Several present and former NBA stars have weighed in since Duke Blue Devils freshman phenom Zion Williamson suffered a knee damage within the opening seconds in opposition to UNC.
Many of them imagine the projected #1 total decide ought to sit out the remainder of the season, even when he is full wholesome.
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Kobe Bryant, nonetheless, feels Zion owes it to the University to exit and compete if he is wholesome. In an interview with Marc Spears of The Undefeated, Kobe says,
“In phrases of Zion, if he’s wholesome, he ought to go play. He decided to go to varsity and accidents are part of that course of and typically you get damage, typically you don’t, man. But you made the choice to go to varsity and also you made your dedication to the college, then by all means end your dedication. I count on him to get wholesome, get his knee higher or no matter it was and are available out and kick a–.”
Williamson, 18, has not performed since his Nike PG 2.5 sneaker ripped to shreds on February 20, after which he was identified with a “delicate knee sprain.”
Since the loss to UNC, Duke has gone 1-1, together with a victory at Syracuse and a highway loss to Virginia Tech. The Blue Devils, at the moment ranked third within the nation, have three video games remaining within the common season: dwelling in opposition to Miami, dwelling in opposition to Wake Forest, and at UNC on Saturday, March 9.