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Jake Layman Tried to Block a Zion Williamson Dunk and It Was Hilarious

By Stephen Douglas
Zion Williamson takes flight, encounters opponent in mid-air.
Zion Williamson takes flight, encounters opponent in mid-air. / Sean Gardner/Getty Images
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Zion Williamson caught a body. During Thursday's New Orleans Pelicans - Minnesota Timberwolves game, Williamson went baseline and went up for a dunk. Minnesota's Jake Layman tried to jump with him. Long story short, Jake Layman deserves a medal for bravery when he returns to Minnesota.

Zion simply absorbed Layman's entire body with his right forearm and threw down a vicious dunk. Just a thing of absolute beauty. The kind of thing that we want from Zion. And in order to see it, we need guys who are going to make bad business decisions.

Layman is a 6-foot-8, 212-pound small forward averaging a career-high 0.5 blocks per game this season. The fact that he even considered challenging Zion Williamson anywhere near the rim is borderline adorable.

Jake, thank you for your courage. You will now live forever in a highlight.

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