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There’s a simple solution for Zion Williamson‘s reported weight issues … so says Kenny “The Jet” Smith, who tells TMZ Sports all the Pelicans star needs to do is focus and eat less.
Sounds easy enough, right??
There have been reports that the former #1 overall pick’s weight has inflated to north of 300 pounds during the offseason as he battled an injury … and even Kenny’s “Inside The NBA” co-hosts Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley have been joking about the situation.
But, when we spoke with Smith at LAX this week, we got real about Zion … asking how he can shed the extra pounds and get back to game shape by the time he’s back to 100%.
“Every player in their career… they’re going to get hurt at some point if you have a long career,” Kenny told us. “In that time, you gotta figure out how to stay in shape and stay into a basketball body.”
Kenny says he’s confident the 21-year-old will figure it out … and it won’t be as hard as people think.
Zion Williamson 2021 media day (top) and media day 2019 (bottom) pic.twitter.com/xrZ3GbxWjR
— ً (@LakerFern) October 14, 2021
“The easiest part is he’ll figure out how to eat less. It’s not hard when it’s your profession. He puts the hours in to become a great basketball player. He’ll figure out those hours he needs to keep his body right.”
“It’s not hard, just eat less.”
We also talked to The Jet about Scottie Pippen‘s recent comments about Michael Jordan only making “The Last Dance” doc to prove to the youngins that he’s still the G.O.A.T over LeBron James … and he sets Pip straight.
… and he even takes his shoe off to prove it!!