Get Well Soon, Zion: NBA Star Tweets National Park, Twitter Explodes

Former NBA star Carlos Boozer meant to send college phenom Zion Williamson a get well tweet after a scary injury this week. But Boozer tagged Zion National Park instead — and Twitter’s reaction was priceless.

Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson dodged a bullet Wednesday night after his shoe suddenly tore apart, sending him sprawling to the floor. The freak accident not only sent Williamson howling to the floor in shock, but it also hammered Nike’s reputation, as the athletic company’s stock lost more than $1 billion in value.

But perhaps the worst victim that night was former NBA star and Duke alum Carlos Boozer. That’s because Boozer mistakenly tweeted “Get Well Soon, @ZionNPS.” Presumably, he intended to tweet Williamson, whose Twitter handle is @ZionW32. As it is, Boozer sent his well wishes to Zion National Park, which, as far as we know, is A-OK. Reports indicate that the top NBA prospect suffered a grade-one knee sprain, and doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

And while the National Park Service accepted the good tidings, the internet immediately recognized the gaffe. And the reactions were spectacular. Have a look. Check out the full string on Twitter for a good giggle.

Boozer Tweet: ‘Get Well Soon @ZionNPS’ Reactions

Even the Utah Jazz got in on the fun:

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