Zion Williamson A Big Problem For Pelicans

He's not just fat. He's lazy too.

No, they're not talking about your unemployed brother-in-law. They're talking about Zion Williamson. Allegedly. The New Orleans forward's appetite has long been in question and now his work ethic is too.

A Pelicans beat writer recently suggested that Williamson lacks professionalism, insinuating he skips rehab workouts and falls asleep during team film sessions.

If you've had the misfortune of watching the 8-21 Pelicans play, you wouldn't blame Zzz-ion for catching a few extra Zs whenever the film rolls.

After tweeting that Williamson's questionable professionalism could've caused his recent setback, Jake Madison listed specific examples of Zion's laissez-faire approach to rehabbing near the French Quarter.

"What about (Zion) skipping rehab workouts? What about (Zion) falling asleep during film session last week?" said Madison to the doubters.

Though technically in his third year with the Pelicans, Zion has yet to play a game this season. He's currently hampered by soreness from offseason surgery on his right foot. He missed 11 games last season and was limited to just 24 total games as a rookie in 2019-20.

There is one thing he hasn't missed, though, and that's a meal. In fact, his jaw is seemingly working at an Olympic-like pace. Reports from earlier this fall said Zion was tipping the scales at around three bills. And those whispers have only, ummm, grown.

For the foreseeable future, it appears Zion is more likely to dunk donuts than basketballs.


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Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival. Follow him on X (@OhioAF).