DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University says an investigation has found no evidence that former basketball star Zion Williamson received improper benefits.School spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said in a statement on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) that a "thorough and objective" probe led by ...
Sep 8, 2019
METAIRIE, Louisiana - Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't see himself and Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and sports.Brees sees key parallels in the timing of each of their arrivals on New Orleans' pro sports ...
Aug 2, 2019
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THE past few weeks have been a blur to Zion Williamson.Picked No. 1 in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Signed his first pro contract that could be worth as much as $45 million over the next four years. ...
Jul 31, 2019
JUST a week after signing a contract with Jordan Brand, 19-year-old Zion Williamson inked a deal with the NBA2K game series.The New Orleans Pelicans rookie has a multi-year deal with the game series, joining superstars LeBron James and ...
Jul 31, 2019
THE No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft is the latest member of Jordan Brand's hardwood roster as he joins several new faces in the brand such as Jayson Tatum and Rui Hachimura who also joined this summer. " ...
Jul 24, 2019
NBA
TAKE it from a stocky cager who went on to become one of the most dominant in NBA history. Charles Barkley hinted Zion Williamson will have to trim down his weight to have a long pro career.Barkley, who had a 16- ...
Jul 17, 2019
NBA
LAS VEGAS - Zion Williamson's first NBA show was a sellout.And it ended earlier than the fans wanted.The No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Pelicans didn't keep his adoring new public waiting for his display of ...
Jul 6, 2019
NBA
Zion Williamson knows he has a lot to learn starting when he makes his NBA Summer League debut.That said, he's already picked up a few things.The No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft by the New Orleans ...
Jul 3, 2019
NBA
LAS VEGAS - Former Duke teammates Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett are slated to potentially make their NBA Summer League debuts against one another.The NBA said on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) that Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans will face off ...
Jun 22, 2019
NBA
METAIRIE, Louisiana - Zion Williamson and his family were met with applause and traditional New Orleans jazz as they walked into the Pelicans' headquarters.The practice gym was filled with team employees and executives eager to welcome the player who has infused ...
Jun 22, 2019
NBA
RALEIGH, N.C. - There's a second lawsuit in the marketing fight over former Duke star and new New Orleans Pelicans franchise player Zion Williamson.Prime Sports Marketing LLC and company president Gina Ford filed a lawsuit Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) ...
Jun 21, 2019
NBA
NEW YORK - Zion Williamson plays with force and ferocity, a Hulk in hightops who looks like he'd never show a soft side.Draft night proved otherwise.Williamson was the No. 1 pick of the New Orleans Pelicans - a surprise to ...
Jun 21, 2019
NBA
NEW YORK - Zion Williamson smiled his way through nearly half an hour of questions, trying to portray himself like any player just hoping to be drafted.Suddenly, a tall, thin newcomer pushed his way to the front of the shoulder-to-shoulder ...
Jun 20, 2019
NBA
METAIRIE, Louisiana - New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the club is exercising its option to extend coach Alvin Gentry's contract through the 2020-21 season.Gentry has coached four seasons in New Orleans and made one playoff ...
Jun 18, 2019
NBA
THE NBA draft is like the college basketball season; it's all about Zion Williamson.The Duke freshman was the biggest star the college game has seen in years with his breathtaking dunks and incomparable athleticism. Now he's him the unquestioned ...
Jun 18, 2019
NBA
NEW ORLEANS - Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise.Duke star Zion Williamson ...
Jun 18, 2019
NBA
METAIRIE, La. - Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) that the timing of next week's NBA draft won't necessarily raise urgency to deal away disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis."I'm open-minded," ...
Jun 12, 2019
NBA
CHICAGO - Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans.That may be changing very soon.The Pelicans bucked seriously long odds on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time), winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to have the first chance at selecting ...
May 15, 2019
NBA
CHICAGO - Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans.That may be changing very soon.The Pelicans bucked seriously long odds on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time), winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to have the first chance at selecting ...
May 15, 2019
NBA
THE New Orleans Pelicans landed the top pick, while two other teams with lower odds ended up in the top four in June's NBA draft.The Pelicans will have the chance to take consensus top prospect Zion Williamson after winning the ...
May 15, 2019
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