Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had some words of wisdom for Lebron James earlier this week.
In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Daily News, while addressing his interest in becoming part owner of the Milwaukee Bucks; Abdul-Jabbar took the time to respond to Lebron’s famed “Mount Rushmore” statements he made in February:
“LeBron James was talking about how he’s the best ever, but he never saw Wilt play,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “If he had, he wouldn’t say that. Whenever he averages 55 points a game, then I might want to listen to what he has to say. I’m not trying to put LeBron down. He’s awesome. He’s the best player in this era at this point. But he didn’t see Bill Russell play. When his team wins eight consecutive NBA championships, maybe I’ll compare him to Bill Russell.”
He then went on to address where he sees himself in the discussion:
“As long as I’m in the discussion, that’s fine with me, that’s not something I get excited about it, but I do feel I belong in the conversation” he said.
Some may feel as if Kareem is just displaying sour grapes, but in this case I feel as though he is in the right. The comments that James made are, of course, his own opinions; however, I believe that Kareem has earned the right to input his own feedback to any NBA conversation happening anywhere on this planet.