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The New Orleans Pelicans have been without their young star Zion Williamson this season. The 21-year-old power forward, who became an All-Star last year, is out with a foot injury.

According to NBA legend Charles Barkley, Williamson needs to get his weight under control in order to reach his full potential. He thinks that the Pelicans need to press the player to take care of his weight.

“I’m going to put Zion on that diet I was on,” Barkley said on TNT. “If it tastes good, spit it out… The Pelicans got to put their foot down and say ‘Yo man we need you. You’re going to make a billion dollars if you can just get your weight under control.'”