CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Just about everything at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Thursday night was about Zion Williamson.
The Duke freshman’s nearly flawless performance returning from injury had the college basketball world buzzing.
His athleticism, energy, engaging smile and thunderous dunks were all on full display.
And oh yes, so were his modified size-15 Nikes from Boston Celtics All-Star Kyrie Irving’s signature line.
“I couldn’t really tell you specifically if I wanted to,” Williamson said of the shoe modifications. “I just know they’re a little stronger than the regular Kyrie 4s, so I’d like to thank Nike for making these. But yeah, they felt very comfortable.”
And Williamson looked comfortable in them on Thursday night, repeatedly making highlight-reel plays in an 84-72 win