De'Aaron Fox is not here for Fran Fraschilla's college basketball takes.
After Duke phenom Zion Williamson thanked the program in a video announcing his intention to declare for the NBA draft, Fraschilla sent out a tweet noting how much he believed playing for Duke helped Zion build his brand and NBA draft profile.
.@NBA Rookie Contract, 100 million dollar @nikebasketball deal, millions more from Madison Avenue so 200 million before he plays in a NBA game? Not bad for a guy who might have been 6th or 7th pick last year out of high school. "Thank you, Duke." https://t.co/Ys6I1BFc0n
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) April 15, 2019
Well, Fox didn't agree with the notion that Duke had a lot to do with boosting Zion's worth, and he threw some shade at Fraschilla in a NSFW tweet.
Imagine thinking like this dumbass 😂🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/z10vKxyDId
— De'Aaron Fox (@swipathefox) April 19, 2019
In fairness, both sides have a point to make.
A year ago, Williamson was a YouTube dunking sensation, but questions about his overall skill level remained. But during his lone season in the spotlight at Duke, Williamson showed he was more than just a highlight-reel dunker and has all the skills necessary to be the No. 1 overall pick.
However, Williamson should have had the ability to go straight to the NBA out of high school if he wanted. He still would have been a top-10 pick and the shoe contract would have followed shortly after his name was called by Adam Silver.
We'll give the win to Swipa.