New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is especially strong; it’s one of the traits that makes him such a promising prospect and led to him being selected first overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. Well, as it turns out, his strength isn’t just limited to a basketball court or a weight room.
On Friday, Williamson hit the links with some of his Pelicans teammates and coaches, and he demonstrated his impressive physical strength in a different way: by actually breaking the club with his swing.
You can see Williamson’s swing below, via the Pelicans:
As you can see, Williamson literally snapped the head off of his club; something that you don’t see very often on a golf course. The fact that it doesn’t look like Williamson followed all the way through on his swing makes the feat even more remarkable. Williamson’s teammates were certainly impressed, as was his new head coach, Alvin Gentry.
“Good God look at that; he literally broke the club,” Gentry said.
The hype surrounding Williamson entering his rookie season is extremely high, but when you see him doing things like snapping a golf club on a casual swing, and then remember that he’s only 19 years old, it’s easy to understand why.