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Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash knows what he’s up against.
In speaking to reporters ahead of Wednesday’s game between the Nets and the New Orleans Pelicans, Nash said Pelicans star Zion Williamson is a”historically gifted player.”
Williamson is on the verge of an NBA record entering Wednesday, since he tied Shaquille O’Neal’s record for consecutive games with at least 20 points on 50 percent shooting in Tuesday’s game against Atlanta. If he does the same against the Nets, that will be his 26th straight.
After a standout rookie year he saw him accomplish feats that Michael Jordan did back in 1983, Williamson broke another record in his very first All-Star effort when he became the youngest player to document 30 points on 90 percent shooting.
At only 20, Williamson has lots of time to maintain history, too.