Pelicans PF Zion Williamson cracks hilarious joke about his off-season preparation ahead of NBA 2023–24 season

Zion Williamson appears to have taken his off-season conditioning more seriously than ever before in his injury-plagued NBA career. NBA Executive David Griffin seems to confirm that Williamson is dedicated to revitalizing his career after a challenging few months.

While there have been doubts about Williamson’s work ethic, Griffin’s endorsement could signal a promising campaign for Williamson, especially considering his recent lighthearted comment that may have been misinterpreted.

Zion Williamson cracks hilarious joke about his off-season preparation

A lot of people are now very inquisitive of Zion Williamson’s plans for the coming season. This is largely publicized owing to Griffin’s attestation of his preparation for the season. The Pelicans Media Day recently ended with him being asked to provide a scouting report on himself after evidence of the best off-season of his four-year NBA career.

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He said, “Scouting report on myself? What I worked on was being unguardable.” This statement of Williamson shouldn’t come as a surprise as it is clear that he has truly been one of the “unguardable” players in league history whenever he is healthy enough to be on the court for the Pelicans.

His ability to combine natural strength and power with great burst and short-area explosiveness in basketball is rare for a player of his size. Despite Williamson going down in early January due to a hamstring injury, he was able to average 27.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists on a manageable 63.3% shooting in his last 15 games.

NBA community brutally roast Zion Williamson ahead of 2023-24 season

Zion Williamson has been constantly plagued by injuries in his NBA career. He missed the entire 2021-2022 season with a foot injury and featured in only 29 games the next season due to a nagging foot ailment and a hamstring strain. His injury history hasn’t really gone down well with the NBA community and reactions are surfacing owing to his hilarious claim of being “unguardable.”

Fans have replied to his interview which was posted by Clutch Points on X. One of the fans said, “Bold. He can be unguardable because of his skill or because he is always hurt. Can’t go wrong saying this!”

Another fan said “Hard to guard a guy that never play”

This other fan said, “He is unguardable, I mean he’s in the injured list alot..can’t guard someone who’s not playing.”

As if that was not enough, this appeared with the caption, “happy to see bro is still wobbling around like a penguin”. Fans will keep sending their reactions because of the comment from Zion.  

Zion Williamson may be working hard for the season but the NBA community will only believe in his preparations if he stays healthy and fit throughout the season. What are your expectations from Zion Williamson in the new season?

Shariare Hasib

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Shariare Hasib is an NBA Editor at SportsKnot. With a master's degree in journalism from a prestigious university, Shariare started writing about the sport during his undergraduate years. Since then, he has been fascinated by LeBron James' lasting impact as well as Stephen Curry's incredible consistency. He specializes in live basketball coverage. Apart from reporting on trade speculations and match updates during off-season activities, Shariare frequently interacts with fan communities to stay abreast of the constantly evolving NBA scene.


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