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Basketball: LeBron James rates himself among all-time greats

Published on Feb 13, 2014 6:02 AM
LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat sits on the bench during a break from the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on Feb 11, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - LeBron James says he has no doubt he will be regarded as one of the top four all-time greats in basketball by the time his career is over.

"I'll be one of the top four that has ever played this game, for sure," the Miami Heat forward told ahead of Sunday's National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game to be played in New Orleans.

Asked to name the quartet he felt should be on the NBA's version of Mount Rushmore, the tribute to four United States (US) presidents, James nominated Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls), Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) and Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers).

After thinking for a few seconds, James then added Oscar Robertson as the fourth. Robertson, nicknamed "The Big O", played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks in the 1960s and 1970s.

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