'Zion Williamson is NOT a sure thing' - David Jacoby | Jalen & Jacoby

  • Published on Jan 9, 2019
  • Despite the hype that surrounds superstar freshman Zion Williamson, Ryen Russillo and David Jacoby aren't completely sold that the Duke Blue Devils' standout will succeed in the NBA, mentioning his shooting form and fitness as areas that need improvement. Jacoby also asserts that he would take RJ Barrett over Zion Williamson if he had the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
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Comments • 351

  • Da Goat
    Da Goat Month ago

    Jacoby retarded

  • Hector Rivera
    Hector Rivera 3 months ago

    Dude u need to go quit your job .

  • Luka doncic best player in the NBA already

    The number one pick is Romeo Langford

  • Chris Rudder
    Chris Rudder 4 months ago

    I've seen this Jacoby guy show up a couple times on shows... He's not interesting or intelligent, this is gonna be a hard pass for me from now on. Fire this fool, no way he is getting good ratings.

  • Chris Rudder
    Chris Rudder 4 months ago

    By those standards, no one would succeed in the NBA cause they are only doing it against "college competition". I think there ARE arguments to be made for why Zion won't reach all-star levels. But the way Jacoby just pulled some weak-ass hot-take garbage... C'mon man. If you're gonna make a hot take, at least use sound logic to back it up.

  • Hell or Highwater
    Hell or Highwater 4 months ago

    They always talk out their neck for clicks. But I keep on clicking.. Smh

  • Kev X
    Kev X 4 months ago

    Cavs or Suns ?

  • Medical 1
    Medical 1 4 months ago

    He’s not just a dunker. Someone who’s just a dunker is some one like hamadou diallo

  • Holt Gordon Jr.
    Holt Gordon Jr. 4 months ago

    He is pulling a trump. Talk and over analyzing bullshit topics. This jocaby dudes is using Zion like the Donald uses the wall. Smoke and mirrors

  • HonestBrotha
    HonestBrotha 4 months ago

    Why isnt it a question go look up Michael Beasley in college shit he was wayyyyyyyy better as a freshman then Zion I dont think he's gonna be trash though

  • Holt Gordon Jr.
    Holt Gordon Jr. 4 months ago

    Then Stop talking about him if you don’t like his chances in the NBA and your weak show will fall he’s only thing keeping y’all afloat

    • Holt Gordon Jr.
      Holt Gordon Jr. 4 months ago

      Haters no b-ball knowledge And if I hear one more reference to Charles Barkley I’m gonna throw up

  • eduardo rangel
    eduardo rangel 4 months ago

    Funny dude
    Straight hater
    This kid was in HS and They said the same thing entering the college level. Now just a freshman and they are repeating same comments.
    This dude would be canned.

  • Spencer Russell
    Spencer Russell 4 months ago

    Zion was 3/4 from 3 point range last game

  • King Kemet 25
    King Kemet 25 4 months ago

    Jacoby 🤔

  • Mr. Robertson
    Mr. Robertson 4 months ago

    Jacoby sus

  • Shiv Patel
    Shiv Patel 4 months ago

    His ceiling is Lebron 2.0. Where he is right now I think at he’s a slightly better version of Julius Randle. But I think when it’s all said and done he’ll be a more polished version of Blake Griffin.

  • Jarekkowalewski
    Jarekkowalewski 4 months ago

    get outta here, this aint the 90's nba, guys are averaging triple doubles and teams averaging 120 a game, lol defensive schemes, and you said his name wrong more than once

  • Dr. Hyde The Werewolf
    Dr. Hyde The Werewolf 4 months ago

    Your logic is just as crooked as your nose

  • LeThanos The Last Titan

    At least Jacoby addmitts his answers are not educated so I can't get and 😂😂😂 Zion is generational

  • Big O
    Big O 4 months ago

    Jacoby is trash when jalen isnt around lol

  • Money Mitch
    Money Mitch 4 months ago

    Cancel this fuckin show right now this man sounds stupid lol period...

  • Christian Carrazana
    Christian Carrazana 4 months ago

    Valid point. He needs to develop a jump shot at the next level.

  • Jay's luggage
    Jay's luggage 4 months ago

    What people don't understand is...as long as Zion stays healthy he won't be a bust because of the other things he does...he can effect the game by more than just scoring points....rebs,steals,blocks...there is something called "the zion effect"..

  • General Tso's
    General Tso's 4 months ago +1

    Shutup white man!

  • Tonto Epstein
    Tonto Epstein 4 months ago

    FYI: Williamson was measured in his bare feet at 6'5" tall. I agree with Jacoby. Not to mention that Williamson weighs too much and is an injury always waiting to happen.

  • Tonto Epstein
    Tonto Epstein 4 months ago

    Do they really have to play that fucking annoying music?

  • Anthony Cooper
    Anthony Cooper 4 months ago

    RJ is better

  • kingdomdominionalc
    kingdomdominionalc 4 months ago +3

    dude drops 30 ez on a Duke squad thats loaded. yeah, he will be alright in the NBA trust

  • Ty M
    Ty M 4 months ago +1

    Did dis nigga just say he won’t get any blocks in the nba?

  • Jameel3DN
    Jameel3DN 4 months ago +1

    every level they said this .. I been watchin this kid for like 4 years lol... he dont need to change the game will change for him

  • Thuan Tran
    Thuan Tran 4 months ago

    Sometimes when you have a really talented freak of an athlete and play a game of man amongst boys, it stunts his growth. He will need to develop either a post up or 3 point shot so he can reach his potential.

  • Connor Smutny
    Connor Smutny 4 months ago

    clearly dumb to say zion doesnt have mad potential but i agree rj barrett looks like the stronger #1 pick

  • Martin Brown
    Martin Brown 4 months ago

    I have a feeling he will just be a role player at best.

  • Big Mo
    Big Mo 4 months ago

    stfu jacoby and brush up your teeth is yellow

  • Tommy Strong
    Tommy Strong 4 months ago

    Damn....Haters will Hate...he
    will succeed no matter what...

  • Phillip Tindrell
    Phillip Tindrell 4 months ago

    I’m seeing the same thing...his release is a little low and slow to me...but I could be wrong

  • Claude Dixon
    Claude Dixon 4 months ago

    I've only got one thing to say about this topic because Jacoby must be drunk or high!!! ZIIIIOOONNNN

  • mental case alien
    mental case alien 4 months ago

    LAbum fanboys scared zion will be better than him!

  • William Fout
    William Fout 4 months ago

    Zion Williamson isn't done putting on weight! I'd rather have R.J. Barrett.

  • Tulley Novielli
    Tulley Novielli 4 months ago

    Awesome 👏🏻 video

  • Mario RD
    Mario RD 4 months ago

    He is not a sure thing but they post 5 to 6 videos in 24 hour 🤷‍♂️

  • Laura m Rutledge
    Laura m Rutledge 4 months ago

    Jacoby sounds so crazy

  • Dan 3
    Dan 3 4 months ago +2

    Telling ya rn Zion has 0 BUST Potential. I said the same about simmons. They’re elite prospects guys who can do more than just dunk and drive. They’re versatile for their size and position. With Zion’s explosiveness he won’t have any problems in the paint.

    • Dan 3
      Dan 3 4 months ago

      Maxamad Cabdi Xasan 0 bust potential. He may be a liability on defense against bigger 4’s or 5’s, but his height imo won’t restrict him much on offense. He’s too explosive. Maybe he’ll become an elite defender like draymond has along w an elite offensive skillset. + he’s a very good rebounder for his size. 14.5 per 40.

    • Maxamad Cabdi Xasan
      Maxamad Cabdi Xasan 4 months ago

      Zion has alot of bust potential coz of his height....6'6 PF with very limited guard skills
      Simmons is a 6'10 guard who can handle the rock and is a pass first point while Zion is 6'6 and plays like a 4 man....Hes a lob/putback guy who cuts to the basket in the half court set

  • The Light Bringer
    The Light Bringer 4 months ago +2

    You're an idiot

  • Zion Williamson
    Zion Williamson 4 months ago

    Jacoby is bipolar

  • Fred Thomas
    Fred Thomas 4 months ago

    Ben S is not tht good can't shoot from anywhere and his free throw shooting is terrible jump shot is uuugly

  • terry hlomayi
    terry hlomayi 4 months ago

    Shut up 🤐 muppet

    WHIZZLE 4 months ago

    Straighten that nose then talk homeboy

  • Molly Qerim Rose
    Molly Qerim Rose 4 months ago

    The Raptors are a sure thing for zion

  • Henry Dogan
    Henry Dogan 4 months ago

    Jacoby erase this segment, you're embarrassing yourself...

  • Owen
    Owen 4 months ago

    zion is the next chris bosh

  • Trespassing Becky
    Trespassing Becky 4 months ago

    There isn't a GM out there that will pass on Zion for Barrett. I think barrett is a more well rounded scorer but he's a chucker at times. The nba has plenty of chuckers.

  • Giovanni Reyes
    Giovanni Reyes 4 months ago +1

    Stfu you dont know what ur talking about smh

  • stonedbori840
    stonedbori840 4 months ago

    So he might not go #1? Big deal. He is humble and works hard. Sky is the limit.

  • Giovanni Reyes
    Giovanni Reyes 4 months ago

    Stfu you know what ur talking about smh

  • jay jay
    jay jay 4 months ago

    Look at lebron his bulid like zion and look what he do body his way to the rim he dont got to shoot

    LGO STANCE 4 months ago

    Bruh with this officiating , he needs a jump shot and 3's , he's not worth it. Let him develope at Duke

  • BigHandsome519
    BigHandsome519 4 months ago +2

    He's going to be Draymond x10. Might go down as a top 3 PF all time

    • Fritz Michel
      Fritz Michel 4 months ago

      Yea bro Draymond on steroids thats scary...

  • Trespassing Becky
    Trespassing Becky 4 months ago

    Barrett is a volume shooter and everyone thinks he might have a solid career but the casual fan wont come see him. Zion is a freak of nature and could at a minimum have a solid career but can also end up being a once in a generation player. Plus the casual fan will come to see him play. So a chucker vs a possible all time great that will sell tickets. LOL!

  • Jeremy Stevens
    Jeremy Stevens 4 months ago

    I Think He Will Be Entertaining But I Don’t Think He Will Be The Player Everybody Expects.

  • Izzy Bozay
    Izzy Bozay 4 months ago

    This fucking guy.

  • voiceisclear
    voiceisclear 4 months ago

    facts 💯

  • Matt Hopkins
    Matt Hopkins 4 months ago

    needs a jumpshot? what about giannis?

  • Zay The Don
    Zay The Don 4 months ago +1

    When Zion was doing all these great things in highschool they were saying but he's doing it against highschool defenders and in college he won't be able to do it now they're like oh he's breaking records and being dominant in college but he can't do it in the NBA... I say STFU and enjoy this once in a lifetime player while he's here this boy is getting better and better each time he gets on the floor especially while Coach K has a hand in the development of his game. No player this great that works this hard with this motor has ever gotten worse or stayed the same player so of course he'll strengthen in areas that he needs to just like Jordan Kobe le bron all those guys had to and I think 3-4 from the perimeter last night was a testiment to that so I don't want to hear mother fuckers nit pickin at this 18 year old kids ability to be great at the next level anymore after he's been proving all these douters and nay sayers every time just accept greatness for what it is 💯🤷🏾‍♂️

  • DeLo Porter
    DeLo Porter 4 months ago

    Zion williams = Josh Smith. #DontDebateMe

  • PlatinumState
    PlatinumState 4 months ago

    Nah. He is a sure thing

  • Billy Fresh
    Billy Fresh 4 months ago

    no player is a sure thing

  • Bro Beans
    Bro Beans 4 months ago

    Ben Simmons has zero jump shot and neither does that dude with the weird name from Milwaukee so I think he’s going to be fine😂

  • Money Montrell
    Money Montrell 4 months ago

    I agree...im not all in on zion yet

  • Quentin Coberley
    Quentin Coberley 4 months ago

    A combination of shawn kemp, charles Barkley, and julius randle

  • Mr. do it yourself
    Mr. do it yourself 4 months ago

    Jalcoby is delusional

  • jahiem jenkins
    jahiem jenkins 4 months ago

    Lmao Zion is going nb1 whether ya like it or not and will be great in the NBA

  • ZeroZ
    ZeroZ 4 months ago

    Im not sure about him either. Hello suckers, mark my words. Save it and remind me, Zion will not be top 10 player in the NBA at any time

  • NV_1790
    NV_1790 4 months ago

    Zion, KP and KD....😏😏😏😏

  • Gilbert Nicholas
    Gilbert Nicholas 4 months ago

    I'm taking Barrett cuz undersized pf's are a no no If he was 6'9" I would take him but he's about 6'6" without a jumper and that's not gonna work in the league

  • devanshu amin
    devanshu amin 4 months ago

    I mean Giannis doesn't have a jump shot and he's an MVP contender

  • JBeast 5406
    JBeast 5406 4 months ago +1

    No college player is a sure thing, you gamble every time someone is drafted to your team.

  • Toeasy 11
    Toeasy 11 4 months ago

    I kinda agree I mean this is a 6'6 pf

    • Toeasy 11
      Toeasy 11 4 months ago

      +Jimmy Bonez idk man rj look taller to me could be the hair but regardless he shorter than Draymond

    • Jimmy Bonez
      Jimmy Bonez 4 months ago

      just looked at 2 pics of them. he is a legit 6'7''+Toeasy 11

    • Toeasy 11
      Toeasy 11 4 months ago

      He shorter than rj tho look at any pic of em he not 6'7 bro honestly he prolly 6'5 and even if you right he still plays the 4 at demar derozen size not saying he cant succeed but if he not a gaurd he ion think he'll stays a star if he even gets there he like julius Randle or josh Smith but 5 inches shorter

    • Jimmy Bonez
      Jimmy Bonez 4 months ago

      6'7 buddy+Toeasy 11

    • Toeasy 11
      Toeasy 11 4 months ago

      +Jimmy Bonez yeah he prolly smaller than that

  • Youngboy_uzi_Kodak
    Youngboy_uzi_Kodak 4 months ago +2

    🗣David jacoby you must be dumb

  • Dra Jackson
    Dra Jackson 4 months ago

    I know he will be a sure thing

  • fliplife67
    fliplife67 4 months ago

    The worst case is he could be Anthony Bennett.

  • jonz23m
    jonz23m 4 months ago +1

    The midsection argument is the dumbest argument I have heard so far. Dude is as lean as any pro athlete. Just with freakish muscle mass, it's called genetics.

  • Bawaan H.
    Bawaan H. 4 months ago

    Soooo he’s a better Ben Simmons? I mean Ben Simmons doesn’t have a jumpshot and he’s doing good.

  • AP Terminator
    AP Terminator 4 months ago +1

    These tard fucks dont know shit but they love putting these fucks on tv

  • The Revisionist!
    The Revisionist! 4 months ago

    He’ll be good. Needs to lose weight add quickness. He’s not that big for nba standards.

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  • Grant Stockdale
    Grant Stockdale 4 months ago

    Like if this nigga fucking stupid

  • SweetVibez
    SweetVibez 4 months ago

    Alot of these reporters and people talking about zion are some real haters.

  • Grant Stockdale
    Grant Stockdale 4 months ago

    this dude is fucking retarted

  • Bo Rood
    Bo Rood 4 months ago

    Julius Randle 2.0

  • AlphaDwg
    AlphaDwg 4 months ago +1

    He’s worth the number one but no one is a sure thing

  • Amijan Sepic
    Amijan Sepic 4 months ago +2

    Yall gonna be quiet when Zion turns out to be bust

    • MADYogiFresh
      MADYogiFresh 4 months ago

      Amijan Sepic you should be quiet effective 3 days ago

  • Robert Stanley
    Robert Stanley 4 months ago


  • Remington Steele
    Remington Steele 4 months ago

    Let's appreciate how dope the new ESPN banner is for a second.
    Ok now about Z. The only concerns I'd have about him would be foot and leg issues which seem to always haunt bigger athletes.

  • Jason Heilman
    Jason Heilman 4 months ago

    Nobody is a sure thing

  • Rw Chitown
    Rw Chitown 4 months ago

    He doesn't have handles but he can shoot tho

  • T BOSS 4143
    T BOSS 4143 4 months ago +4

    I hate it when commentators have their opinions and they never played a damn sport!!

    • T BOSS 4143
      T BOSS 4143 4 months ago

      +Esteban Rodríguez my bad. I keep forgetting that they are blind too.

    • Esteban Rodríguez
      Esteban Rodríguez 4 months ago

      It's not ilegal to have an opinion

  • Falcon
    Falcon 4 months ago

    I'll play Devil's Advocate here: Jacoby has a point. There's no denying this kid's talent, but we haven't seem him in the NBA yet. Look at Lonzo, and Fultz, and Oden...first he's gotta get there and show he can stay healthy, and then prove he can hang. I have no doubt he'll succeed on the next level, but to completely say for a 100% fact that he'll make it before he's set foot on a pro court is ludicrous.

  • T M
    T M 4 months ago +5

    No one is a sure thing. You are almost always going to be right if you suggest a player won’t live up to the hype. Because so few players actually win an nba championship. It’s always a safe beat.
    Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Karl Malone, etc never won an nba championship. So did they live up to the hype or their potential?

  • Jose Dias
    Jose Dias 4 months ago

    Zion is going to dominate in the pros. End. Of. Discussion. As a huge Lakers fan I love the young talent we have, but that's all they are right now. Young and talented. Zion has that competitive fire that a lot of the new kids in the NBA lack. He's a monster both physically and mentally and he's got the complete package. Look at what the Greak Freak is doing right now. Nobody can stop his skinny ass from getting to the paint and dunking on fools, and you think ripped and strong as fuck Zion is gonna be stopped? Clean the purple haze out of your eyes and stop with the prescription drugs and sober up.