April 14, 1999 12:00 AM

He can dribble, he can jump, he can even walk on air — but don’t compare Michael Jordan to the Almighty, his mother told reporters in Israel (where she is on a 10-day visit) Tuesday. “Even Mom would say he’s not as popular as God,” Deloris Jordan admonished Israeli reporters who repeatedly invoked such comparisons. Mrs. Jordan didn’t like the Superman comparison, either. “I can guarantee you, Michael is human,” she said.

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