LeBron James Calls Zion Williamson ‘Special’ After Lakers Beat Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) looks on from under the basket during free throws next to Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Zion Williamson has approval from the King.

LeBron James complimented the rookie top overall pick after his Los Angeles Lakers defeated Williamson’s New Orleans Pelicans 118-109 Tuesday night at the Staples Center:

James led the Lakers with a season-high 40 points, while Williamson bucketed 29 points.

This was the first time James and Williamson have taken the court against each other. L.A. had played New Orleans twice already this season, winnin