Zion wasn't in shape for summer league - Jalen Rose | Get Up

Views 155 508
95% 1 651 80

Jalen Rose says Zion Williamson was not ready to perform at his best during the NBA Summer League following Coach K's comments that Zion should not have played at all until the regular season.
✔ Subscribe to ESPN+ plus.espn.com/
✔ Get the ESPN App: www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn
✔ Subscribe to ESPN on USvid: es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoUSvid
✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on USvid: bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC
✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on USvid: bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN
✔ Watch ESPN on USvid TV: es.pn/USvidTV
Exclusive interviews with Rachel Nichols urlzs.com/jNURe
Stephen A. Smith on ESPN urlzs.com/W19Tz
ESPN on Social Media:
► Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/espn
► Like on Facebook: facebook.com/espn
► Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/f/espn
Visit ESPN on USvid to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more.
More on ESPN.com: www.espn.com


Published on


Jul 15, 2019

zionzion williamsonzion williamson summer league injuryzion summerzion summer league injuryzion kneezion summer leaguezion williamson summercoach k on zion williamsonzion coach kpelicansnew orleans pelicanszion pelicanszion williamson injuryzion injurycoach k on zionnbanba 2019nba summer leaguesummer leagueja morantrj barrettjalen rosejalen rose get upryen russillomike greenberggreenyget upnba espnespnget up espn




Loading link...

Add to:

My playlist
Watch later
Comments 433
Rico Smith
Rico Smith 9 days ago
He’s needs to lose weight and play SF.
Aidantha King
Aidantha King 22 days ago
Fiapa’i Fanua
Fiapa’i Fanua 24 days ago
Once Zion gets back in shape he bout to be a monster
Kwyjibo 26 days ago
"he is fat and he can't shoot, but I love this guys game". What a quote
bry rsx
bry rsx 29 days ago
All I hear is excuses from this big baby rookies today. Soft.
Jason Boyd
Jason Boyd Month ago
Zion already showing signs of injury!!!! How in the fuck are u 18 years old and just got done playing in the NCAA tournament!
the77 Month ago
Jalens Grammar is out of shape! GATT DAMM !!!!!!!!!!!! This mofo speaks in the past in the future from the past! What’s GOOD????
the77 Month ago
Look, I’m a black man... I respect that Jalen is on this show... equal opportunity blah blah yeah!!!!! but .... HIS ENGLISH IS FVCKING EMBARRASSING!!!!!! WTF
Viewer Month ago
Mean this in the most respectful way, honestly. How about a nickname for Zion? Zion 'Earthquake' Williamson?
Lean Mean
Lean Mean Month ago
Don't you get in shape AT summer league?
Laker Fan
Laker Fan Month ago
All I hear about in this video is dummies talkin about Zion badly for views
Dede Berry
Dede Berry Month ago
Ive been playing basketball since I was 12 yrs old. Im 29 now. Ive never heard of a basketball player not playing a exhibition basketball game because he or she is out of shape. I thought these games help you get in some form of basketball shape.
Mon Gi
Mon Gi Month ago
Zion is T H I C C and he is injury prone with all that weight and that landing habit when he jumps screams busted knee in 3 seasons. He land all his 300 pounds after jumping 50 inches on the heel. He should land like Bron or Russ. They land and run on their tippytoes so its not straining their knee too much when they run or land. I dont want him to be a bust but shit thats a timebomb. See Derrick Rose for example. He run with his backfoot stomping the ground and landing on his heel as well
Masked Masters
Masked Masters Month ago
I do not believe everything that is given on T.V. For what I have seen so far Zion is a fail #1 pick. Pelicans are probably regretting the pick.
Black Santa
Black Santa Month ago
He needs to lose weight. Don’t care how athletic you are and neither do your knees. 285 and explosiveness do not go well together.
Jeremy Aber
Jeremy Aber Month ago
This Zion kid needs to slim down his fat ass
Agree2Disagree Month ago
*He is in shape for an Eating Contest..*
Glen Ragland
Glen Ragland Month ago
He not in shape but still dunking beasting and playing d like that ??? Did u see when he caught his second wind ..and starting doing his infamous shuffle bounce hop that just exuberates energy and passion for the game never seen before... Zion is clearly head and above shoulders better then the rest u just wait
believe it
believe it Month ago
Zion still got his abilities thoe
next up
next up Month ago
You wanna know how to get in shape to play basketball? You play basketball...
Rey Martinez
Rey Martinez Month ago
Dude is just getting out his first year in college and is already out of shape, what a joke, stop making excuses for this kid already
iRodela Month ago
Already a bust 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Ronald Johnson
Ronald Johnson Month ago
You gotta give this kid the benefit of the doubt, he hasn't played in three months, so he probably did eat things he shouldn't have ate., but I thing New Orleans is smart enough to get this kid a nutritionist, that makes sure he eats properly, the knicks got Dennis Smith jr. a Nutritionist last year that had to take him food shopping to show him what to eat ,and he was in shape if he wasn't playing basketball, but he wasn't in basketball shape, with Zion his already a big kid, so any thing that's not nutritious is gonna show up,but remember this is a 19yr old kid, not a 29 yr old veteran, he'll be fine, if Charles fat man Barkley had a hall of fame career, this kid should have a shot at doing it, relax its summer
Andy Batko
Andy Batko Month ago
Zion can't shoot and is overrated. What an embarrassment. Biggest bust ever.
king_has_no_cloths kul
they are trying to find the next superstar similar to lebron. lebron had the pomp( that whole class) and they were also very talkative. after that nobody really came as good as that class. last great was KYRIE to an extent but he also can get WEIRD. ANTETO is not that kind of guy as he hates media. DAVIS is a shy type too. COUSIN was IMPERTINENT and did not scale. KAWHI is the quietest. STEPH is the closest but he is FRAGILE and not a physically imposing as LBJ is. GREEN Is a SYSTEM SUPERSTAR AND LOUD ONLY IN HIS ENVIRONMENT. KLAY ANOTHER VERY QUITE DUDE. WB had all that but he did not measure up. HARDIN QUIET TOO AND SO IS KD. BEN SIMMONS CANT SHOOT, EMBID IS INJURY PRONE( LATEST GUY WITH CHARISMA) SO THERE ARE NO SUPERSTAR WHO COULD LIKE THE 90'S. these folks are always on social media, so they have no idea about public speaking( back in the days they got plenty of training in it). SO THE MEDIA has to keep looking for the next big guy: WHO LOOKS GOOD, WHO IS A BEAST, WHO IS A LADIES MAN, MEDIA DARLING,DIVA BUT NICE, TALK RIGHT POLITICS, ALSO DROP 50! BASICALLY THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A PERFECT NBA SUPERSTAR STRAIGHT OFF THE BAT. SO THEY HAVE TO KEEP LOOKING. THEY HAVE TO FIND NEXT FACE OFF THE FRANCHISE AKA LIKE JOHN CENA OF NBA! NOT EASY.
king_has_no_cloths kul
was he ever? the kid is as CHUBBY as they come. griffin has a heck of a job to do. he has to get him on a proper diet regime. and also teach him how to shoot. otherwise he is a bubble that is gonna be burst. they hype bestowed is unreal. stop the hoopla and let these kids prove themselves. they also hyped lonzo ball and he did not prove even 25% of the hype. there is a reason why it is at least 19. you have access to money,woman, drugs all combined when you are barely a teenager. MIT grads do not see that kind of money even in their entire life. now last time I checked, we all know the caliber of an MIT to a NBA basketball player( who is mostly a college drop out--which is not bad but bad when you have all this and dont know what to do with it) if you have access to all that is deemed as bad by society at 19! think about it. aka you are thanos, with snap of fingers you can have it all. so they are gonna weane towards DEBAUCHERY!
SteakCity 300
SteakCity 300 Month ago
Being in shape is hardly and issue of having visible muscles or being aesthetically pleasing. His cardio seems good and he’s moving athletically, let’s stop talking about Zions looks and watch how he performs and moves
kelly Oubre the third
He had 5 dunks in 9 minutes a goaltend with his head above the rim and a crazy 360 windmill in warmups but yeah he is for sure fat and out of shape he rlly sucks😂 clowns🤡
bad uy
bad uy Month ago
Anthony bennet
bad uy
bad uy Month ago
He is fat. He will be prone to injury now that hes in nba playing 82 games jumping up and down. His knees will not be able to take it. He better develop his jump shot.
David Kincade
David Kincade Month ago
Who cares....bring on football season
Rebelheir Month ago
Out of the league in 6 years
bEASToUTtHEbOX Month ago
The NBA soft as hell. Sitting players during summer league?? This is setting bad precedents for young players.
TBG 21
TBG 21 Month ago
It’s funny how they think Zion will be a star just because he dunked on a bunch of white kids 😂 it’s gonna be fun to see how he does it in the real league with real mean tryna block his shit but fr fr he’s like 90% hype 🤷🏻‍♂️
Wild kid13
Wild kid13 Month ago
What if Zion is being protected because the pelicans have noticed he's not as good as everyone thinks and have decided to protect him. If you watched his summer league game he played just like he did in duke , but he couldn't be as effective. Zion could be the biggest bust of all time
krist fallon
krist fallon Month ago
Zion so FAT he can fill every NBA roster & NEVER leave NOLA!
Audrius Simonis
Audrius Simonis Month ago
Jalen is real deal l just live when he talks always smart stay humble we love u
Sean Dolan
Sean Dolan Month ago
Zion is chubby, lose 5 kgs and he will be amazing
Krishna Ramani
Krishna Ramani Month ago
3:15 "how thick" 😂😂😂
The Joker
The Joker Month ago
He’s a bust. NBA version of Jamarcus Russell. Fat boi gonna rob the Pelicans outta money lol.
Gil Eagan
Gil Eagan Month ago
At that age u shouldn't be out of shape u should be hooping regardless a Hooper is a Hooper no days off when u have all the opportunity like he have
Al AutomaticVEVO
This is what happens when you join the New Orleans Pelicans.
Prodigious Liquidator
This nigga is way overhyped
MrBoJangles Month ago
All these comments basically saying we are fat shamming Zion is a JOKE. he's a professional now that went #1 get your fat ass in shape bro wtf is wrong with these sensitive ass culture damn
Brooks Fleming
Brooks Fleming Month ago
Bro how wasn't he in shape? Y'all act like he been out forever. Please don't start with the bias excuses.
MrBoJangles Month ago
Wait wait... How is this bias his fat ass is out of shape. Act like a professional Zion not a outa lesson teenager
CremeDeLaCreme Month ago
He needs work out the whole summer with Kobe lol he gone have Zion right
CremeDeLaCreme Month ago
If anyone knows what they're talking about is coach K
Terry O
Terry O Month ago
If The Saints need A Extra DE or LB😂😂
TheRaisinHead Month ago
And he still had 11 points in 9 minutes
Machete Clapper
Machete Clapper Month ago
“Zion Williamson couldn’t start on (Jalen’s team) Michigan basketball team in 1992” “Kawai is 99% not going to the Clippers” Never forget how stupid Jalen Rose is!
Shawn Barlow
Shawn Barlow Month ago
Seriously wtf is wrong with y’all? we get it the kid was a little out of shape for summer league. We don’t need a topic about it every day till the season starts.
emeldez16 Month ago
He's going to look like eddie curry in a few years
Dee Jay
Dee Jay Month ago
Lmao people acting like losing weight is hard to do 😂 When he does lose the weight y'all hating faggets down in the comments will talk about how he can't shot...aye guess what he rich and y'all live with your parents 🤦🏿‍♂️
Dee Jay
Dee Jay Month ago
So if you're in shape you can't accidentally have knee to knee contact...MFS are stupid AF ...had he not hit his knee and played the 30 mins or whatever MFS would not be saying shit other then he was a beast because he would have delivered
DuhBeers Z
DuhBeers Z Month ago
11 points. 9 minutes
john Blow
john Blow Month ago
Dang leave the guy alone
HighGuyIsSoFly Month ago
I think zion is a monster, but my god his face looks so weird to me
Travis Month ago
If it was a woman.. THE EMASCULATED EUNUCHS at ESPN wouldnt say a MOTHERFUCKING thing.. she would be strong.. bold.. powerful.. and redefining athleticism
LAMORENA5500 Month ago
Zion scored 11 point in 9 minutes!! WTH are you all talking about. The Coach pulled Zion out bc he knows the revenue Zion is going to bring in. No reason to get injured in the Summer League...Ppl keep saying Zion is to big. They been saying that since the 1st time he stepped on the court. And what do he do? Show up and show out! Just like he did at the Summer League! Ppl like Zion, which is only a few MAKE IT! Just bc ppl expects him not too! And I hope it make it BIG!!
Jonathan Constantine
Acting like he didn’t fucking have 11 points in 9 min, WITHOUT A JUMPSHOT, he gonna be a superstar
eastern2western Month ago
Judging from his walking motion during the draft, he looked fat and injured
Peter Casual
Peter Casual Month ago
He was never in shape. At 6'5" 285 thats too overweight to be an effective NBA player.
Jason Au
Jason Au Month ago
Zion was overhyped from the beginning. Let’s just be honest. His basketball skill is not on the level. Just being freakishly athletic ain’t enough when you’re short, heavy, and playing in a finesse league.
Imad Khan
Imad Khan Month ago
Zion on that Andy Ruiz JR diet 😂😂😂
S M Month ago
If football players can stay in shape...so can zion....if he commits to it...he can stay at whatever range they want him at. (Within reason)
Ter’vonna McDaniel
This the same guy who was defending this man🤦🏽‍♂️
Pretty Ahki
Pretty Ahki Month ago
And still got a 81 overall rating in 2k over a player who set records in summer league and another that was more efficient in college. I understand they were going to boast his rating because he was the top pick but come on. I would’ve supported the 81 if Ja and RJ both came in at 80 at least
Ry Bread
Ry Bread Month ago
Zion wasn't in shape period! Lol
Lmao overrated jus a big Charles bakley who luv to dunk get cheers😂😂😂smoothie arena suck ask Ad
LIL NAWeed Month ago
$tayfreshMEL313🚬 emoji in name headass
Vishaal Venugopal
respect to rj for coming through the fire tho.....i mean im still not sold cuz he was bully balling as i call it but his vision and tenacity on the boards is a good sign...definitely don't see the james harden comparison that some idiotic analysts threw around b4 the draft
ShokusApolloTV Month ago
I'm sorry I just never bought the "league changing" hype that media put on this kid. Yes he is electric and im sure hell be good but they saying he shorter than what people thought pre draft. When you factor in weight issues I hope it doesn't become a detriment to this kid
Brian Turner
Brian Turner Month ago
He got out shape fast That's not a good sign
Viral504 News
Viral504 News Month ago
Man STFU 😂😂😂..ESPN always programing y'all stupid mf's he was the same weight at Duke, did it stop him from doing Windmills etc..No No & fuck No😠 gimme a break
Alright we need to chill on this Zion is out of shape propaganda. This is all speculation. Dude hit his knee and New Orleans said "hold up" *natedoggvoice* lmao and took mans out. They know he is the primary means to fill seats, precious cargo if you will. He scored 11 points IN ONE HALF. He did not look winded at all! He could high key shit on everyone, but he CAN lose some weight. It wouldn't hurt, but if he doesn't want to and can still ball who gives a shit lol
The Anoying Troll
My source is telling me Zion will go to the Raptors 95% - Jalen Rose
MrBoJangles Month ago
It's Jalen Roasted now
ClashwithGyuki Month ago
Jalen was not in shape for Kobe
Jay Vez
Jay Vez Month ago
I honestly don’t see him being a star in this league.
Eazyboy W
Eazyboy W Month ago
So someone who's been grinding all his life takes a break while he's supposed to take a break and its a problem
MrBoJangles Month ago
Huh first off God gave him all that natrual talent. Zion probably eats whatever he wants wakes up and balls out. It's time for him to act like a pro you millinenal retard and your dog is ugly af
AlexGonz Month ago
The only things that can hold Zion back are his weight, his bad jump shot, and his defense
Destiny 100
Destiny 100 Month ago
Poor kid hopefully. He doesn't let get to him. But wasn't he big always. Most videos he was big and still good.
sh09un1 Month ago
lol it's only summer league and the Pels already ruining Zions career...
Next videos
UFC 241: Training for war
ZION [Official Lyric Video]