Video: Watch Stunned Zion Williamson React as Pelicans Win NBA Draft Lottery

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 15, 2019

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 14: NBA Draft Prospect, Zion Williamson poses for a portrait at the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery on May 14, 2019 at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The basketball world was stunned when the New Orleans Pelicans won the 2019 NBA draft lottery after entering with just a 6 percent chance to take home the No. 1 overall pick.

And when the lottery winner was revealed, all eyes were on presumptive top pick Zion Williamson.

Entering Tuesday night, the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, and Cleveland Cavaliers were tied for the best odds (14 percent) of winning the lottery. New Orleans was not on many people's radars as it held just the seventh-best odds.

However, barring any unforeseen developments, Williamson is likely headed to the Big Easy. With the 2019 NBA draft not being held until June 20, the former Duke star will now have some time to process Tuesday night's shocking result and prepare for life as a Pelican.

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