Who is Zion Williamson compared to

NBA - Michael Jordan comments on comparisons with LeBron James - and raves about Zion Williamson

Michael Jordan has commented on the comparisons between him and Lakers star LeBron James. However, a comparison is difficult, according to the former Bulls legend. When asked about Zion Williamson, he raved about it

"We have played in different eras," Jordan said at a press conference in Paris as part of the NBA Global Games in the French capital, which the Hornets, owned by MJ, lost 103-116 to the Milwaukee Bucks.

"He's an incredible player, he's one of the best players in the world, if not the best," the 56-year-old continued. "I know it's a natural aspiration to compare one era to another, that will keep happening. I'm a huge fan of his, I love to watch him play."

LeBron has left his footprint in the league, "but when you start comparing ... it is what it is. I enjoy it with caution." Jordan, who won a total of 6 championships from 1991 to 1993 and from 1996 to 1998, pondered a little more when asked about the best European players of all time.

"Toni Kukoc is number one, everyone knows that. [Drazen] Petrovic, [Arvydas] Sabonis ... I can come back to that later," Jordan said with a smile on his face. "You have to go through a lot. To put you above someone else, you need more time than at a press conference."

Michael Jordan on Zion Williamson: "Great for the League"

The Bulls legend was already full of praise for Zion Williamson. The rookie of the New Orleans Pelicans made a furious debut in the Association a few days ago. "The NBA is fortunate to have a talented young man with so much passion for the game," said Jordan.

"What we saw was a foretaste of what's to come. He still has a lot of work to do. But his passion for the game is clear to see. It's great for the league," said the Hornets owner , which should also benefit from the hype surrounding Zion. The number 1 pick of 2019 signed a lucrative five-year shoe deal with Jordan Brand last summer.