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#pounditThursday, August 11, 2022

New footage shows Zion Williamson dunking again

Zion Williamson smiling

NBA fans got a pretty rare Zion Williamson sighting this week.

The New Orleans Pelicans star posted a video to his Instagram Story on Tuesday showing himself throwing down a between-the-legs dunk off the backboard in the gym. Here is the footage.

The former No. 1 pick Williamson has not played all season due to a foot injury. He recently rejoined the Pelicans in New Orleans after rehabbing away from the team but is not expected to return this year.

When he is healthy, Williamson lives above the rim, having recorded 181 dunks in just 85 career games thus far. But it was reasonable to question whether Williamson could recapture his full athletic ability because of the foot issue and the concerns over his weight. Based on this footage though, Williamson’s bounce looks just fine. It is also the second time this month that Williamson has pleasantly surprised people during his rehab process.

Photo: Sep 27, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Zion Williamson during a press conference at the New Orleans Pelicans Media Day. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports

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