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Quote:I saw a thread on a basketball message board asking people to name the faces they would want to see on a 'Mount Rushmore' of NBA players. It led to some interesting discussion. Should the four players be the 'best' in NBA history? The 'greatest'? Or the most 'significant'? And what exactly do those terms mean?

Who would you have on your Mount Rushmore of NBA players?

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Mikan, Chamberlain, Jordan, & Naismath
I'd agree with Mikan, Chamberlain and Jordan but you've got to also put Julius Erving in there - the man made dunking cool and stylish and an integral part of the game.
Ummm....are we forgetting bill Russell? Definitely deserves the spot over wilt.
Bill Russell
Wilt Chamberlain
Michael Jordan
Larry Bird
(11-17-2011, 10:11 AM)xstreaminsanity Wrote: [ -> ]Bill Russell
Wilt Chamberlain
Michael Jordan
Larry Bird
Add votes for Jordan, Russell, and Chamberlain along with a consideration for Phil Jackson, if you take coaches.
Man that's a hard one, I agree with Marinoisking on his list but also would add this:
Dr. J
Oscar Robinson
Wilt The Stilt
Michael Jordan
Pistol Pete Maravich
Most Significant? Man that's tough. Significant implies someone who truly changed the game or had an indellible impact on it. I guess I'd go with Russell (sheer defensive dominance), Jordan (proved a guard could take over a game in a big man's league), Magic Johnson (redefined the PG position) and Wilt Chamberlain (sheer offensive dominance). There are at least 10 others that could be up there though and I'd have little problem with it!
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