It’s been a while since we last saw Zion Williamson on the court. There’s also probably a good chance that the next time we do, he’d be in a different uniform.
The past several days must have been a rollercoaster ride for Zion’s personal and professional life. Earlier this month, Zion and his girlfriend revealed that they were going to have a baby. They even had a gender reveal. Then came the bombshell when OnlyFans model and adult film star Moriah Mills called out Zion Williamson for being a sex addict, thus divulging a nasty allegation of cheating on the part of the New Orleans Pelicans’ high-flying but oft-injured forward.
So, Zion went from being an adorable story of an NBA star about to become a father for the first time to being exposed as an alleged cheater by a porn star. Between Zion’s injuries and off-the-court controversies, it would be understandable if the Pelicans want to pull the trigger on a trade involving the former Duke Blue Devils star. Zion is an incredibly talented player who, when healthy, is an unstoppable force on the court opposing teams will constantly have trouble slowing down or matching up. He also has played only 29 games in the past two seasons and his current contract will not expire until 2028.
New Orleans is already reportedly planning to pursue the Charlotte Hornets’ No. 2 pick in the upcoming 2023 NBA Draft, and Zion can be the key piece of a trade package the Pelicans can offer in such a transaction.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the Pelicans will ultimately deal with Zion Williamson amid all the rumors and his off-the-court shenanigans.