All eyes were on Zion Williamson when the NBA officially restarted its season on Thursday, with the Pelicans and the Jazz going toe-to-toe in the inaugural Orlando bubble game, and he delivered in a big way on one highlight-reel play.
Williamson was clearly on a minutes reaction, logging less than 20 minutes in the game, including only three in the first quarter. He looked sluggish, and as if he was in desperate need of some game action.
Still, though, he did finish at the rim with authority on one particular play, and it was the most exciting one of the game.
It began with Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball calmly bringing the ball up the floor, and Williamson gaining separation with a spin move. Ball then lobbed the ball toward the basket, and Zion slammed it home for authority to complete the alley-oop.
The Lonzo-to-Zion connection figures to be one of the most entertaining to watch for years to come.