Take it from Big Baby.

With weight issues being blamed in New Orleans Pelicans prized rookie Zion Williamson, former NBA center Glen “Big Baby” Davis shared how his career was compromised playing in the league while hitting the scales at 289 pounds.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Davis, 33, revealed that his struggles with his weight cost him his career in the league. "That’s one of the reasons why I stopped playing was because of my weight," the former BIG3 champion with Power said.

He also revealed that he broke his fifth metatarsal in his left ankle because he is playing too big and too fast for his size. Known as a walking highlight reel, the top overall pick of the most recent NBA draft is so athletic for his stature that he is making a living above the rim.

Williamson, who is currently in rehab after his arthroscopic surgery to repair his torn right lateral meniscus two weeks ago, is listed at 6-foot-7 285 pounds while Davis manned the shaded lane at 6-foot-9, 289 pounds.

Last played in the NBL Canada for St. John’s Edge, Davis also suggested that players should also adapt to the pace of the game now that it is changing. "He's (got) a big body, jumps high, jumps hard, everything is hard so the wear and tear is gonna start to begin", he added.

He also quoted that Zion needs to get his weight under control and lose some muscle mass and he should be okay. The 19-year old Duke star also missed games of the NBA Pre-Season due to knee soreness.

The Pelicans are currently tied with Golden State Warriors at the bottom of the Western Conference carrying a 1-5 win-loss record. Brandon Ingram is leading the team with his 23.5 points per game with Lonzo Ball and Jrue Holiday orchestrating the offense for the Alvin Gentry-mentored squad, averaging 7.3 and 6.8 assists, respectively.

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Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the Michigan State Spartans in the East Regional game of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Capital One Arena on March 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. Getty Images/Patrick Smith

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