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Nets’ Steve Nash Praises Zion Williamson as ‘Historically Proficient Participant’

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash knows what he’s up in opposition to.

In talking to reporters forward of Wednesday’s game between the Nets and the Unusual Orleans Pelicans, Nash mentioned Pelicans neatly-known particular person Zion Williamson is a “historically gifted player.” 

Williamson is on the verge of an NBA file coming into Wednesday, as he tied Shaquille O’Neal’s file for consecutive video games with at the least 20 functions on 50 percent shooting in Tuesday’s game in opposition to Atlanta. If he does the identical in opposition to the Nets, that will be his 26th straight. 

After a standout rookie year that saw him invent feats that Michael Jordan did abet in 1983, Williamson broke one other file in his first All-Superstar campaign when he grew to alter into the youngest player to file 30 functions on 90 percent shooting.

At finest 20, Williamson has a variety of time to be taught making extra historical past, too. 

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