Miami Heat: Does LeBron James Make Heat's Mount Rushmore?

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Jun 12, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts during the third quarter of game four of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

You might recall the debate that swept the nation and the basketball blogosphere some months ago. Thankfully, it died out just as it reached (surpassed?) intolerable levels.

LeBron James and basketball’s Mount Rushmore.

It started when James, then with the Miami Heat, was interviewed by NBA TV. During the televised event, James said that he believed he would eventually be recognized as one of the game’s best players.

It sparked a slew of ridiculous and fun debates that could go on for hours and vary from person to person, depending on their perspective on what makes a historically-great player.

However, this isn’t about the NBA’s monument but one specifically built for the team down in Miami. After 26 years of existence for the Heat franchise, which four individuals get memorialized for all-time?

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