After the recent controversy surrounding Zion Williamson, there seems to be widespread speculation that he may retire from the NBA. As most of us know, Williamson is only 22 years old and is currently in his third year with the Pelicans during the 2019-2020 season.
At one point, Zion was considered a potential face of the NBA, a player who could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other NBA legends like LeBron James. After all, few players of his size are as explosive as him.
Despite the fact that Williamson has great talent, recent events have fans thinking about his future in the league. With that said, let’s take a closer look at his situation and why his very future as an NBA player appears to be in jeopardy.
When will Zion Williamson return from injury?
As far as we know, there are two main reasons why NBA fans are demanding Zion Williamson retire. First, he’s had plenty of injuries throughout his young career so far, and has struggled to keep himself fit and on the court for his team.
His weight and nutritional sense may indeed be causing problems. They inadvertently prevent him from realizing his worth with the Pelicans. The last time we saw Zion play was on January 2nd against the Philadelphia 76ers. He suffered a non-contact hamstring injury and did not return to the team for the remainder of the season.
Another reason fans are calling for Zion to retire is the recent Moria Mills controversy he’s been embroiled in. She accused him of getting herself pregnant and abandoning his responsibilities. While this doesn’t have much to do with basketball, her sentiment sparked further resentment against Zion among fans. After all, they were already frustrated that he wasn’t playing.
Kawhi Leonard needs to retire.
Ben Simmons needs to retire.
Zion Williamson needs to retire early. fat butt.
— Noowee (@Carter_Jamie21) June 7, 2023
Zion Williamson retires
— Chandler Gutta Sosa (@TopMasterChef) April 7, 2023
Zion has no choice but to retire at this point or take off his ass
— Your grace (@cmacbufu) June 23, 2023
Either way, we hope Williamson takes all the negativity to heart and doesn’t let it affect his way of thinking. Although he was reported to be in more or less good health towards the end of the season, he admitted to experiencing some difficulties returning to the court and playing in contact.
All these issues combined, fans finally got fed up and started demanding his retirement. I’m sure Shion wants to prove them wrong. If he remains injury-free and healthy next season, he will have a chance.