Kareem: Wilt Chamberlain Would Crush Today’s Big Men
The most talked about subject since 2014 started has been the NBA Mt. Rushmore, more specifically Lebron James personal version.
James version included Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson, James further went to say:
“I’m going to be one of the top four to ever play this game. For sure. If they don’t want me to have one of those top four spots, they better find another spot. We’ve got to bump somebody. Somebody got to get bumped.”
Humbleness doesn’t last forever. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Bill Russell wasn’t the only past NBA star who felt offended, Kareem Abdul Jabbar did as well.
“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.”
“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.”
It might seem the past NBA players are feeling like they are being forgotten. To name four players is impossible because theres always a “but” in every player you add. There will never be a right answer, too many players changed this game and the number 4 doesn’t cut it.