Duke Blue Devils star freshman Zion Williams shocked absolutely nobody on Monday when he announced that he will be taking his talents to the NBA.
We all knew that was coming after his incredible freshman season because he’s simply too good and this is just what happens when you are way too good.
Zion will likely be the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA draft, a pick the Knicks and their fans would love to land in the NBA draft lottery on May 14 in Chicago.
But before we get to that fun, Zion thanked his family, Coach K, Duke’s coaching staff, and fans in an Instagram post on Monday, saying in part:
“I just want to say thank you. Thank you for making this year the best year of my life. I can’t put into words how special this year was.”
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Thank you Duke#thebrotherhood
A post shared by Zion Williamson (@zionlw10) on Apr 15, 2019 at 2:43pm PDT
We’re going to miss seeing stuff like this in college hoops:
Zion Williamson’s next game will hopefully be in a #Knicks uniform pic.twitter.com/j1k0RqsTuP
— KnicksNation (@KnicksNation) March 31, 2019
But now it’s time to see him in the NBA and fans were quick to make Knicks jokes:
Knicks fans when literally anyone says they aren’t getting Durant/Kyrie/Zion pic.twitter.com/nf21aNxtJv
— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) April 15, 2019
The Frozen envelope will be ready#NYK#EWING
— Gator Punisher (@Richard14407640) April 15, 2019
Now it’s time for Zion Williamson to decide if he wants to go to the Knicks or keep playing professionally.
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) March 31, 2019
knicks fans (unaware of still objectively unfavorable odds) right now pic.twitter.com/3krg7cx3h6
— Addy Addy Oxen Free (@KeldorSheletor) April 15, 2019
The Knicks fans pic.twitter.com/hEZz5XOVXy
— Geoff Song (@therealPepeG) April 15, 2019
Knicks excited they ranked the season to get Zion pic.twitter.com/1IzYnx0gel
— UNGGOY (@AzkalBaller) April 15, 2019
A season of losing has a light at the end of the tunnel.
We now have a 14% chance at the #1 pick.
Will we see Zion Williamson in a Knicks’ jersey?#Knicks pic.twitter.com/1hVfsxlLqq
— Knicks Nation (@KnicksNationCP) April 6, 2019
Patrick Ewing representing the Knicks at the #NBA draft lottery
the NBA being rigged
= Zion Williamson to the Knicks.
— JR (@joeywingspan) April 13, 2019
I want the knicks to get Ja Morant over Zion
— GQ (@gqmania) April 15, 2019
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