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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