Bill Russell Thanks LeBron James For Leaving Him Off Mount Rushmore Picks

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Bill Russell large Bill Russell turned 80 last week, but age is no reflection of this Boston legend’s ability to dish out a quick response to LeBron James and his Mount Rushmore snub.

Amidst the 2014 NBA All-Star Game media hype, James listed his own Mount Rushmore of all-time league greats. His list included Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson. He also went on in true King James fashion to add that he is “for sure” going to be one of the top four that has ever played the game.

During Sunday’s All-Star game, sideline reporter Craig Sager read a quote from Russell, who had earlier addressed James’s Mount Rushmore picks.

‘Hey, thank you for leaving me off your Mount Rushmore. I’m glad you did. 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…

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