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Great Clips of the Week: Zion Williamson's NBA debut too good, too short

By Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted - Jul 8th, 2019 @ 11:01am



LOOKING FOR HOOPS — Are you having some hoops withdrawls?

Pack up your car and head southbound on I-15 to Las Vegas, where the NBA Summer League is in session.

Or just check out a few of these highlights, courtesy of the nation's top draft pick, a former Utah Mr. Basketball ... and a UFC fight in Las Vegas that you have to see to believe. But don't blink!

As always, click the video above for all of our favorite Great Clips of the Week.

Zion's debut cut fantastically short

Zion Williamson is officially an NBA player.

The No. 1 overall draft pick of the New Orleans Pelicans (where he will join former Utah Jazzman Derrick Favors) made his NBA Summer League debut over the weekend in Las Vegas.

The 6-foot-7, 284-pound 19-year-old scored 11 points with three rebounds in the first half — well, really, one quarter of play against the New York Knicks. But he was forced to leave the game early with a knee injury.

That injury turned out to be a bruised knee, and the Pelicans shut him down for the rest of the summer.

So if you didn't get enough Zion, you'll have to wait until the fall.

Knight out in Vegas

Zion wasn’t the only one throwing down big plays in the Pelicans’ big opener.

Former Lone Peak High star Frank Jackson had a big game, as well — including a nasty throw-down through the lane that almost made you forget you were watching a Summer League game.

That game was briefly suspended by the Southern California earthquake that reached as far west as Las Vegas. But it's Summer League, so did anyone notice?

Shortest MMA fight ever

Ben Askren set an MMA record at UFC 239 in Las Vegas.

But he won’t be talking about the record on his own accord, either.

Askren fell to Jorge Masvidal in an undercard bout inside T-Mobile Arena — a fight that lasted just five seconds.

Hope no one left their seat to get popcorn during those few seconds.

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