Kobe Bryant names NBA Mt. Rushmore
Feb 16, 2014 at 8:28p ET
Kobe Bryant didn't participate in the All-Star game, but that doesn't mean his presence wasn't felt during the break.
Days after LeBron James revealed his Mt. Rushmore of NBA greats, Bryant offered his own version at an All-Star press conference.
Bryant insisted it was impossible to narrow it down to four, but eventually selected his top four players. His picks? Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Bill Russell.
James' quartet included Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson, but he told NBA TV's Steve Smith he'd eventually go down as one of the top four to ever play the game.
"I'm going to be one of the top four to ever play this game," James said. "For sure. And 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. That's not for me to decide. That's for the architects, to chisel somebody's face out and put mine up there."