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When Duke University basketball star Zion Williamson suffered a freak knee injury after his Nike sneaker split in half during a nationally-televised game, many feared for his future career prospects. As the presumptive top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, a serious injury could have cost the freshman forward his draft position and the lucrative salary that goes with it--a number-one pick can earn as much as $8 million in his first year as a professional player and more than $40 million over the life of a maximum rookie contract. Williamson should be covered, however, as he...

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