Something stood out pregame ahead of the Trail Blazers-Pelicans game and it centered around Zion Williamson.
Selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, Williamson has been taking the NBA by storm since returning from injury.
And while discussing his allcoades in just 10 games in the NBA, ESPN's Mike Breen had a slip of the tongue in remembering how old the rookie is...
Williamson is actually just 19 years old. He doesn't turn 20 until July.
The internet was quick to point out Breen's error.
did Mike Breen just say Zion is “only 30 years old.” orrr is it currently past my bedtime and i’m delirious?— Kála Montgomery (@kalakmontgo) February 22, 2020
ESPN just said Zion was “only 30 years old”— MG (@mgkoons) February 22, 2020
When talking about Zion he’s only 30 years old— Shady Shayne (@ShadyShayneIsMe) February 22, 2020
Mike Breen just called Zion 30 years old, had to rewind that a couple times to make sure I heard that correctly— Dom K (@DomBrady14) February 22, 2020
they just said zion is only 30 years old??? I know he’s not, but honestly I’d buy it— sp. (@_seannah) February 22, 2020
did he just say zion was 30 or im trippin? 🤨😂— Slime (@ken3slime) February 22, 2020
Literally no one:— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) February 22, 2020
Mike Breen: “Zion is only 30 years old” pic.twitter.com/85vn4qETJt
Mike Breen is one of the best in the business, he likely misread his stat sheet. Honest (but funny) mistake.
The Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans is also airing on NBC Sports Northwest where Kevin Calabro and Lamar Hurd likely didn't make the same mistake.