Zion Williamson on Tuesday made an impressive layup through contact over Utah Jazz big man Derrick Favors.
Favors went up to challenge Williamson’s shot, took contact in the air, and went flying back.
Much of the NBA world was impressed by Williamson’s strength, comparing him to Titans running back Derrick Henry.
Zion Williamson’s strength and athleticism are on another level, even for veteran NBA defenders.
Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors learned this the hard way on Tuesday.
During the first quarter between the Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans, Williamson took a hand-off at the three-point arc, drove into the paint, and leapt toward the basket. Favors, who is listed at 6-foot-8, 265 lb, jumped straight up to contest Williamson’s shot.
Williamson plowed into Favors, sending him several feet into the air and backward, and finished the layup.
A look at where Favors started:
vs. where Favors ended:
It was the type of mundane highlight that might not make the “SportsCenter” Top 10, but still wowed the NBA world.
Williamson finished the game with 32 points on 14-of-19 shooting, but the Jazz won the game, 118-102.
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