bill russell & lebron james

*At 80, Bill Russell is obviously older than LeBron James, 29, but age ain’t a number when it came to educating the Miami Heat all-star.

King James took time out during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game media frenzy to reveal his picks for his own Mount Rushmore, which included the likes of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson. To hit the point home, the former Cleveland Cavalier mentioned that he “for sure” will be one of the top four who has ever played the game.

Upon hearing about James’ Mount Rushmore picks, Russell weighed in on the topic with a lesson of his own for LeBron.

“Hey, thank you for leaving me off your Mount Rushmore. I’m glad you did,” the basketball legend stated. “Basketball is a team game, it’s not for individual honors. I won back-to-back state championships in high school, back-to-back NCAA championships in college. I won an NBA championship my first year in the league, an NBA championship in my last year, and nine in between. That, Mr. James, is etched in stone.”

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