Zion asks coach not to take him out amid his 4th quarter blaze vs Spurs
The most anticipated debut in NBA history since LeBron James was ruined due to New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry removing Zion Williamson in the middle of his insane 4th quarter blaze against the San Antonio Spurs.
The Pelicans could have taken down the Spurs if Gentry hadn’t taken Williamson out after one of the most unreal runs in any NBA debut, built by 17 straight points in the fourth quarter, 22 overall, 4 threes, 7 rebounds, all in just 18 minutes.
Williamson was finally living up to the hype until Gentry called for a timeout with 5:23 left to play in regulation and the future NBA star exited the game after unleashing an outburst of points in just 3 minutes and 8 seconds of game time.
Gentry’s name trended still on Twitter with so many angry fans wondering why he took Williamson out.
And apparently, it was tough for Williamson, too.
“Coach, I can win the game for this team. Leave me in.”
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 23, 2020
“Coach, I can win the game for this team. Leave me in,” Williamson told Gentry as reported by Sport Center’s Marc Spears.