Duke freshman who put the basketball world on tilt with not only his 28-point performance, but all-around floor game in the Blue Devils’ 118-84 pride-taking conquest of Kentucky.
Kerr, like everyone else in the hoops universe, took notice, while begging NBA commissioner Adam Silver to not fine him for his words of praise:
Williamson’s 28 points came on 11-for-13 shooting along with seven boards, two assists, one steal and a massive blocked shot on Nick Richards of Kentucky that almost made the Wildcats big man a southpaw, then rumbling and leading the break and delivering a did-you-see-that?! two-handed, over-the-head bounce pass to a streaking fellow freshman R.J. Barrett for an and-one, all of which was enough to have every NBA general manager reaching for a napkin to wipe the drool off their respective chins (H/T The Ringer):