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'Holy Zion': Newspapers React To Pelicans Securing No. 1 Pick in NBA Draft

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New York Knicks fans were certainly disappointed when they lost out on the draft to draft college player of the year Zion Williamson, when the ping pong balls didn't go their way.

Instead, the New Orleans Pelicans landed the No. 1 pick in June's NBA draft, and a few newspapers had a field day coming up with headlines to show either the excitement of Williamson potentially coming to town or waiting until free agency to see if their fortunes will change.

The Knicks, of course, ended up with the No. 3 pick, right behind the Memphis Grizzlies.

Here are a few examples of newspaper headlines from New Orleans and New York newspapers.


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