Here at Soft 7, we stick to facts. And the fact of this article lies in Duke’s official listings for their players. Duke has Zion listed at 6 feet, 7 inches, weighing a whopping 285 pounds. Absolutely unreal. Coach K calls him a graceful giant, but that can’t be true, right? Lucky for you all, I investigated.
Zion would be the NBA’s 2nd heaviest player behind Boban Marjanović, who is 7 feet, 3 inches and also 291 pounds. So, Zion is 6 pounds less and 8 inches shorter than him. I will not sit here and call Boban fat, because he is not. The average BMI 18.5-24.9 for everyone, but Boban fits in at 27, so he is a little overweight according to numbers. But Zion, damn he’s fat. His BMI is 32.1, which is higher than his points per game. His BMI is higher than Nathan Peterman’s completion percentage, and higher than Jameis Winston’s Uber rating. If I were Coach K, I would be calling him an obese fuck and he is not the person I recruited. Zion is obviously in game shape, he has to be, but when you’re challenged by PJ Washington and Reid Travis all night, you’re going to get tired quickly. Coach K is going to be out of timeouts before halftime hits because Zion had too many Big Macs.