New York Knicks legend Charles Oakley is not impressed by New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson.
Oakley said Monday during an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio Williamson himself is not the product of anything spectacular and also claimed Knicks All-Star Julius Randle is a better version of the young Pelicans stud. Oakley suggested Zion’s success is due in part to lackluster defensive effort:
“(Zion) ain’t doing nothing special,” Oakley said, via Diamond Leung of The Athletic. “He’s just putting the ball down, guys they don’t slide no more. They reach in and then look behind like, ‘Oh, I thought I had help.’ There ain’t no help. Keep him in front for 2-3 dribbles, you might have help.”
Wait, what? This certainly isn’t a great way to recruit Zion to New York.