Charles Barkley called out critics who argued Zion Williamson should sit out the rest of the year to stay healthy for the NBA after his shoe exploded

Business Insider | 2/22/2019 | Tyler Lauletta
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Duke superstar Zion Williamson was forced to leave Wednesday night's game after his shoe blew out in the opening seconds.

The injury prompted many in the NBA world to call on Williamson to hold off returning to the court until he was drafted.

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On the other side of the debate was NBA legend Charles Barkley, who insisted that basketball is more than money.

Duke superstar Zion Williamson was forced off the court with an injury just seconds into the Blue Devils' game on Wednesday night after his foot busted right through his shoe.

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With Williamson projected as the top overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the injury scare led to many in the basketball world to suggest that he sit the remainder of the season out, regardless of the severity of his injury.

There's sound logic to the case — Williamson has done all he needed to do in college basketball to prove that he's worth a top pick in the draft, and any more games spent playing for free with the Blue Devils do come with the inherent risk of injury.

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No one would fault Williamson if he decided to hang up his Nikes until he was getting paid to lace them up and take the court.

Still, there were those that called on Zion to play, none with more zeal than Charles Barkley, who spoke out against those that said Williamson should sit on "Inside...
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