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Zion Williamson is ready for his NBA debut against the Spurs tonight. The rookie forward will be the center of attention in the game, after 3 months of rehabbing.

“Honestly, I don’t know if I’m going to get sleep,” Williamson said. “I’ll be too excited thinking about my first NBA game.”

Williamson is set to make his debut in front of the home crowd, which, according to the ex-Duke player, made him feel comfortable during his injury struggles.

“It’s been great man.The city is beautiful. The people are beautiful as well. They’re welcoming. I feel like they adopted me a bit. They show love everywhere I go. They tell me they can’t wait until I get out there.”

Zion suffered a torn-meniscus in his right knee in October and remained in the sidelines for about 13 weeks.

“There’s a lot of times when I wanted to punch a wall or kick chairs because it’s frustrating,” Williamson said. “To not be able to move your body the way you want to, not to make any athletic movements; I mean, it’s tough. Especially because I’m 19 and I haven’t even played my first NBA game. It was tough but I battled through it.”