For a big star, Zion Williamson is generally pretty reserved.
Although he will go viral for the occasional impressive dunk in practice, he tends to keep a fairly low profile.
This week, though – Williamson came out with a bold take.
In a now-viral clip on social media, the New Orleans Pelicans star weighs in on who the best rapper in the game is at the moment. His answer caught some folks off guard:
“Gotta go with Youngboy” 😂
Zion on his No. 1 rapper right now
(via davonttee/IG) pic.twitter.com/leYKH35js3
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 16, 2022
“My opinion right now, out of the young core, I gotta go with YoungBoy,” he said.
With social media being what it is, reactions to Williamson’s take came quickly:
I mean he plays for pelicans I expect no other answer https://t.co/4c6exhkxIR
— Super Bowl UNO (@_L0nlyChild) June 16, 2022
He know wassup ! https://t.co/FNBqvLpQ05
— TenderHarlot (@anichols_17) June 16, 2022
Zions my new favorite player https://t.co/ZoPlTSd7Ya
— russell ✯ (@imissyoungthug) June 16, 2022
Weird way to pronounce Polo G https://t.co/esGtrFGnIb
— godawgs (@brenden_m10) June 16, 2022
and just like that he back an all star https://t.co/UZkKhqwS7E
— From The Dale (@Humble_Ed) June 16, 2022
This why this mf ain’t played in 3 seasons https://t.co/Gh4mNhlQgA
— Yaya (@YaSharpton) June 16, 2022
Lord, the young man is deaf. https://t.co/Wq7cmEoVci
— mind||mischief™️ (@LyfeIn2D) June 16, 2022
Rap preferences aside, this is going to be a big summer for Williamson. He is expected to receive and agree to a massive rookie contract extension with the Pelicans, though the precise terms of it remain unclear.
Yikes Tim Anderson. Another woman has come out. https://t.co/fockUU65YG
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 16, 2022
After seemingly months of nonstop bad news, Williamson and the Pelicans appear to have turned a corner.
How long will the good times last?
Time will tell.