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LeBron James Names His NBA Mount Rushmore and Includes Self in Future

LeBron James outlined his version of Mount Rushmore in the NBA and included himself in a future version of it

By Larry Walansky
|  Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014  |  Updated 6:22 AM EDT
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In an interview with NBA.com, LeBron James listed the four players he would put on the NBA's version of Mount Rushmore and listed himself as a future member.

Former NBA player Steve Smith posed the question to James and was looking for the four greatest players of all-time. James quickly said he would put Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson as the first three but halted before giving his fourth. James even exclaimed "this is not fair" while trying to come up with his final pick.  

Finally, the Heat star gave in and said Oscar Robertson was his fourth. That means such greats as Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar didn't make it.  With only four choices though, it is tough as James stated.

After listing those greats, Smith asked James, "When you're all said and done, are you up there?"  Without hesitation, James answered with a simple "yeah." As a follow-up, Smith then asked James why he would be. James quickly answered by saying, "Cause I'm going to be one of the top four to play this game, for sure."

For most of his career, James has heard the comparisons to Jordan and the lines of him being the greatest of all-time potentially at the end of his career. Thus far, he has compiled a resume that includes two NBA titles, two NBA Finals MVPs, four NBA MVPs, 2 NBA All-Star Game MVPs and 10 All-Star Game appearances. At only 29 years old, there is still plenty of time and seasons for James to add to that list as well.

Towards the end of the video, Smith reminded James that only four players can be on Mount Rushmore. "We got to bump somebody," James said, but added that it isn't up to him who he will replace as one of the four greatest of all-time.

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