Yesterday, LeBron James revealed that he thinks he's going to belong on the Mount Rushmore of NBA players at the end of his career. When everything is said and done, he believes that he's going to go down as one of the four greatest players to ever be a part of the NBA. And he was very defiant when he was asked a question about his place in history.
"I'm going to be one of the top four that's ever played this game, for sure," he said. "And if they don't want me to have one of those top four spots, they'd better find another spot on that mountain. Somebody's gotta get bumped, but that's not for me to decide. That's for the architects."
Of course, LeBron's statement—like almost all of the statements that LeBron makes these days—generated a large response on Twitter. It's actually gotten such a crazy response that, at the moment, #NBARushmore is trending and NBA fans, NBA analysts, and even people who don't seem to know anything about the NBA are revealing who they would put on their #NBARushmore.
A lot of the responses are the same. People are throwing out names like Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West, and, yes, LeBron James and putting them on their #NBARushmores. But we've also come across quite a few real silly #NBARushmores. Like the one that this guy suggested with Brian Scalabrine—yes, Brian Scalabrine!—filling up all four slots:
#NBARushmore Brian Scalbrine, Brian Scalbrine, Brian Scalbrine and Brian Scalbrine— Hampton Cook (@hamptoncook) February 12, 2014
That's not the craziest #NBARushmore tweet we've seen, though (weirdly, there are a lot of them that include Scalabrine). Here are 25 other really ridiculous #NBARushmore suggestions. Look what you started, LeBron!
Luke Walton, Hasheem Thabeet, Vlade Divac, Manut Bol #NBARushmore there is no Competition— YUNG FOOLY COOLY (@BLVCK_REAPER) February 12, 2014
#NBARushmore MJ, Larry Bird, Lebron, and Bugs Bunny. I mean, if saving your fellow Tunes from a villain isn't clutch, what is?— Yoni (@yoni_tweets) February 12, 2014
Sam Cassell, Doug Christie, Ostertag, Bobby Jackson #NBARushmore— Jizzy Gillespie (@DseanAssAFool) February 12, 2014
Chauncey Billups, rip Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace, Larry brown #NBARushmore— anthony (@ApMeyers829) February 12, 2014
#NBARushmore Kyle Orton, Yasiel Puig, Phil Jackson, Marv Albert— patty d (@Pat_the_Don) February 12, 2014
Nowitzki, Curry, Korver, Kukoc #NBARushmore dudes can shoot— Brent Swanberg (@bswanee10) February 12, 2014
#NBARushmore Medvedenko, Madsen, Scalabrine, and Rasheed Wallace.— Benjamin W. Boling (@letsgoBoling) February 12, 2014
Versace, Versace, Verseace, Amare #NBARushmore— Sam Ross (@RealS_Rothstein) February 12, 2014
#NBARushmore Kevin Durant - Amazing scorer. Steph Curry - Deadly 3's. Kevin Love - Rebounding machine. James Harden - His beard, nuff said.— Braden Lovingood (@BrayBray1414) February 12, 2014
Jimmer Fredette, Adam Morrison, Karl Malone, Bryant "Big Country" Reeves. #NBARushmore— Alex Pieter (@alexpieter) February 12, 2014
Will Perdue, Steve Kerr, John Paxson, Jud Buechler, and Bill Wennington. #NBARushmore— Eric (@EricJames3287) February 12, 2014
Dylan, Dylan, dylan, dylan. Like hot fire #NBARushmore— qlippers (@qlippers) February 12, 2014