New Orleans Pelicans lost this Sunday to New York Knicks 122-112 in overtime on a new day of the regular season of the NBA. The prominent figure was Julius Randle with 33 points, 10 assists and 5 rebounds. On the side of Pelicans, Zion Williamson He stood out again with 34 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists, but drew attention for controversial statements in the post-game: “Outside of New Orleans, this might be my favorite place to play (Knicks).”
“New York is the mecca of basketball. I love to play here. This atmosphere, whether they are cheering you on or booing you, is amazing. Outside of New Orleans, this could be my favorite place to play ”, were Williamson’s words after his team’s loss to Knicks, which had a lot of impact on social networks. The 20-year-old center was shocked by Madison Square Garden and confessed that he loves to play there.
Now, the Knicks, who could not select him in the 2019 Draft, have hopes of having Williamson in the future after this wink. “I played here at the university. And this is the first time I’ve played here at the pros. This atmosphere, whether they are cheering you on or booing, is incredible, ”added the 1.98 center who played for the Duke University Blue Devils.
Williamson is one of the Most Outstanding Young NBA Players, averaging 26.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 51 games this season. The Pelicans with this loss have 25 wins and 32 falls, ranking 11th in the Western Conference and increasingly difficult to enter the Playoffs. For their part, the Knicks are 6th in the East with 31 wins and 27 losses, returning to the Playoffs temporarily.
New Zion record
Knicks fans may get excited about Williamson’s arrival at some point following the player’s comments. This was a special game for Zion, as he reached 20 games with 30 points or more in 76 games, an incredible number for his young age. He equaled Allen Iverson, a Hall of Famer with this record. The first place in this statistic is owned by the legendary Michael Jordan with 20 games of 30 points in just 54 games.
?? Zion Williamson is crazy about the Knicks …
“New York is the mecca of basketball. I love to play here. This atmosphere, whether they are cheering you on or booing you, is amazing. Outside of New Orleans, this might be my favorite place to play. “pic.twitter.com/uYk6lcwhI4
— Soy Knickerbocker (@SoyKnicks) April 18, 2021