Arguably the single biggest entity of the last decade (maybe longer) in college basketball, Zion Williamson is getting the superstar treatment. The freshman possesses an elite level of athleticism never before seen in someone his size and has captivated audiences nationwide with his nightly allotment of highlight-reel plays. As a result, CBS decided to dedicate an entire camera to tracking and recording every single one of Zion Williamson’s moves on the court during Duke’s NCAA Tournament run. The “Zion Cam” saw its first action of the tournament in the Duke NDSU first-round matchup.
Twitter Reactions to CBS ‘Zion Cam’ Debut
As expected, the internet roasted CBS’ Zion Cam and gave some brutally honest takes as far as how necessary dedicating an entire camera to following one player would be.
He brings up a good point and it would be an easy job as well considering Tacko doesn’t leave a three-foot radius in front of the basket!
It definitely didn’t happen, but that would have been hysterical.
Not incorrect. In defense of the sports media though, there really hasn’t ever been anything like Zion at the college level before.
I tried really hard to find something wrong with this list but honestly, it’s pretty solid. The only name I would add would be Len Bias.
After a big NDSU run to open the game up, some fans decided to make jokes about if the Zion Cam caught opposing players scoring on him.
This is the correct take on the ‘Zion’ Cam debacle.
Thankfully they didn’t but this really isn’t the worst idea to fall back on should Duke lose early…
Well, it looks like this guy was onto something. Almost like having your best player involved on both ends of the floor helps you win basketball games!
Zion Williamson’s CBS ‘Zion Cam’ Makes History
With the ‘Zion Cam’ in full effect during the Duke vs NDSU game, this marks the first time in history that a player has had an entire camera dedicated to tracking and recording his every move on the court. Considering the storied history of the NCAA tournament and some of the electric stars that have graced the March Madness tournament, this is an even more impressive feat.
However, it does bring back up the question of student-athletes getting compensated for their services. Regardless of what side of the argument you land on, it is undeniable the amount of revenue the NCAA is able to generate off of Williamson alone. As per usual, being an amateur “student-athlete”, Williamson won’t see a dime of the money generated off his likeness during the tournament. All that said, it is hard to feel bad for Williamson, who is projected to be the first overall pick and who will likely land a near record-setting (if not record-setting) shoe deal over the next few months.