Pelicans’ Zion Williamson addresses the attention and criticism his body gets

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Zion Williamson opened up about the attention and criticism his body gets.

The superstar of the New Orleans Pelicans called it a blessing to have the body and athleticism God gave him.

“I just thank God for giving me the body that I have. People tell me I’m not supposed to do the things that I do at my size. I just take it as a blessing. Eleventh grade is when I grew into my body. My athleticism and speed took off,” Williamson told J.A. Adande of Men’s Health.

Williamson, who is six feet, six inches and 284 pounds, averaged 22.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 24 games this season.