For many New Orleans Pelicans fans, Saturday night was a first chance to lay eyes on No. 1 pick Zion Williamson.
And they showed out in a way the fan base has few times before.
Pelicans officials estimated over 10,000 fans in attendance for Saturday’s open scrimmage, with some waiting in line for over an hour outside of the Smoothie King Center in temperatures pushing 90 degrees.
Zion and Lonzo didn’t disappoint.
Ball and Williamson made a point to create highlights on the evening, largely with the other involved.
The first highlight of the evening came as Ball and Williamson found themselves on a fastbreak with the former setting up the latter for the dunk.
After the game, the rookies were subjected to some friendly hazing as each took the mic and sang a section of a song to the crowd.
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