The infamous basketball goal that Zion Williamson once broke in Brodie Recreational Center has finally been fully mended and replaced. Great news for avid pick-up basketball players, as there are now two full-sized courts in Brodie, but bad news for those Blue Devil fans who want something to remember the larger than life star by.
In April, a viral video emerged of Williamson absolutely obliterating a hoop in a pickup game, leaving the basket out of commission. For a long six months, all that was left in Brodie was 3 functional hoops and one out-of-service, broken basket.
With Williamson choosing to ignore the “NO DUNKING” signs on the backboards, the “Zion Hoop” was caution taped off, eventually being removed. For many this was an issue because that left only one full sized court in Brodie, meaning Duke’s intense basketball culture would struggle under the limited space.
If you’ve been in Brodie Gym within the past six months you know of the “Zion Hoop”. It was the last relic left behind by Williamson, and now, we can only reminisce about his short time here at Duke.