Zion Williamson 360-dunk as exclamation point leads to post-game words from Suns

Phoenix Suns v New Orleans Pelicans
Phoenix Suns v New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson could have just dribbled it out. The Pelicans were up nine with :07 seconds left, the game was over. Instead, he took the pass from Larry Nance Jr. and decided to put on a show for the fans, throwing down a 360-windmill dunk to cap his 35-point night.

That didn’t sit well with the Suns, who felt it was salt in the wound and a violation of the NBA’s unwritten rules. They went and had some words and did a little posturing with Zion after the dunk.

The best part of that get-together? Piere the mascot holding back Jose Alvarado.

Suns, if you don’t want a guy to dunk at the end of the game, defend him. Otherwise, who cares?

Zion was asked about the dunk but reminded everyone it was the Suns who knocked the Pelicans out of the playoffs a year ago, so he was okay with it.

This was the kind of win for the Pelicans that has to have us asking, is their time now? Could they come out of the West this year?

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