St. Louis' sports Mount Rushmore

St. Louis' sports Mount Rushmore

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Baseball fans move in to get a closer look at items left at the base of the Stan Musial statue following a short ceremony for Musial and his family outside of Busch Stadium in St. Louis on January 26, 2013. Former St. Louis Cardinals and National Baseball Hall of Fame member Stan Musial died at the age of 92 on January 19. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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by Doug Vaughn | @DVaughn4_CBS920

KMOV.com

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM

(KMOV.com) -- A lot of talk about the Mount Rushmore of basketball lately. First it was LeBron James coming out with his Mount Rushmore of hoops:

Michael Jordan

Larry Bird

Magic Johnson

Oscar Robertson

LeBron also said he thinks his own face will have to be chiseled onto the mountain when his career is over.  He's probably right.

Then Kobe Bryant was asked at the NBA All Star game for his Mount Rushmore picks. He only made one change to the roster:

Michael Jordan

Larry Bird

Magic Johnson

Bill Russell

Kobe didn't suggest that he belongs on the mountain top. My only question is 'where is Wilt Chamberlain'? Ever see his numbers? Wilt has to be up there somewhere. 

Since we're on the subject, here are my Mount Rushmore picks for the three St. Louis pro franchises. 

Cardinals:

Stan Musial

Bob Gibson

Rogers Hornsby

Albert Pujols

Blues:

Brett Hull

Bernie Federko

Al MacInnis

Garry Unger

Rams:

Kurt Warner

Marshall Faulk

Isaac Bruce

Orlando Pace

Tough decision between Orlando Pace and Torry Holt. Steven Jackson deserves consideration as the franchise's leading rusher. I'll give it to Pace because he was arguably the best in the league at his position for several years. 

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