Zion Williamson has opened up about the famous video of him being guarded by a much shorter kid while in high school.
As anyone who follows sports on Twitter knows, there’s a very famous video of the New Orleans Pelicans forward in high school being guarded by a young kid named Bryson Bishop. The young man is a solid foot shorter, and clapped in Zion’s face when picking him up on defense. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
During a talk with JJ Redick on the “The Old Man and the Three,” the NBA star revealed he respected the kid for bringing that kind of energy when the rest of his team had thrown in the towel.
Sneak peak ahead of tomorrow @jj_redick @Zionwilliamson @talter pic.twitter.com/RmMs1pkQzK
— TheOldMan&TheThree (@OldManAndThree) March 2, 2021
That’s an all-time great video on the internet when it comes to sports content. The video has been around for a long time, but it recently blew up again.
It’s so funny. Zion was the top high school basketball player in the country, had a gigantic following, was going to Duke and was a surefire NBA pick.
Yet, Bryson Bishop wasn’t afraid, despite being a foot shorter.
Also, Bishop turned out to not be a bad basketball player himself years down the road. He’s headed to Charleston Southern University to play D1 basketball.
Imagine watching that situation at the time years ago and finding out that pipsqueak of a kid went D1.
All glory to God who has blessed me with the opportunity to pursue my dreams of playing basketball at the next level. I’m happy to say I’m committed to Charleston Southern University. #GoBucs @CoachRadebaugh @CoachTButters pic.twitter.com/l8tPdJ87EB
— Bryson Bishop (@B_P_B_2) February 16, 2021
Sports are absolutely awesome, and props to Zion for having a great attitude about the whole thing.