Warriors coach Kerr watches Zion, thinks of LeBron

Zion Williamson of Duke is widely projected to be first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

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):