No, not the Hobbs and Shaw commercial: RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson will face off for the first time on a (kind of) NBA court tonight at 9:30 ET in the Las Vegas Summer League. The league is the final and largest of the NBA offseason, usually showcasing the draft crop plus some of the previous year.
While Cam Reddish, now the Hawks’ newest young star, will sit rehabbing an injury, both Zion Williamson of the Pelicans and RJ Barrett of the Knicks will play. Not only will they play, they face off against each other tonight for the first time.
Bleed blue. It’ll be fun to watch their relationship turn just a little bit competitive.