Media Mob Surrounding Zion Williamson Ahead of All-Star Press Conference is Absurd

The media surrounded New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson at All-Star Weekend.
The media surrounded New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson at All-Star Weekend.

New Orleans Pelicans superstar rookie Zion Williamson has played just a handful of games, but the mouth-watering glimpses he's given us of what is to come has the NBA media fawning over him once again.

Williamson, who will play in the 2020 Rising Stars Game for the U.S. team, touched down in Chicago for the team's first practice, and he was mobbed by a media scrum that rivals anything we've ever seen for a rookie in the NBA.

This is simply unreal. We've never seen a rookie command this much attention.

After torching the San Antonio Spurs in his NBA debut, Williamson has gone on a tear through 10 games, averaging 22.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per night in just 27.4 minutes per game.

The only two No. 1 picks to score more points within their first 10 games are Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson.

The Zion hype train cooled down after he went so long without playing, but it is back in full swing now that he has not only seen the floor, but has often been the best player on it.

Things can only go up from here on out for Williamson and New Orleans.