After an injury delayed his pro debut nearly three months, Zion Williamson finally suited up for the New Orleans Pelicans in a regular season game earlier tonight. With the San Antonio Spurs in town, Williamson rolled out a Player Exclusive "Bayou Boys" colorway of the Air Jordan 34. The shoe, predominantly styled in metallic gold, pays homage to New Orleans culture and features faux croc detailing. According to Nike, the shoe will release in March.
After a lengthy layoff, it took Williamson some time to find his rhythm, but he showed exactly why he's been one of the most talked about rookies of all-time late in the game. Williamson finished with 22 points, including a stretch of 17-straight in the fourth quarter. The Pelicans' rally fell short, but Williamson's final frame was the magic Pelicans have been waiting for since the lottery balls bounced their way last year.