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Video: Watch Zion Williamson Arrive at 2019 NBA Draft Wearing White Suit

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 20, 2019

Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts after getting called for a foul against Central Florida during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. Duke defeated Central Florida 77-76. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
Sean Rayford/Associated Press

Widely expected to be the first player off the board in the 2019 NBA draft, former Duke star Zion Williamson took a page out of a former No. 1 pick's book when it came to his draft-day suit. 

The 6'7", 285-pound Williamson showed up to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday wearing an all-white suit:

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

The players have arrived 🔥 #PelicansDraft https://t.co/6dXn1N05i1

One couldn't help but notice the similarities between Williamson's suit and the one LeBron James wore to the 2003 NBA draft:

Dime @DimeUPROXX

Zion went white on white for draft night. Just like LeBron. https://t.co/hufQiecsoZ

Andrew Doak @AndrewDoak_WWL

Zion Williamson with his more modern off-white draft night suit, can only be compared to one man: LeBron James. 🤔🤔🤔 https://t.co/9fZNNAcnlo

Williamson did not mention James as an inspiration for the suit. Rather, the 18-year-old said he was told the suit would "pop" like his game:

NBA TV @NBATV

Zion (@Zionwilliamson) tells @RoParrish about his drip! 💧 #NBADraft https://t.co/TwKRULQjV1

It won't be long now before Williamson will get to "pop" as he walks across the Barclays Center stage.

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