Zion Williamson Issues Response To Shaq & Charles Barkley

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Zion Williamson has been called fat by a plethora of commentators.

Zion Williamson has been going through it as of late. Overall, ever since he entered the league, there have been concerns about his health. Mostly, this has to do with his weight, which has allegedly gone up to as much as 330 pounds. Ultimately, this is not good, especially when you are supposed to be a franchise cornerstone. Furthermore, things got particularly ugly when the New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the In-Season Tournament semi-finals. Since that time, everyone has been calling him fat, including Stephen A. Smith, Shaq, and Charles Barkley.

On Monday night, Williamson had himself a bounce-back game of sorts. He dropped 36 points and was flying all over the court. Furthermore, his team ended up beating the Minnesota Timberwolves who are a team that has been playing spectacular basketball this year. After the game, Williamson was asked about some of the criticisms that have come his way as of late. Although Williamson could have been upset, he was very diplomatic about it, instead. His answer definitely showed some maturity.

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Zion Williamson Reacts

“If it comes from a great place and a place where they just wanna see me do better, thank you,” Williamson said. “But if it comes from anywhere else, everyone entitled to their own opinion. Can’t control that.” At the end of the day, Williamson will have to dig deep if he wants to fix his weight. Getting yourself right is absolutely no easy task. However, with the right trainers and the right regimen, Zion could definitely make it happen. At this point, it is just a question of motivation.

Hopefully, Zion Williamson will be able to live up to the hype. He has shown flashes of brilliance, and when he is healthy, he is a beast out on the court. Let us know your thoughts on the basketball star, in the comments section below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the music world. We will always be sure to keep you informed.

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About The Author
Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.