Zion Williamson Gets Coolest Welcome To New Orleans From Drew Brees

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Williamson, fresh off being chosen first in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans, arrived at his Crescent City hotel room to find a gift from Saints quarterback Drew Brees: a signed football jersey with a note. (See the video below.)

Brees also wrote on the jersey: “Passing the torch to you!”

In a clip posted by the Pelicans on Tuesday, Williamson appeared genuinely humbled by the gesture. The former Duke star pulled out his cellphone and took a picture of the present. He remarked that it was “my first jersey from a professional athlete.”

It sure beats a basket of muffins from a new neighbor.

“Geez, thank you, Drew Brees,” Williamson said.



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