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The Story Behind The Jordan Zion 1

Zion Williamson is one of the most electrifying players in the NBA. The young star has made an impact in his short NBA career with the New Orleans Pelicans. Learn about the Jordan Zion 1 below.


Zion is a Jordan Brand athlete. His Zion line of sneakers debuted in 2021. The Zion 1 was crafted to suit Zion’s unique body type and game. Zion’s physicality is dominating and powerful. That strength is mixed with explosiveness and speed. The mid-top silhouette has a full length Air Strobel unit and a Zoom Air cushioning unit. The look of the shoe was inspired by superhero armor.

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Zion Lateef Williamson was born on July 6, 2000. He is from Salisbury, S.C. His parents were both athletes. He was a tremendous basketball player growing up. Physically gifted. Zion had a level of athleticism few have ever possessed.

Blue Devil

The Duke Blue Devils are one of the most celebrated schools in all of college basketball. Williamson would play one season for the school, and his impact was felt. He would be named the National Player of the Year. Zion was one of the greatest prospects to suit up for the Blue Devils. He is an all-time great, in just a single season for the historic squad.


Despite only attending Duke for a season, his professional stock, after only one year, was through the roof. He declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft in April 2019. Zion would be taken with the first pick by the New Orleans Pelicans. The hype around him entering the league was huge. He has been able to show off his power and athleticism in the NBA. The biggest issue that faced Zion in the pros has been health. He has missed a lot of time, due to a variety of injuries. The Pelicans have struggled in his absence.


- Adam C. Better