If there was any doubt as to why the NBA would want a Zion/LeBron playoff series, we got the answer on March 1st. It was the latest meeting between two of the most electric players the league has, and they most certainly did not disappoint.
LeBron finished with his usual 34/12/13, that's a line we pretty much expect from him which is crazy at this point of his career but is so common that we don't even really blink an eye. Zion responded to the challenge with 35/7 of his own, and the fact that it was close probably made the suits in the NBA offices cum themselves. Imagine if a series was like this? What if in some crazy world the Pelicans were actually able to win a game or two? My brain hurts trying to figure out how much money the league would print.
This wasn't a one time thing either. Zion dropped 29 in their first meeting against LeBron (he had 40), so I think it's safe to say that whenever these two match up it certainly lives up to the hype.