Yet another Zion Williamson dunk has taken the internet by storm. But Shannon Sharpe wasn't impressed.
"He's over 300 pounds"
In the latest episode of UNDISPUTED, Sharpe went on a rant about Williamson and his latest viral moment ahead of the Pelicans' play-in game against the Spurs -- they beat San Antonio 113-103 to advance to the next tournament game against the Clippers.
Given his injury status -- Zion is yet to make his season debut due to a foot injury -- fans were in awe of Williamson's 360 throwdown. But according to Shannon, the thing that stands is once again his weight.
"I'm unimpressed by this. If I'm David Griffin, I might shut this down. We need you to trim down. Zion Williamson is 300 pounds in that photo. I don't care what anybody tells you."
Shannon Sharpe, UNDISPUTED
"He's a 6-6 NBA basketball player. He should dunk!" Shannon continued. "That's like, 'Oh man, you see that catch Cooper Kupp made?' Cooper Kupp's a receiver. He should be able to catch the ball. I'm done with him."
Nearly a month removed from Zion's self-initiated social media effort, one most people interpreted as an "I'm ready to play" message to the organization, this video only adds to the general puzzlement regarding the forward's availability.
For weeks we've been hearing whispers about Williamson's potential return from injury.
Former MLB player Mike Mahtook first reported that the 21-year-old might be back for the team's final week of the regular season. Zion's stepdad then said that we might see Williamson suit up for the Pelicans to help them qualify for the play-in tournament.
But heading into tonight's make-or-break matchup against the Clippers, the star forward is once again listed as out, despite obviously looking ready to go out there and help his team secure a postseason spot.
Weight issues is something both Zion and the Pelicans (assuming he stays with the team) will have to address as soon as possible. But the first step is allowing the former No.1 pick to return to action.
Zion's dunking videos keep telling the Pelicans he's ready for it. Assuming they can beat the Clippers tonight, they might as well give him an opportunity to do the same in an actual NBA game.