President Obama Teams Up W/ Zion Williamson & Trae Young For Charity Event

Ruben Hill
February 15, 2020

It might be early in the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities, which feature events with famous musicians, chefs, Instagram stars and actors, but one person has already left top draft pick Zion Williamson starstruck: former President Barack Obama.

National Basketball Association fans had to wait for what seemed like an eternity to finally see No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson on the floor with the New Orleans Pelicans, but the former Duke superstar is now making a late run at the Rookie of the Year trophy with his new team. I kind of zoned out after that. "That's all I needed to hear, to be honest", Williamson said. "It felt great. It was even crazier when he started talking about my Duke games". I was like, 'You're keeping up with me? "I'm 19, man. You've got superstars you can go and keep up with.' It was insane".

19-year-old Williamson was asked about working side-by-side with President Obama. and it was clear even hoop icons get star struck.

"He just loves watching me". Young said that Obama told him that with him at point guard, the Hawks would eventually turn things around and have a winning season. "Telling me how it's going to turn for the Hawks in the future - it's insane that he knew all those different things about me". Obama is a huge basketball fan, and numerous players at the event were thrilled to meet him.

"There's really nothing like it", Vogel said.

Williamson had a career-high 32 points for New Orleans in a loss to Oklahoma City on Thursday night. With 221 points in 10 games, he joins Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson as the only players with more than 200 points in their first 10 league appearances.

Eventually, Obama nestled in between Williamson and Trae Young and chatted with the two young players for 20 minutes while helping them add markers to the backpacks. I was definitely asking him a lot of questions.

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