Feb 11, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts during the second quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson just continues to make ridiculous play after ridiculous play.

Since he returned from a knee injury, it’s been primarily on the offensive end of the court. Just don’t tell that to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Abdel Nader, who was on the receiving end of one of the most disrespectful plays of the season.

Check out Williamson swat a Nader lay-up attempt into the stands in emphatic fashion.

Basketballs are not supposed to travel at that velocity. We just hope whoever was in the front row at Smoothie King Center was not harmed by this.

Coming off a historic performance in his last outing, Williamson entered Thursday’s game averaging 21.0 points and 7.7 rebounds in just 27 minutes of action per game.

That seems good.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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28.2 / CHI / 84-85 / #23
Michael Jordan
24.3 / SA / 89-90 / #50
David Robinson
23.7 / SDC / 82-83 / #34
Terry Cummings
23.5 / PHI / 96-97 / #3
Allen Iverson
23.4 / ORL / 92-93 / #32
Shaquille O'Neal
22.9 / CLE / 86-87 / #4
Ron Harper
22.5 / LAC / 10-11 / #32
Blake Griffin
22.0 / GSW / 88-89 / #23
Mitch Richmond
21.9 / MIL / 94-95 / #13
Glenn Robinson
21.7 / NYK / 79-80 / #25
Bill Cartwright
21.6 / DET / 81-82 / #7
Kelly Tripucka
21.4 / DAL / 81-82 / #31
Jay Vincent
21.3 / BOS / 79-80 / #33
Larry Bird
21.2 / DAL / 18-19 / #77
Luka Dončić
21.1 / SA / 97-98 / #21
Tim Duncan
21.0 / DEN / 03-04 / #15
Carmelo Anthony
21.0 / CHA / 92-93 / #33
Alonzo Mourning
21.0 / HOU / 83-84 / #50
Ralph Sampson
20.9 / CLE / 03-04 / #23
LeBron James
20.6 / UTAH / 80-81 / #35
Darrell Griffith
20.6 / HOU / 84-85 / #34
Hakeem Olajuwon
20.5 / UTAH / 17-18 / #45
Donovan Mitchell
20.3 / SEA / 07-08 / #35
Kevin Durant
20.2 / PHI / 16-17 / #21
Joel Embiid
20.1 / CHI / 99-00 / #42
Elton Brand
20.1 / SAC / 09-10 / #13
Tyreke Evans
20.1 / IND / 82-83 / #33
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