Mardi Gras on the streets of downtown New Orleans has always been a must-see spectacle that most of us can only wish to partake in.
This year’s celebrations was no different as people from different cities descended upon New Orleans for the annual Mardi Gras parade. It’s a very good thing that Zion Williamson wasn’t in attendance, because he would’ve walked away pissed off.
One particular group that took part in the parade decided to roast him about his weight, contract, and anything else that could think of.
Another look at the Zion-inspired “tribute” float which pokes fun at the Pelicans star’s oft-injured nature as well as his weight:
Fans in New Orleans have clearly had enough of Zion after initially being excited to select him in the draft. In the social media age, there is no way that Zion has not seen the above videos.
Earlier this week, former Pelicans guard JJ Redick put Williamson on blast while on ESPN’s First Take.
“This just shows a complete lack of investment in your team, the organization, the city,” Redick said. “I get that he’s hurt and away from the team, but you just traded for one of the 50 best players in the league, a guy that’s supposed to be paired with you. Reach out and say, ‘Hello.’ This is a pattern of behavior with Zion that we’re seeing again and again.”
Rumors have suggested that Zion may try and force himself off the Pelicans, but it remains to be seen.
Williamson, who averaged 27.0 points on 61.1% shooting and was named an NBA All-Star for the first time last season, has yet to take the floor during what should be his third year in the league after suffering a broken foot while performing basketball drills last summer.