Opposing groups need to be extra wary each time Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans visit their arena. The Indiana Pacers staff learned that the hard way on Friday, as they had to stop play and fix the rim after the 20-year-old powerhouse nearly brought it down.

In the 2nd half of the Pelicans-Pacers game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Williamson carried out that familiar gather-step and tried to detonate for another rim-rocking slam. Thankfully for the Pacers, the 6-foot-7 supreme athlete missed out on the contested dunk. However, the large effect of the slam caused the whole backboard to shake.

The play stopped as in-game staff needed to highlight the ladder to re-align the poor rim.

Zion Williamson is among the most fearsome dunkers in the game today. It’s not the first time he has done a rim-destroying slam in the major leagues, as authorities also had to fix the rim after a series of ferocious dunks throughout the Team U.S.A. versus Group World exhibit match in 2015.

Aside from that play-stopping emphasize, the Pelicans star has actually likewise made history against the Pacers in the very first half, ending up being the second-fastest gamer in NBA history to reach 1,000 points.

For sure, teams will make certain they have additional backboards prepared whenever Zion remains in town.

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