Remember when LeBron James revealed the four players on his NBA Mount Rushmore which subsequently ignited a wildfire of discussion and controversy around the league among ballers past and present? If you thought the flames finally died down, think again. Prior to Monday's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar answered questions at a press conference. One of the questions that came up was on LeBron's choices for his Mt. Rushmore and Kareem had something he needed to get off his chest.
"It’s impossible," he said of picking just four players. "I don’t know what LeBron was thinking. He didn’t even see Bill Russell play. He has no idea what Bill Russell did. Eleven championships in 13 years? Eight in a row? LeBron isn’t going to get anywhere near that. I don’t get it. And here he didn’t want Bill Russell on his Rushmore. I think today’s players have a very limited perspective on the game."
"LeBron has to re-think that," he added. "He needs to go and do some research and watch some old film, and hopefully he’ll be impressed."
In LeBron's defense, James did start off saying that answering such a question was going to be difficult. But it seems as though Abdul-Jabbar's issue is that 'Bron 'Bron chose fairly recent players. It's probably a valid point. Regardless, it's impossible to choose the best four players of all time that everyone will completely agree with, right?
What do y'all think? Do you agree with what Kareem has to say? Sound off in the comment section.
[via The Salt Lake Tribune]