Star Wars: When Retired Players Criticize Current Athletes

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  • Gary Payton, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook
  • Michael Jordan Takes Kobe Over LeBron
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Schools LeBron James
  • Shaquille O'Neal Disses Dwight Howard
  • Jim Brown Takes Shot at Kobe Bryant
  • Jose Canseco Kicks A-Rod When He's Down
  • Sugar Ray Leonard Knocks Adrien Broner Out
  • Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders Rip Tony Romo
  • Tiki Barber Shamelessly Rips Eli Manning
  • Rodney Harrison Takes Shots at Rob Gronkowski
  • Charles Barkley Barks at Carmelo Anthony

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Schools King James

When asked to sculpt his Mount Rushmore of hoops during a February 2014 interview, LeBron James mentioned Michael JordanMagic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Oscar Robertson.He also said by the time his career is done he would have bumped one of those guys off the mountain. Perhaps taking offense to King James’ omission was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time points leader, told the Los Angeles Daily News: "LeBron James was talking about how he’s the best ever. He never saw Wilt Chamberlain play. If he had, he wouldn’t say that. Whenever he averages 55 points a game, then I might want to listen to what he has to say." Down with the King. (Photos from Left: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images, Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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