“If you could pick the four greatest players of all-time, who would they be?”
Well, legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson says enough is enough.
@ClarenceGaines2 can we stop already with the Mt Rushmore craziness? Bball 5 man game and each era has it’s g.o.a.t.s. Enjoy your generation
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) February 18, 2014
Jackson had a chance to coach the most prominent figure on the Mount (Michael Jordan), and played against some potential Mount Rushmorians in his 14-year career. Jackson was a part of New York Knicks championship teams in 1970 and 1973 that are glamorized as the embodiment of team basketball, so you can kind of see his gripe about the five-man game being pigeon-holled into a four-man discusssion.
The ultimate champion, 11-time title winner Bill Russell, said he’s happy LeBron left him off his Mount Rushmore. So there’s that, too.