Zion Williamson is shut down for the season but throwing down dunks on Instagram

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New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson may be out for the remainder of the 2021-22 season, but that won’t keep him from dunking on Instagram. 

To add to basketball madness in March, it’s been confirmed that Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to his lingering foot injury.

Still, Williamson seems to be fighting against the prevailing narrative that he is a liability for the Pelicans as they move forward toward an expected play-in spot.

In a recent Instagram post, Williamson showed that he remains a formidable threat near the glass as he leapt up for a swift dunk in perfect form.

Zion Williamson reminds Pels fans that he’s still got it with viral Instagram dunk

In case anyone wanted to argue that Williamson could be using an old clip, ESPN NBA reporter Andrew Lopez noted that he is sporting his Zion 2 shoe, which has yet to be released.

If there was ever a way to market a new basketball shoe and improve one’s injury-riddled reputation, Zion knew exactly how to pull it off. Although his foot may not be fully healed enough to endure an entire NBA game, his ability to throw down is an uplifting development for fans who have been waiting to see him all season.

Williamson has spent 2022 rehabbing in Oregon while Portland sent New Orleans one of their finest: guard CJ McCollum.

McCollum has revitalized the Pelicans offense, scoring career highs in average points, rebounds, assists, field goal percentage, and effective field goal percentage. For a team all about chemistry, the Pelicans have found balance with McCollum, but they could always use a presence like Zion whenever he’s ready to dunk in Smoothie King Center the way he does on Instagram.

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