“Getting paid millions and you can’t just eat a salad” – Pelicans complain Zion won’t stop bad eating habits, NBA fans SLAM star

Zion Williamson is being called out for his fitness levels post the loss against the LA Lakers.

“Getting paid millions and you can’t just eat a salad” – Pelicans complain Zion won’t stop bad eating habits, NBA fans SLAM star

Zion Williamson ( via Fadeaway World).

The New Orleans Pelicans star forward Zion Williamson is at the center of extreme criticism for his fitness levels. Zion was said to be neglecting his health even after persistent requests from the management of the Pelicans. The Pelicans called out the franchise’s guard for his “unprofessional attitude” for reportedly neglecting to improve his diet and conditioning after a viral post from the matchup between the Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers.

According to Times-Picayune’s Christian Clark, Zion isn’t bothered by the criticism and hasn’t acted on the advice of the Pelicans management. Post their loss to the Lakers, fans, and critics were questioning Zion’s fitness levels which may made him look less energetic in comparison to Lakers star LeBron James as Zion’s performance was a “no show”.

Since the start of the NBA season, Zion has been putting up impressive stats, averaging 22.2 points per game including 5.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists. Still, many including the former NBA legend Charles Barkley shared their views and said that a player like Zion Williamson is a crucial element for the Pelican’s roster and getting in shape with the help of the right guidance can nothing but enhance his game even further.

The New Orleans Pelicans went up against the LA Lakers in the semi-finals of the ongoing In-season Tournament. Unfortunately, the Pelicans lost to the Lakers by an 89-133 score. In-game time of an overall 26 minutes, Zion Willaimson dropped just 13 points including two rebounds and three assists whereas his teammate Brandon Ingram in a game time of 31 minutes scored a mere 9 points including three rebounds and seven assists.

NBA Fans react to Zion Williamson’s fitness level

Post the Pelicans’ loss to the LA Lakers, Fans have been wondering whether Zion’s fitness levels can be one of the major reasons for his less energetic performance on the floor. But it isn’t the first time that the star forward’s health has been under question.

Zion Williamson
Zion Williamson ( via Sports Illustrated)

Even after repeated warnings and extreme criticism, Williamson hasn’t listened to the team’s advice. Fans and critics all across the basketball community shared their views on the matter at hand, especially after the semi-final against the LA Lakers. Here are some fan reactions:

The New Orleans Pelicans are placed in the 8th position in the Western Conference standings, holding a record of 12 wins and 11 losses whereas the Los Angeles Lakers are placed in the 4th position with a record of 14 wins and nine losses.

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