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In what can’t be considered anywhere near a surprise, the New Orleans Pelicans selected former Duke star Zion Williamson with the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft Thursday evening.

Willamson’s status as the top pick transcends this year’s draft class. He’s been the most-coveted player to enter the Association since LeBron James what seems to be eons ago.

Not only was Mt. Zion emotional, NBA players were more than happy to welcome him into the club after New Orleans made it official.