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New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson looks ready for the NBA season restart, after the team posted a picture of him that quickly went viral.

In the picture, Williamson is wearing a mask and sleeveless shirt:

It’s clear that the former No. 1 overall pick put in some work during the NBA’s lengthy break, as he appears to have lost some weight and converted that into more muscle.

An unnamed Pelicans staff member recently said that Williamson is going to shock some people in the NBA restart.

Looks like that statement could prove to be true.

Williamson’s viral photo led to some comparisons to Bane from Batman:

The picture also led to jokes about the Pelicans coming for the 8-seed in the Western Conference:

There was even a joke that Williamson heard people’s gumbo jokes: