Kendrick Perkins: “Zion is built for all the pressure”

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Former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins weighed in on the issue whether Zion Williamson will be under pressure when the season resumes. According to him, the New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation will not feel any pressure. Quite the opposite, he delivers every time and this will be no different.

“It’s no pressure. Zion handles pressure better than anyone since LeBron James. When you talk about even the sample size that we got of him this year in the 19 games that he played,” Perkins said. “He’s exceeded expectations. He is box office, must see TV and every time he delivers and he delivers in great fashion. He’s built for that pressure. He’s been that way since high school.”

Williamson is averaging 23.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game this season for New Orleans. He will try to carry the Pelicans to the playoffs once the season resumes.