Zion Shines: The most anticipated debuts in NBA history and how each player fared

Zion Shines: The most anticipated debuts in NBA history and how each player fared

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Zion Shines: The most anticipated debuts in NBA history and how each player fared

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The NBA debut of Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson was so anticipated that ESPN bumped its marquee game of Nuggets-Rockets to showcase the 19-year-old phenom play his first game against the Spurs in New Orleans on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

With that in mind, let’s take a look back at how NBA legends did in their regular-season debuts.

Zion Williamson (2020)

Stats from first game: 22 points (8-11 FGs), 7 rebounds and 3 assists in the New Orleans Pelicans’ 121-117 loss to the San Antonio Spurs

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