*Well, he’s one for confidence.
There’s no doubt in LeBron James he’s one of the top four players to ever play pro basketball.
Did you see his last second buzzer-beater last night (02-12-14) against Golden State? If you didn’t, scroll down to watch it.
If there’s ever going to be a Mount Rushmore for NBA players, he said he’ll definitely be on it and dares anyone to challenge that.
“I’m going to be one of the top four that’s ever played this game, for sure,” James told NBA TV. “And if they don’t want me to have one of those top four spots, they’d better find another spot on that mountain. Somebody’s gotta get bumped, but that’s not for me to decide. That’s for the architects.”
Although James is confident in his spot on the mountain, he did admit he has some time to go before it’s official. Also, he revealed the three other players he’ll be sharing the mount with.
“The easy three, that we all talk about in our league, you’ve got Michael Jordan, you got Larry Bird and you’ve got Magic Johnson,” James said. “And I would say the fourth . . . wow, this is so tough. The greatest players of all time that I’d like to see on Mount Rushmore? This is not fair . . . Oscar Robertson. Those are my four.”
Slightly switching subjects, James talked about being NBA’s villain after joining Miami Heat as a free agent — making his road to the top four a little rocky.
“My mind the whole year, I was not . . . that was not the guy who fell in love with the game of basketball,” he said. “It wasn’t. I could feel it every single game I just felt like it was so heavy on me. All the games on the road, being booed, the aura around us was just so bad.”
“Absolutely. At one point of the season we were 9-8, we weren’t playing good basketball,” he said. “We were out of sync. Me and D-Wade were looking at each other and saying, ‘Did we make the right choice? Is this was we really wanted?’ ”
He continued with, “D-Wade came to me and said, ‘Man, in order for us to be great, you have to be the guy. Then, I’ll take a step back,’ ” James said.
The interview will air on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at 9 p.m. on NBA TV.