LeBron James will soon hang up, he who is already 37 years old. After his departure, it will quickly be necessary to designate his successor as boss of the league… However, Zion Williamson would already be destined for this role, according to one of his relatives. That is what is said!
2022-23 is going to be a very special season, especially for the Pelicans. On the one hand, the men of the Bayou intend to confirm their results from last year, having managed to climb into the playoffs. On the other hand, they will register a reinforcement of weight, since Zion Williamson will again tread the parquet floors following his white season. Forget the injuries, the former Duke is once again ready to dive into action, to the delight of the fans.
This is obviously excellent news for the Louisiana franchise, which expects a lot from him. Alongside CJ McCollum and Brandon Ingram, the interior could form quite an impressive offensive strike force in the coming months. It would also not be worse for his reputation, which surrounded him with many doubts because of his physical fragility which dates back to his debut in the big league. As a result, dispelling them as quickly as possible seems to be a mission of the utmost importance.
Zion MVP in 2022-23… then face of the league?
That’s good, the guy is overflowing with energy and self-confidence, and this is noticeable on the side of those close to him. Asked by NOLA.com, Christian Green, new culinary chef for the No. 1 draft in 2019, immediately announced the color. According to him, Zion has only one goal in mind, and it is extremely simple:
He’s really in great shape. My guy says he wants to be league MVP this year. I see him. I believe it.
Win the trophy for best player after twelve months of absence? It would be a feat never before achieved in the history of the NBA, just that. One thing is certain, the Monstar has sky-high ambitions! Nevertheless, Green is confident he can achieve it, and he goes even further. According to him, the NOLA star should recover a certain honorary title within a year or two, depending on a veteran winger very well known at the Lakers:
I sincerely believe that Zion will be the face of the NBA once LeBron James retires. I believe him. I see him every day dear him. He just needs to be able to stay healthy. He is healthy now. But as soon as the season starts, he will be in even better shape than he already is now.
Again, a sacred objective in sight. Not easy to achieve, however, given the competition…
On the other hand, when you think about it, not sure the big man can afford anything else. The most hyped high school student since the King, he has just extended for the max at New Orleans and will therefore have to justify his new solid gold contract. For this, however, you have to stay in good health, as its leader reminds us. Currently, however, the signs are encouraging, his physical condition seems optimal. Let’s hope for him that it can stay that way in the long term. His teammates would not say no to a franchise player in the thick of it.
Zion Williamson, new face of the league after LeBron James? Given the immense potential of the interested party, the idea is not so extravagant as that. However, putting it into practice is another matter. For the moment, seeing him far from the infirmary would already be a big step forward.