UNC's Nassir Little Has Apparently Grown A Wee Bit Tired Of The Size Of Zion Williamson's Media Circus
Can someone please grab Nassir Little a bottle of Pepto-Bismol so he can start stomaching his team's place behind the most physically impressive 18 year old in sports' history on the headline hierarchy? Waiter, utensils please, because someone is going to need a spoon after publicly pouring himself one big old bowl of butt-hurt.
I don't want to act like I can't sympathize with a competitive kid trying to demand some respect for his team after they demolished a #1 ranked regional rival in their building because he probably should feel slighted as a looming lottery pick himself, but let's not get crazy here. The media might be shamelessly choo-chooing while riding the Zion Williamson hype train, but there is only one entity responsible for putting those wheels in entirely unstoppable motion and he happens to be an athletic anomaly the likes of which we have never seen. ESPN certainly has its flaws when it comes to damn near chaffing the utters in milking the shit out of prominent players for content, but they didn't create the 280 pound myth-like Monstar anywhere near as much as they've just given him the publicity he's earned as an almost unprecedented prospect.
Simply put, we've seen high-profile games between the best of Duke and UNC go any which way for decades now, but we've never seen a college basketball player be too strong for the structure of a sneaker. We've never seen a consensus 1st overall pick in the NBA Draft go down due to his frame being almost impossible to outfit. We've never seen the cost of tickets to a regular season college basketball game hoover around five figures while attracting the likes of Ken Griffey Jr. and Barack Obama. We've never seen all the things combined at the perfect time to prove, once and for all, that an undisputed pro caliber talent risking his health for zero profit is inherently stupid. Even if the story wasn't as ridiculous as a kid ripping right through the product of the biggest shoe company on the planet on and momentarily stealing the collective breath of the basketball world, the featured subject would have been Zion Williamson. The jealousy is understood, but all eyes would have been on him regardless, and with damn good reasons other than the media said so.