Charles Barkley demonstrates hilarious fall anatomy on how Zion Williamson should avoid injuries

Charles Barkley hilariously showed how Zion Williamson could have landed better after the forward left the New Orleans Pelicans-Sacramento Kings game in the first half due to a wrist injury. During the game, Williamson fell awkwardly in the second quarter when Trey Lyles blocked his shot after a spin move.

This caused Williamson to hit the floor, and it seemed like he landed on his left wrist. Barkley’s demonstration added a touch of humour to the situation, highlighting the importance of players landing safely to avoid injuries.

Charles Barkley shows how Zion Williamson should fall to avoid injury

During Thursday night’s game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Sacramento Kings, Zion Williamson had a minor injury scare that caught the attention of Charles Barkley. At halftime, Barkley showed the proper way for big men like Williamson to fall without risking hand or wrist injuries.

In a humorous yet instructive moment, Barkley stood up and demonstrated a backward fall, ensuring he didn’t use his hands to break the fall. Although amusing and causing laughter from his prank partner, Shaquille O’Neal, this demonstration had a valuable lesson behind it.

“Don’t catch yourself, man. I hate it when players do that. “Fall on your ass or something,” Barkley said before launching into his demonstration.

“Your body exerts too much force. You are going to break your finger or wrist. Fall onto your ass… “Do not try to catch yourself,” he said.

Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith applauded Barkley’s demonstration, with Shaq even suggesting another round of it, impressed by Barkley’s technique at 60. Barkley, who has been critical of Zion’s fitness, with his demonstration highlighted the importance of knowing how to fall safely, especially for players like Williamson, who are prone to injuries.

Zion Williamson, CJ McCollum lead Pelicans to victory over Kings

In the match against the Sacramento Kings, CJ McCollum and Zion Williamson showcased their skills with impressive performances. Both players contributed 31 points each, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a decisive 135-123 victory on Thursday night. This win marked the Pelicans’ fifth consecutive victory over the Kings this season.

Despite facing an apparent left wrist injury that briefly sent him to the locker room in the second quarter, Williamson displayed strength by returning to the court and delivering a stellar 23-point performance in the second half. His determination and impact were evident as he expressed satisfaction in proving himself right with his performance. Williamson also credited his teammates and coaches for their trust and support, highlighting the importance of teamwork and company.

Zion Williamson, CJ McCollum lead Pelicans to victory over Kings
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McCollum played a crucial role in the Pelicans’ victory, tying his season-high with nine successful 3-pointers out of 12 attempts. Additionally, he contributed seven assists, showcasing his playmaking abilities and versatility on the court. It boosted the Pelicans’ chances of avoiding the play-in tournament, as they currently hold the sixth spot in the competitive Western Conference standings.

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