Honorable Mention: Zion Williamson (Duke)
In all honesty, how in the hell are we supposed to describe Zion Williamson? Is he the result of Blake Griffin’s DNA surgically placed into the body of an All-Pro NFL defensive end? Or the basketball gods being bored and concocting random basketball evolution experiments like “what if we made a hybrid of Larry Johnson and Dominique Wilkins?”
Or how about the reincarnation of Charles Barkley, except put into a top-secret military chamber and enhanced with super soldier serum? Regardless of how you see him, in an NBA era dominated by guys so unique that we’ve dubbed them as “unicorns,” it’s fair to say we’ve never seen an overall package of physical abilities, talent, and skills like the one demonstrated by Williamson.