LeBron James caught some undeserved heat for his NBA Mount Rushmore, and he is now receiving comments from Los Angeles Lakers legendary big man Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Abdul-Jabbar commented on what James had to say about the NBA's greats, saying that he will listen to him once he averages 55 points a game like Wilt Chamberlain did.

“LeBron James was talking about how he’s the best ever. He never saw Wilt Chamberlain play. If he had, he wouldn’t say that. Whenever he averages 55 points a game, then I might want to listen to what he has to say," Kareem said, via BlackSportsOnline.

"I’m not trying to put LeBron down. He’s awesome. He’s the best player in this era at this point. But he didn’t see Bill Russell play. When his team wins eight consecutive NBA championships, maybe I’ll compare him to Bill Russell. Until then, he has to prove a few things. I don’t want to put LeBron down. He’s awesome and great for the game and a class guy. But there’s a lot more to that.”

James' Mount Rushmore has Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson and Larry Bird in it. The Miami Heat forward also said that he hopes to one day see himself apart of that Mount Rushmore once his career is all said and done.

I don't see why people would have an issue of LeBron trying to be the greatest. Doesn't every NBA player have those aspirations? Besides, I think James has taken a ton of flack since the actual interview when James revealed Mount Rushmore showed how humble he really was.

It's just undeserved criticism that James is receiving right here, in my opinion.


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