Zion Williamson's versatility and energy are things you can't teach - Jay Williams | Get Up!

  • Published on Jan 9, 2019
  • Jay Williams applauds Duke's freshman phenom Zion Williamson's versatility and energy, saying Williamson has a motor that never stops and a drive unlike many of his peers, which is something you can't teach.
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Comments • 129

  • BudSmokin Pandaz
    BudSmokin Pandaz 5 months ago

    Yeah but why so abrasive?

  • Devante Benton
    Devante Benton 5 months ago

    He’s obviously more than just a dunker, he has a jumper, is a decent playmaker, he’s a great defender in the paint or on the perimeter.

  • T. CROWN 321
    T. CROWN 321 5 months ago

    I hope he goes anywhere but CLEVELAND, they dont deserve a good young talent like Zion. I pray for the Boy's health safety his advisers and his SOUL. JESUS CHRIST ABOVE EVERYTHING

  • Oliver stole
    Oliver stole 5 months ago

    You guys ready for the Decision Part 2 when Zion busts outs Cleveland or Atlanta?

  • degoat
    degoat 5 months ago

    Cmon yall should know zions journey in the nba is being set up right now. The team hes gonna join is not gonna be something random, thats for sure

  • John Tompkins
    John Tompkins 5 months ago

    I would not make Z mad !!! :)

  • Alejandro Navarro
    Alejandro Navarro 5 months ago

    In the history of the game, there hasn’t really ever been a player with that combination of strength,athleticism, body control, and motor. In today’s game the closest we have to him are Blake Griffin and Julius Randle. Guys in the past that were somewhat similar were Barkley and Larry Johnson. Zion has the wow factor of Lebron but doesn’t really play like him. I consider him to be a bigger, super swole and athletic version of Barkley. Regardless, this kid has Talent and you can tell he loved playing the game. Hopefully he can stay healthy and continue to polish his game so he can be an all time great/ all star level talent.

  • Jimmy McQuade
    Jimmy McQuade 5 months ago

    The NBA isn't ready for zion. The game is about to change and there is a lot of high school kids coming athletically freakish the kid at Georgetown mcclung is another kid 6-'1 crazy athletic basketball is going to get unreal

  • Lost Thoughts
    Lost Thoughts 5 months ago

    Was she even listening to this man?

  • Your Typical Bama Fan
    Your Typical Bama Fan 5 months ago

    Roll Tide

  • 835Swish
    835Swish 5 months ago

    If he never develops a shot, he could still be as dominant as Giannis, past that, im not so sure

  • keith platt jr
    keith platt jr 5 months ago

    Zion = Larry Johnson wit handle. Very crafty around da hoop. Decent passer. Monster glass eater!🔥

  • 2 PAC
    2 PAC 5 months ago


  • Stephaun Grant
    Stephaun Grant 5 months ago

    Boogie cousins with hops

  • Laura m Rutledge
    Laura m Rutledge 5 months ago

    Zion is so explosive

  • Zion Williamson
    Zion Williamson 5 months ago

    It's not always about me it is about the team

  • Molly Qerim Rose
    Molly Qerim Rose 5 months ago

    This boy is god

  • Ahmed Nasser
    Ahmed Nasser 5 months ago

    Charles Barkley

  • Cardi B
    Cardi B 5 months ago +1

    He is good but not better than me

    • John Tompkins
      John Tompkins 5 months ago

      Charles, he is 18 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't you think he will improve ??????????? He is more athletic than you. Come on dog, face it. :)

  • Mr. do it yourself
    Mr. do it yourself 5 months ago

    He is the best player I've seen since Durant

  • Tiger Hoods
    Tiger Hoods 5 months ago

    Lol they love talking about their boyfriend Lebron

  • kill em with KINDNESS
    kill em with KINDNESS 5 months ago +3

    Zion is basically blake Griffin mixed with julius randle. Jump like blake and has the finesse of julius randle.

    • Maxamad Cabdi Xasan
      Maxamad Cabdi Xasan 5 months ago

      but is 6'6........Griffin is 6'10 and Randle 6'9 so they can bully people on the block

  • A6 Life
    A6 Life 5 months ago +11

    Best athlete I've ever seen..he will destroy the nba mark my words..

  • A6 Life
    A6 Life 5 months ago

    He's the next jordan/Kobe/lebron special talent

  • Juan Hidalgo
    Juan Hidalgo 5 months ago

    I thought this is the only reason why he’s known for, dunking

  • Jimmy Reagan
    Jimmy Reagan 5 months ago

    Legend has it Jay is still fallin for the Hezzy

  • Ross Moniz
    Ross Moniz 5 months ago

    Charles Barkley

    • Fred Almon
      Fred Almon 5 months ago

      Zion is right. He is in college where team ball comes first. The Fab 5 played team ball even though they had Webber and the running Rebel had Larry Johnson but played team ball. Let him win a ship b4 he save the NBA.

  • owner owner
    owner owner 5 months ago

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  • zapp branigan
    zapp branigan 5 months ago

    feels bad being a star player on nba when a college athlete is on tv and your not

  • Bo Rood
    Bo Rood 5 months ago

    He won't be anything more than a role player at the NBA level.

  • Juniu R
    Juniu R 5 months ago

    I think R.J Barret can be something in between Rose-Harden-Ginobli but he has to work on his athleticism, I don't think he has reach his ceiling athletically. He has to work on it this coming summer, if he's going to distinguish himself from the names above.

  • LA Clippers
    LA Clippers 5 months ago +28

    If Zion will be only the next Blake Griffin, that's good enough for most franchises. My Clippers were a joke before him. He changed our culture. Zion will do the same for any team that gets him.

    • Yubaraj Khadka
      Yubaraj Khadka 4 months ago

      Shut up....zion will top the charts. Donot compare with anyone..he is who he is....

    • YoungVonny
      YoungVonny 5 months ago +2

      best sports I’m convinced you only watch basketball highlights and play 2K

    • DMCdaJUICE
      DMCdaJUICE 5 months ago +4

      @best sports you clearly don't know basket ball

    • Chef Kwon
      Chef Kwon 5 months ago

      Toni Tone he nice, but Blake started Lob City bruh they were the best team in LA during that time

    • Toni Tone
      Toni Tone 5 months ago

      Lou Williams is slept on

  • svrmanrawnxt
    svrmanrawnxt 5 months ago +6

    Zion is way overrated, he is doing this against college kids when he gets to the league with GROWN MEN, they will easily box him out and are big just like him. They will force him to shoot a lot and unless he develops a consistent jumper he will be an underachiever at the next level

    • Devante Benton
      Devante Benton 5 months ago +1

      He’s already bigger than most NBA power forwards and centers, I’m pretty sure he can handle them

    • Joseph Phillips
      Joseph Phillips 5 months ago

      svrmanrawnxt wym he is only doing this to college kids this is wants in front of him rn he has to

    • Jimmy McQuade
      Jimmy McQuade 5 months ago +1

      Lol. Grown men really as soon as he's drafted he will automatically be the 2nd biggest person in the NBA he's a monster 285lbs and not fat 20lbs off of shaq's playing weight at 18 just his size alone is daunting and I agree with you to a point I didn't believe the hype watching his high school videos Physically poor kids could stop him but then he started dominating at Duke he's the truth

    • Why Evxn Try YT
      Why Evxn Try YT 5 months ago

      Your a fucking idiot bud

    • Sam_2 Alexander
      Sam_2 Alexander 5 months ago

      He also is a college kid

  • LA Clippers
    LA Clippers 5 months ago +1

    All these haters saying Luka is overrated because they only root for black guys and Zion will be a bust are morons. There were skeptics for MJ and LeBron too for years.

    • The GoatBam
      The GoatBam 5 months ago

      Dude zion is gonna end up either a super star or a all star he wont be a bum unless he tears his acl or some shit and quit tryna put other players down to make your Jesus luka look good

    • The GoatBam
      The GoatBam 5 months ago

      Fuck out of here with that racist shit

  • Waveface killah
    Waveface killah 5 months ago +12

    Zion should join the Knicks if he play for the the higher market and perform well he probably could be the next Lebron but to me he is Dominique Wilkins

  • Hail-Mary J
    Hail-Mary J 5 months ago +1

    Can somebody teach him how to shoot though?

    • Big Bee
      Big Bee 5 months ago

      @Basketball Enlightenment shooters come in all shapes and sizes dude, how buff or skinny u are doesnt hinder your ability to shoot

    • Basketball Enlightenment
      Basketball Enlightenment 5 months ago

      Zac Johnson he’s too buff to shoot consistently

  • SwankyStill
    SwankyStill 5 months ago +7

    If the cavs get him Issa gg Kyrie and Bron the only rookies that panned out with the cavs they will ruin his development

    • avonbarksdale91
      avonbarksdale91 5 months ago

      JDesciple Madara they were both #1 picks. Why won’t zion work out. Tristan Thompson didn’t pan out? You must’ve forgot his dominance during the finals run.

  • Son Goku
    Son Goku 5 months ago +28

    His skillset is off the charts bruh

    • Maxamad Cabdi Xasan
      Maxamad Cabdi Xasan 5 months ago

      @MCH He wont be able to guard thoes guys.....He has a 6-10 wingspan which is not ideal when ur 6'6 guarding guys who are 6'11 with 7'3+ wingspan

    • MCH
      MCH 5 months ago

      That remains to be seen. He has to prove that he can consistently create his own shot off the dribble. He's only 6'6 or 6'7 so at the next level he'll have to defend guys 5 to 6 inches taller than him like KD, AD and Giannis on the perimeter.

    • Howard Davis
      Howard Davis 5 months ago

      Noooooo it's not

    • WanDaBread TV
      WanDaBread TV 5 months ago

      I am off the charts..🤑

  • A Friendly Hobo
    A Friendly Hobo 5 months ago +68

    Pour one out for Zion if he joins the trash organization known as the Cavaliers.

    • Dylan N
      Dylan N 5 months ago

      @avonbarksdale91 are you a negro

    • avonbarksdale91
      avonbarksdale91 5 months ago

      Dylan N how many times have they messed up what? Austin Carr/LeBron/Kyrie are all A#1 picks. Anthony Bennett too lolol and Dan Gilbert never said he didn’t need BRON since BRON came back. Don’t listen to ESPN.

    • kill em with KINDNESS
      kill em with KINDNESS 5 months ago +5

      The Knicks ain't no better tho. 😂😂😂😂😂

    • Dylan N
      Dylan N 5 months ago

      yeah fuck the cavs. I hate their owner. The cavs the past 20 years messed up HOW MANY TIMES?
      The fucking owner said they didnt need lebron. He said that 2 times and without lebron they have not won more then 35 games. It's absurd. Every damn season the owner ruins the roster. Even with lebron there they RUIN the roster. People think lebron had control of the Cavs?
      He did the first-2nd year. 3rd and 4th year...he just had to deal with that bullshit cavs owner.
      When lebron left dan said they would still make the playoffs without lebron.
      now they are tanking cause they have NO chance without love.
      Fuck the cavs man. I always hated the cavs. Even with lebron there i hated them.
      god damn those fucking cav owners. FUCK them so hard in the ass

    • Reynaldo Campos
      Reynaldo Campos 5 months ago +2

      Seriously fuck the NBA if they let the Cavs get the first pick

  • MrGenexxx
    MrGenexxx 5 months ago +4

    Damn ESPN really doesn’t need LeBron any more. Poor le3-6 probably crying somewhere right now. Everybody knows he’s the biggest attention whore in sports history. Kinda sad.

    • Hail-Mary J
      Hail-Mary J 5 months ago

      If social media was a thing back in the 90s, they would've talked about MJ everyday too. Just how it goes man. Lebron helps ratings, which is why he's talked about so much.

  • Book of shadows contributor Brian

    Zion three ball shooting is elite

  • Origin Music
    Origin Music 5 months ago +7

    What versatility? He doesn't shoot. He doesn't space the floor. I agree, he is a dynamo machine. Is the best athletic specimen in the last 5 years. Jay Williams get OFF of TV.

    • Maxamad Cabdi Xasan
      Maxamad Cabdi Xasan 5 months ago

      @Trevon Adams Zion is 6'6 coz barret is taller than him......check this photo for proof
      Lebron james is a legit 6'9 so when he gets in the lane nobody can block his shot........westbrook is 6'4 and point guards cant stay infront of him coz they are smaller

    • themarkl0813
      themarkl0813 5 months ago

      @Origin Music wtf you talking about stop trying to sound smart dumbass. No I didnt know Draymond was not the offensive counterpart lol wtf are you even talking about. Prime shaq and kobe over the warriors any day. Shaq's dominance will wear you down overall so making up the percentages for curry and Thompson is irrelvant!!

    • William Hardy
      William Hardy 5 months ago

      Shaq was super agile for his size and fast... U dnt know bball kiddo its ight

    • Origin Music
      Origin Music 5 months ago

      themarkl0813 do you know how Pick and Roll works? Lol. You absolutely know nothing. Draymond is not the offensive counterpart but the anchor for pick and roll. He will clog the paint and run from corner to corner while the rest of the team run switches for an open 3. Shaq can't do SHIT when the space on the floor is too extended, not to mention 3 guys are open(KD, Klay and Steph) once Draymond had set up his Pick and Roll. Learn your schematics, lol.
      Even if shaq is 50-60% on the paint, Klay and Steph are above 48% at the perimeter, and would outscore Shaq if we stretch that number to each own possession. It's not even a contest.
      Let's run numbers to give you context:
      2 points x 0.60 = 1.2 points per possession
      3 points x 0.48 = 1.44 points per possession
      I gave Shaq the absolute leeway of FG% at 60%, and he can't do shit when Steph and Klay are shooting like that at a regular basis. Shaq would be trailing at 30 points by the 3rd quarter lol.
      And Houston? CP3's main role is to distribute the ball. He is surrounded by 3 point shooters everywhere, and he is pushed by D'Antoni to shoot more at the perimeter. That's how the game works today. Houston took more 3 pointers than ANY team in the league last year.

    • themarkl0813
      themarkl0813 5 months ago

      @Origin Music so I guess Draymond is gonna be ok going up against prime shaq. Please man I'm taking shaq in the paint over curry and klay hoping they make a 3. Like I said Houston almost won because cp3 dominated in the in between game. Imagine if shaq did. You did not spit facts idiot where? And how long was shaq benched for against utah??

  • BehrGris
    BehrGris 5 months ago +1

    I like this white woman

  • RunDa Mic
    RunDa Mic 5 months ago +3

    Lebron 2.0

  • Jay Johnson
    Jay Johnson 5 months ago

    Zion and RJ is a great duo and i wanna say a duo like them but in different way but I don't wanna offend y'all

    • Jay Johnson
      Jay Johnson 5 months ago

      @Joel C idk but I was thinking AD and boogie

    • Joel C
      Joel C 5 months ago

      J Lee bron and wade

  • Jay Johnson
    Jay Johnson 5 months ago

    Zion got some serious hieght and whomever picks will be in good hands especially with right team

    KE MILLION 5 months ago +33

    This guy, is always focus when playing....

    • Jorel Byssainthe
      Jorel Byssainthe 5 months ago +3

      There's never a down time with Zion, he stays engaged!