- Zion Williamson was drafted No. 1 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2019 NBA Draft.
- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees surprised Williamson with an autographed jersey when he arrived in New Orleans.
- Brees wrote: “To Zion – Passing the torch to you! Who dat!”
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Zion Williamson got a nice surprise when he arrived at his hotel room in New Orleans to welcome him to his new home.
Williamson, who was drafted No. 1 by the New Orleans Pelicans at this year’s NBA Draft, received his first jersey from a professional athlete from none other than New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
“To Zion – Passing the torch to you! Who dat!” Brees wrote on the jersey with his signature.
Brees also sent the 19-year-old former Duke star a card that said, “Zion, welcome to the family. Let’s dance.”
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) June 25, 2019
Williamson first used the phrase “let’s dance” after being drafted by the Pelicans, but it’s quickly becoming a slogan for him as he begins his career in the Big Easy.
“I’m telling you, man. I’m gonna make that like, a logo,” Williamson said in the video.
Williamson’s career is only just beginning, while Brees’ is coming to a close in the near future, but it will take time for Williamson to build as storied a career as the beloved quarterback.
“Wow. Passing the torch. Am I ready to take that on? The city of New Orleans,” Williamson said.
“I’m ready. Let’s do it.”
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