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RJ Barrett jokes with Zion Williamson, calls him ‘most hyped’ since LeBron James

06/20/2019
Ryan Honey

During a media frenzy, RJ Barrett asked Zion Williamson a question about LeBron James, but the likely No. 1 pick flipped it back on Barrett.

A light-hearted, funny moment happened at the NBA draft media day on Wednesday in New York.

NBA draft prospect RJ Barrett made his way through the crowd of media personnel in front of Zion Williamson‘s table. Barrett, who was teammates with Williamson at Duke, then asked Zion an interesting, but hilarious question. Zion responded with a laugh, giving a clever answer in the process.

Barrett managed to sneak his way through the media scrum to ask his former teammate what it’s like to be compared to LeBron James. Williamson, with his signature charm, disarmed Barrett with his response.

“It feel’s like being RJ Barrett,” Williamson quickly responded with a smile.

Although it’s highly unlikely that they end up on the same team, Barrett and Williamson clearly have a strong connection from their time together in Durham, North Carolina.

Zion is projected to go No. 1 overall to the New Orleans Pelicans. Actually, there’s basically no chance he won’t go No. 1. After all, people are comparing the hype of him coming into the NBA to the hype that LeBron James produced when he entered the draft.

Barrett, on the other hand, is projected to be selected not far behind. Many have Barrett going No. 3 to the New York Knicks, right after they have Murray St. standout Ja Morant going No. 2 to the Memphis Grizzlies.

The NBA draft is set to start Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. ET at the Barclays Center in New York.

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