Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Names His NBA Mount Rushmore

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Names His NBA Mount Rushmore


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Over the past week, LeBron James’ comments about his Mount Rushmore of NBA greats has sparked great debate. With James picking Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and Oscar Robertson, the four-time MVP also sees himself as one of the top four players ever when it’s all said and done.

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During a news conference before the 2014 NBA All-Star game, Kobe Bryant discussed numerous topics including his own NBA Mount Rushmore. While it was “impossible to do,” the five-time champion eventually picked his top-four players:

While Bryant has never spoken about his Mount Rushmore, he has mentioned all these players when discussing his all-time starting lineup. Unlike James, Kobe has never mentioned himself in these types of conversations and seems more focused on finishing the final two years of his career.

When it’s all said and done, Kobe will go down as one of the greatest to ever play this game. While there will be continued debates on where Bryant should be on the NBA’s Mount Rushmore, his accomplishments over these 17 seasons are extremely rare and basketball fans should appreciate what he has done for the game.
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  • LakerFan

    My NBA Mount Rushmore: Bryant, Jordan, Magic and Abdul-Jabbar.

    • gm jack

      Yours is better. Kareem is better than both O. Robertson and Russel.

      I would Put Hakeem at number 4.

      It is amazing that people pick players from the 50’s and 60’s. Those atheletes would not be able to play the full game compared to today’s athelete’s. This is a sport science fact.

      • gm jack

        Where is Bird??????? Where is Hakeem????
        And how is Kobe ahead of Jordan and Magic. That is a BIG stretch.

        • Chris Lilly

          Man Bird aint even top 5 to me. Kobe has definitely had a better career and legacy than Bird. Michael, Magic, Kobe and maybe Abdul-jabbar or hakeem. All them were better than Bird. And lebron will take the 4th spot when its all said and done. But will not surpass kobe or Jordan

        • Guest

          He’s not ahead, they are not in order. Anyway it’s my Mount Rushmore, you don’t have to agree… Bird is not on it, I believe Kareem deserves it more… Hakeem yes, he’s definitly top 5.

  • gm jack

    Who is number 5? K. Malone, or Duncan or KG. Only post 1980 please.

    • vdogg

      there are only four faces on mount rushmore.

  • BlueSwan

    MJ, Black Mamba, Magic,and Bird & Hakeem toss up

    • gm jack

      Are you putting Kobe ahead of Hakeem and Bird. You are a true Kobe’s fans. Not many takers will.

    • Alex

      I got MJ, Kobe, magic, and Kareem or Bill Russell

  • jclaude66

    Russel is cool and all but how could you be in the top 4 or 5 if you weren’t even always the best player on your team each year? Or atleast 50% of your career.

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  • Azulex

    When its all said and done it will be ………… Micheal Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Wilt Chamberlain !!!!! and if there was space for one more I would put Magic Johnson !

  • ghost

    MJ, Wilt, KAJ, Russell, Magic, Bird are no top still, but there are also Shaq, Tim, LeBron or Hakeem

  • Devon Samuels²⁴

    My Mount Rushmore 5 key word “My” is Kobe Magic MJ Kareem & Bird not in order

  • Bond

    Kareem/Magic, Russell, Jordan, Mamba