Listen to Colin Cowherd react to the recent interview Zion Williamson's stepfather gave that tamped down a lot of the theories surrounding the potential of his son refusing to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans after they won the NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night.
Williamson and his family have been in contact with the Pelicans and are planning the next steps with the team.More news: Bills give away O.J. Simpson's 32 jersey to Senorise Perry
Then again on "First Take".
"We met with David Griffin and had a great conversation and are excited at the prospect of getting settled and finding a place to stay".
During this time previous year, RJ Barrett was considered as the favorite to become the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. But the Pelicans turned their 6 percent chance into the top pick. Many saw Williamson and the Big Apple as a natural fit. "One thing that Zion has always been taught is to accept that things that you can't change, change the things that you can change, and this is one of the things he had nothing to do with", Anderson said on ESPN's "Off the Bench" on Thursday.More news: War of Will wins 144th running of Preakness
The franchise's 3,000 sold tickets are twice as many as were distributed when they last earned the number one pick in 2012 to draft Anthony Davis. And the Davis saga has still not been resolved.
Jefferson, who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association and now works as an analyst for ESPN, had a hilarious reaction on "The Jump" this week when reporter Brian Windhorst began talking about Williamson's "options" for boycotting New Orleans. "We just want to make sure we do it right".
According to an Instagram post on Father's Day last June, Williamson is close with Anderson, whom he said has been in his life since he was four years old.More news: Will Smith wanted ‘Bollywood level’ scene in Aladdin