Alvin Gentry on Zion Williamson: “We should not compare him to LeBron James”

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The head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, Alvin Gentry, does not want people to compare Zion Williamson to LeBron James.

“They shouldn’t do that (comparison between Zion and LeBron). We are not doing that. We are comparing Zion to Zion. We want Zion to be the best Zion Williamson that he can be.

Not anybody else. We want him to be the best basketball player he can become using his name and no comparison. I know that it’s inevitable that that’s going to be the case, but we are not drinking that Kool-Aid.”

Per Gentry, the Pelicans just want Williamson to be the best version of himself.