NBA news: Zion Williamson says Anthony Davis, John Wall turning him down for autograph shaped his approach

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NBA news: Zion Williamson says Anthony Davis, John Wall turning him down for autograph shaped his approach
NBA news: Zion Williamson says Anthony Davis, John Wall turning him down for autograph shaped his approach

Zion Williamson is hoping to shape his NBA career much differently than what he's experienced with professional players from a young age. The Duke forward, now the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft detailed how getting an autograph request turned down by former Kentucky stars Anthony Davis and John Wall changed how he views signing for every kid he can. “When I was little, I looked up to high school players and wanted their autographs and sometimes I couldn't get it, I'd be hurt,” a 16-year-old Williamson said in a documentary produced by Home Team Hoops three years ago, one that recently resurfaced. It's tough to imagine if Williamson thought his name would blow up to become the obsession of 30 front offices throughout the past year and become the potential savior of an NBA team once his name is called by commissioner Adam Silver.

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