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At an event to announce a new partnership between Jefferson Parish Schools and the Zion Williamson Foundation, Williamson’s stepfather, Anderson Lee, said he stands behind his son 100%.

“And I want to say this… and I want to be politically correct when I say it,” Anderson interjected toward the end of his comments on the new program. “That’s my son and I love him. When I was a child; I walked like a child, talked like a child, did childish things. But, when I became a man… when I understood, God blessed me.

“Believe half of what you see and nothing you hear. That’s all I want to say,” Anderson continued to a chorus of applause. “I stand by my son one hundred percent. I wasn’t always where I am today.”