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At All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, everyone from rookie of the year favorite Luka Doncic, to Slam Dunk Contest champion Hamidou Diallo, to the superstars who headlined the Sunday showcase, to TNTs Hall of Fame commentators, couldnt stop talking about Williamson. Former President Barack Obama and filmmaker Spike Lee made the trip to Durham to catch the Zion show, as did Chicago Bulls GM Gar Forman and numerous NBA front-office personnel. In Charlotte, he was likened by talking heads and talent evaluators to LeBron James, Antetokounmpo, Charles Barkley, Blake Griffin and Larry Johnson an impressive collection of imposing forwards that underscores how many different directions his game could evolve. Other NBA figures, such as Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas, have argued that Williamson should sit out the rest of the season to avoid an injury that could harm his earning potential.