Feb 21, 2019

Basketball star hurt as shoe falls apart

Zion Williamson, who is the projected number one pick in June's NBA Draft, has been dubbed the 'next LeBron James'. Blue Devils forward Williamson, hailed by double NBA champion Kevin Durant as a "Once in a generation athlete", hurt his left knee after his foot burst through his shoe when he landed while dribbling. "The rubber sole ripped loose from the Nike shoe, with the sportswear giant - Duke's exclusive supplier of uniforms, shoes and clothing - saying in a statement:"We are obviously concerned and want to wish Zion a speedy recovery. Williamson left the court and did not return, with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski confirming he had suffered a mild knee sprain, with information on his recovery to be revealed later on Thursday. The 2019 NBA Draft will take place on 20 June at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with Williamson a 1-20 odds-on favourite to be the number one pick.

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