Well-known TV presenter Stephen A. Smith explained why the injury to Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson is a major setback for the league.

“My first reaction to Zion’s injury is a big setback for the NBA.

Of course, he will recover, get me right, it’s about something else. This season may be the best season in the last quarter century. At the moment, there are nine real league candidates in the league. And even if Zion and Pelicans are not among these contenders, fans are looking forward to the opening day in which Zion was supposed to play.

People were waiting for two things on the opening day of the season – the Lakers vs. Clippers match and, of course, Zion’s debut. And we lost one of these opportunities, ”Smith said in the First Take program.

Williamson will miss a few weeks at the start of the season due to knee pain.

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