Zion Williamson Is About To Get A $231 Million Extension Despite Rarely Playing And NBA Fans Have Thoughts

Zion Williamson Set To Get A 231 Million Extension NBA Fans React

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  • New Orleans Pelicans big man Zion Williamson is on the verge of signing a five-year rookie max contract worth $231 million.
  • The new contract will keep Zion Williamson with the New Orleans Pelicans through 2028 and it’s an insane amount of money for a guy who hasn’t played in 423+ days.
  • Shams Charania made the announcement on Twitter and NBA fans were quick to react.

I’ll go on record as saying that heading into the 2019 NBA Draft and even afterward, I was one of the people who boldly claimed Zion Williamson would have a better NBA career than Ja Morant. As things currently stand, I look foolish. Ja Morant was the 2020 Rookie of the Year, made the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, and he’s averaging 28.2 points per game in his career. Meanwhile, Zion Williamson hasn’t played a game in 423 days (since May 4, 2021)…

I’m still very much rooting for Zion Williamson to succeed in the NBA both because I’d like to be proven right about Zion vs. Ja and because I’ve been a fan of his since his first day at Duke. He’s famously been plagued by injuries and has been battling back in recovery.

Kevin Durant famously called Zion Williamson a “once-in-a-generation type athlete” and a college coach referred to him as a “freak of nature” but we haven’t really seen much on the NBA court yet. With all that in mind, the New Orleans Pelicans are betting $231 million on him being the future of the franchise and coming back from surgery fully healthy and better than ever.

Shams Charania Reports $231 Million Contract Extension For Zion Williamson

Zion has made $30,126,480 so far in the first 3 years of his NBA career. He’ll now earn more than that almost every season for the next six years…

NBA Fans Are Stunned By Zion’s Massive Contract

It’s been 423 days since he last played and he just got $231 million!!!

Knicks fans would lose their minds.

Real talk, Shams needs a vacation…