Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rips LeBron James over dubious Mount Rushmore choices

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Let's cut to the chase: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is completely dissatisfied with who LeBron James chose for his dubious Mount Rushmore of basketball.

Last month, James sparked a debated when he picked Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Oscar Robertson as his four greatest NBA players of all time. Hey, those aren't bad choices, right? Wrong.

On Monday, Abdul-Jabbar had something to say about that in a press conference before the Jazz-Bucks game in Milwaukee.

"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."

You read that correctly. Abdul-Jabbar firmly believes James needs to brush up on his NBA history before making any such selections. Abdul-Jabbar wasn't done there, though.

"I don’t think any of the big men playing today could have coped with the big men of that era," he said. "Wilt Chamberlain would have crushed those guys."

Game. Set. Match. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has spoken his peace.

Via The Salt Lake Tribune

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