Written by Jackson Leija (Sports Writer)
This year in the 2021 NBA season zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans power forward, played in the all-star game at just twenty years old. The youngest player to play in the all-star game is still Kobe Bryant at nineteen years old. Zion Lateef Williamson was born July 6, 2000, in Salisbury, North Carolina. While he attended Spartanburg Day School he was ranked top five in the US 2018 class. He quickly made a name for him in the US by dunking, the first time he dunked he was just 14 years old. In 2019 he attended Duke University where he was named ACC Player of the Year, ACC Athlete of the Year, and ACC Rookie of the Year. he was later drafted no. 1 by the New Orleans Pelicans in 2019.
Only a few games remain in the NBA regular season. Currently, the team with the best record in the entire league is the Utah Jazz from the western conference with a record of 50 wins and 20 losses. The second team in the west is the Phoenix Suns with a record of 48 wins and 21 losses. The third is the Los Angeles Clippers with a record of 46 wins and 23 losses. Fourth is the Denver Nuggets with a record of 45 wins and 24 losses. Fith is the Portland Trail Blazers with a record of 41 wins and 29 losses. Sixth place is the Dallas Mavericks with a record of 41 wins and 29 losses. The final four teams are currently in the wild card. In seventh is the Los Angeles Lakers with a record of 40 wins and 30 losses. In eighth place is the Golden State Warriors with a record of 37 wins and 33 losses. Ninth is the Memphis Grizzlies with a record of 36 wins and 34 losses. In the tenth and the final team in the wild card is the San Antonio Spurs with a record of 33 wins and 36 losses.
In the Eastern conference, the number one team is the Philadelphia 76ers with a record of 47 wins and 22 losses. In second place is the Brooklyn Nets with a record of 46 wins and 24 losses. In third place is the Milwaukee Bucks with a record of 44 wins and 25 losses. In fourth place is the Atlanta Hawks with a record of 39 wins and 31 losses. In fifth place is the Miami Heat with a record of 38 wins and 31 losses. in sixth place is the New York Knicks with a record of 38 wins and 31 losses. The last four teams are in the wild card. In seventh place is the Boston Celtics with a record of 35 wins and 35 losses. In eighth place is the Charlotte Hornets with a record of 33 wins and 36 losses. In ninth place is the Indiana Pacers with a record of 33 wins and 36 losses. The last team in the wild card is the Washington Wizards with a record of 32 wins and 38 losses. The playoffs are going to start on May 22 in the 2021 NBA season.