Zion Williamson sets record straight about his first meal in New Orleans
Zion Williamson made sure to set the record straight about his first meal in New Orleans.
Williamson is widely expected to become the first overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft by the Pelicans. New Orleans is known for its cuisine, and Williamson was said to have ordered chicken strips during his first meal there. Word that Williamson ordered a fairly standard item rather than a city specialty did not sit well with the foodies out there, so Williamson had to clarify — he actually ate fried shrimp.
Zion: “New Orleans was very welcoming”
Joked report of him getting chicken tenders for his first meal are false
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) June 19, 2019
That’s what happens when you go out to eat with a 5-year-old child. Chicken tenders are a popular item for the youngsters.
More important than all the food nonsense though is that Williamson told the media he is ready to be the face of a franchise. That’s a massive responsibility and expectation for an 18-year-old, but Williamson seems to have the impressive character to take on that task and thrive.