Mark Jackson broke out the big guns with his praise of LeBron James after the Miami Heat superstar beat his team with a sick game-winning shot in the final second of the Heat’s road win over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.
After the game, Jackson called LeBron the greatest small forward of all time and said he has no weaknesses or flaws as a player. The comment came up in the context of LeBron saying that he will be on basketball’s Mount Rushmore when his career is over, which was a way of saying he’ll be one of the four best players of all time.
“I really don’t think it’s fair to have a Mount Rushmore,” Jackson began. “Like even LeBron’s Mount Rushmore, he left some incredible basketball players off that mountain. But whoever you want to put up there, you might as well start chipping away at his face.
“The guy in my opinion is the greatest small forward that’s ever played this game. And he will be in the discussion with anybody that’s ever played the game when it’s all said and done. He’s an incredible basketball player, complete basketball player, with no weaknesses and no flaws.”
Here’s a photo illustration of the Rushmore:
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