Zion Williamson body-shamed for playing 14 minutes against Clippers in NBA match: 'This fat chump the future?'

Williamson got his team a total of seven points, five rebounds and three turnovers in the 14 minutes he played in the game


                            Zion Williamson body-shamed for playing 14 minutes against Clippers in NBA match: 'This fat chump the future?'
Zion Williamson (Getty Images)

When the quarantine hit early this year, it was known that the National Basketball Association (NBA) games would be different and so would the players who were forced to ensure social distancing themselves. While the games have now started without a live audience, it seems that the fans of the game are still as hardcore and harsh when it comes to their favorite players. In fact, probably a bit more than before. On August 1, 2020, at 8.30 pm ET, the New Orleans Pelicans played against the Los Angeles Clippers, and while the Clippers took the win, fans couldn't help but get frustrated about the fact that Pelicans player Zion Williamson only played for 14 minutes. While that frustration built up, many fans of the NBA took to Twitter to body shame the 20-year-old player, claiming that he gained weight and that had affected his ability to play in the game and win against the Clippers. 
 
"Time for some tough love. Zion boo-boo. You had 4 months to get in shape. What’s going on??! And it’s time to move on from Gentry. It’s clear he’s oblivious how to handle the talent he has. #justsaying #NBA #pelicans #ZION," wrote one user.



 

Another added, "Zion looking extra fat dude easily at 300."



 

Williamson got his team a total of seven points, five rebounds and three turnovers in the 14 minutes he played in the game. According to reports, the Pelicans had used the technique of using Williamson in "bursts" and while some pleaded with the NBA, tagging them on Twitter asking for more time for Williamson, most decided to fat-shame him on the social media platform. Williamson only got to play between four to five minutes in the first three quarters. By the fourth quarter, it was evident that the Clippers were taking the win. With the score being 103 - 126 siding the Clippers, fans were concerned as this would affect the Pelicans' ability to score a spot in the playoffs.
 
"Bruh, how I feel right now, the mfers got me sour AF with that p**s poor effort. Zion shouldn't even get salad. Give that mfers juices the entire time. Carrot Juice or some s**t. N**** you fat f**k that," wrote another user. 



 

Another frustrated fan wrote, "I told yall the guy zion is a bust. Every game hes out of shape. He's been out of shape since he left duke. You call this fat chump the future? No. luka, giannis and ja is the future. Zion will be out of the league in 5 years."



 

"Zion played 14 minutes bro. I boil eggs longer than that," said one user, with another adding, "What happened to Zion losing weight & picking up muscle? Boi looking fat as hell." 



 

 



 

With some reports calling this a "blowout loss", it seemed as though fans focused on Williamson's weight a lot more than they did on the player's potential. Of course, there were supporters, but many took to sarcastic and insensitive comments as they taunted the player. Another juvenile comment included, "bro zion looks like the fat kid from high school trying to play basketball with the cool kids, i know he ripped as hell but still lmaoo look at that a**."



 

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