As far ashead coach Steve Kerr is concerned, the next LeBron James will likely be entering the NBA next season in the form of standout .
Kerr was impressed by Williamson’s performance in Tuesday’s 118-84 Blue Devils victory over Kentucky, with the 18-year-old freshman contributing 28 points and seven rebounds.
“LeBron, I thought that was a one-shot deal,” Kerr said Wednesday, according to the. “But apparently the next guy’s coming.”
Kerr quickly caught himself, however, understanding that comments about any collegiate player could lead to repercussions, even though he never actually referenced Williamson by name.
“Before I get fined, I’m going to change the subject,” Kerr said, jokingly. “Adam (Silver), please don’t fine me, wherever you are.”
The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson made several highlight-reel plays against the Wildcats on Tuesday, including a number of power dunks and a gorgeous bounce pass in transition to teammate R.J. Barrett.
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