For one Duke game in November 2018, wind power lit up the building thanks to Zion Williamson.
Zion was only three games into his collegiate experience but it was evident that any errant pass will be snatched away. San Diego State was already down big in the 2nd half when one pass sailed in the vicinity of the hyped Blue Devil Forward. Zion tipped the ball and completely outran his man, who gave up at half-court. The Lahaina Civic Center crowd in Hawaii collectively rose up for the highlight to come as Williamson jumped from the middle of the key. Zion windmilled with his left hand and packed the dunk, to the elation of the fans. On replays, you can see Zion’s eyes level with the rim, showcasing his insane hops.
The footwear Zion rocked for this moment was the Nike Kyrie 5. This style featured a unique Flytrap upper, a design that correlated Kyrie’s Irving to his birthplace of Australia. The shoe was designed for speed and court-feel, with a curved Air Zoom Turbo unit providing bounce in the forefoot in multiple directions.
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