Cedric Nettles/ Entertainment Editor
There is no surprise here, The Big Easy claimed you weeks ago. After seeing your tearful yet joyous interview with your mom at your side , you just won another fan in me …Even though I am a Hornet. (smile)Zion I don’t know you personally, but I know we both have ties to the Pee Dee Region in Florence SC (my birthplace) as you played at the legendary McLeod Park in your earlier years. You are related to some people I know from my own high school. You inspired me and so many people around the world. At this stage in my own career I want to taste what that feels like for my own moment. Watching you become the No. 1 pick in the NBA is inspiring enough to help us all get there.
You put that work in, take a bow young man. So proud of you.