Zion Williamson’s first game at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night left the star Duke freshman thinking about playing in a few more, or so he says.
“Forty-one games at the Garden, I mean, it would probably be incredible,” the projected top-five NBA draft pick said after helping Duke come back for a 69-58 win over Texas Tech.
The Knicks are currently in last place, so you never know what could happen.
“It was amazing,” Barrett said of the experience. “Electric crowd.”
Williamson fouled out with under four minutes to go on his third charge of the game, but he finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds in 25 minutes in front of a number of NBA executives, including Knicks president Steve Mills.
It didn't take Zion Williamson long to wow Knicks fans at his MSG debut:https://t.co/bhAHyB1k31pic.twitter.com/92vwWwYayt
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“This is the Garden,” Williamson said. “A lot of greats have come through here. My favorite great to come through here was probably Bernard King because my stepdad talked about him a lot how he just put the ball in the basket. … I had to go watch his highlights. He could really score the basketball. He was incredible how he did it.
“Playing 41 games here wouldn’t be so bad.”
If the Knicks actually ended up with Zion.
The nightmare would surely be over.
He’s the best talent since LeBron.
But not sure he really wants to play for the Knicks.
Zion Williamson laughs and hides his face after being asked about maybe someday joining the Knicks: https://t.co/RK1tO9zf6p pic.twitter.com/ap1UxWH5jT
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His face says it all.