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Kobe Bryant on Zion Williamson: "I expect him to get healthy, get his knee better or whatever it was and come out and kick a**"

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Zion Williamson's injury caused a lot of heads to turn and once again point out all the problems which are existing in the NCAA. Even though Zion luckily suffered a minor injury and is pretty much ready to play, there were numerous experts and fans who were saying Zion should rest for the rest of the season and wait for NBA draft where he will likely go as the first pick.

On the other hand, there are some who strongly disagree with this notion and believe Zion should come back and play the rest of the season. One of the people who fall in this category is Kobe Bryant who believes Zion should fulfill his duty and return back in a Duke jersey when he is healthy and ready to play.

In a recent interview for the Undefeated, Kobe Bryant said players like Zion should have the power to make a decision that would be best for their development and future career.

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"Players should be able to choose and decide what the hell they want to do, to be honest. Whether you want to go to college or not really depends on you. In terms of Zion, if he’s healthy, he should go play. He made a decision to go to college and injuries are a part of that process and sometimes you get hurt, sometimes you don’t, man. But you made the decision to go to college and you made your commitment to the university, then, by all means, finish your commitment. I expect him to get healthy, get his knee better or whatever it was and come out and kick a—."

The future looks very bright for Zion Williamson and he is already compared to some of the all-time great players like Charles Barkley and LeBron James. A lot of teams will engage themselves in trying to win the lottery and secure the first round pick because pretty much everybody expects Zion to go first.

The only thing that could potentially jeopardize his status as the first pick this summer is if Zion actually decides to sit out the rest of the season for Duke. This might decrease his chances of going first in the pick, so Kobe's suggestion that he plays after he is at full health makes a lot of sense since it will also help him gain more experience and elevate his game even more before he enters the NBA next season.

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