Zion Williamson Says LeBron James Doesn’t Get Enough Respect

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, talks with New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson, left, and guard Lonzo Ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-113. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Tonight, the New Orleans Pelicans are set to match up against the Los Angeles Lakers. This will be the first match-up against the Lakers with rookie sensation Zion Williamson in the line-up, so this should prove to be a really exciting game against LeBron James and former Pelican big man Anthony Davis.

But while James is still arguably the best player in the world, Williamson believes that he deserves more praise. Per Yahoo Sports, Williamson said:

“I used to watch him all the time, especially when he was in Cleveland the first time, he was just an incredible player to watch, he always held his own.”

“Sometimes I feel he doesn’t get the respect he deserves but it’s not for me to decide.”

James has been the most polarizing player in recent NBA history. There generally seems to be this divide of two camps: The “James is the G.O.A.T” camp, and the “He’s so overrated and ruined the league when he went to Miami” camp.

Oh, I forgot. Then of course, there are the Laker fans who are just happy to have James in their corner.

Either way, this game should prove to be very exciting considering Williamson is averaging nearly 23 points and seven rebounds in just 12 games played. The Pelicans are currently on a 2-game win streak, and are just three games behind Memphis for the 8th playoff spot in the western conference, while the Lakers are sitting pretty at first.