mount rushmore of basketball
Who's on it? 4 faces only. You can do an NBA only one or include all of basketball.
MY 4 WOULD BE .....JORDAN...MAGIC...DR.J... AND JOHN WOODEN
yeah it is tough. Todays players have a road block because it is hard to overcome what the legends have contributed. Maybe we should split it up into some categories.
Players: Jordan, Kareem, Wilt, Russell
coaches: Auerback, Phil Jackson, Wooden, ...Riley?
miscelaneous: James Naismith, Chick Hearn, Stern, ...?
DR. J..Changed the way the game was played...Magic was a versatile big man...WHO bought joy to the game..He just loved winning..HE made the way for guys like Garnett and NOWITZSKI...WOODEN WAS a great teacher... JORDAN's OVERALL GAME, Determination,Competiveness and will to win was have him in a class by himself....
naismith has to be there
he created the game
creator + best gaurd ever + arguably the best big- best coach
Terrible announcer...i had to lower the lower the volume on the TV when he was calling games...Constantly would get players names wrong and would mistake players for someone else...
haha, yeah Chick was the worst announcer for like the last 10 years of his life. No offense, though because he invented a lot of terms and words like alley-oop and stuff. But he was terrible. He wouldn't just get the names wrong, he would be talking about players who weren't even playing for either team. It would be like if Scalibrine scored on the thunder, he would say "you gotta like the Kevin Love character out there. He was a great player in college at villanove teaming up with Richard Jefferson playing for coach K. He would get the whole damn game wrong, but he was such a leagend no one would say anything.
or maybe Iguodala.lol. Just joking...
Jordan, Wilt, Kareem, and the Big O
i probably should have put russell in place of kareem, but there all nasty nice..
No mention of Bob Cousy?? He changed the game for PGs.
Naismith- the dude created the sport for cryin out loud
Russel- best big man ever, consummate winner/teammate and the best defender ever
MJ- Best play of all time
John Wooden- The best basketball coach ever, I love Phil Jackson but Wooden takes the cake on this one
here are mine, but just compared to the real mount rushmore
George Washington = James Naismith - the founding father of basketball
Abraham Lincoln = Bill Russell - Tall, Stoic, and Bearded like Lincoln, at least, but has the most championships of any player
Thomas Jefferson = Michael Jordan - arguably the best ever, changed the game, there is no doubt he should be there
Teddy Roosevelt = Wilt Chamberlain - Big Personality, trail blazer, just like Roosevelt blazed the trails out west Wilt, did so in basketball, they even had to change the rules of the game so he wouldn't be so dominant.