LeBron James, the best all-around NBA player walking on this planet, raised a lot of eyebrows and took the attention off of Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant momentarily earlier this week when he said he should be on the NBA’s Mount Rushmore.
The Indianapolis Colts have the Ring of Honor, but what about a Mount Rushmore, where only the best of the best belong?
Four players and four players only since the team moved from Baltimore to Indianapolis.
Here are my three players, with the fourth one up in the air.
QB Peyton Manning: Is there any question about that the player who spent 14 years with the Colts, led them to two Super Bowl appearances and set countless team records? His face has already been chipped away on top of the mountain even though he’s still slinging balls down field and yelling “Omaha” at the line of scrimmage for the Denver Broncos.
WR Marvin Harrison: Who needs the Hall of Fame when you have Mount Rushmore? Just joking. Harrison will end up in the Hall of Fame sooner than later. Harrison is in the NFL’s all-time top seven in yards (14,580), touchdowns (128) and receptions (1,102).
WR Reggie Wayne: Wayne’s season got cut short because of a torn ACL in Week 7, but not before passing Randy Moss and Hines Ward for the eighth-most receptions (1,006), Steve Largent, Andre Reed and Torry Holt for 11th-most receiving yards (13,566) and Charley Taylor and Harold Carmichael for 23rd-most receiving touchdowns (80). He hopes to continue to move up the record book when he returns next season.
The fourth one is where the dilemma lies.
An argument could be made for all of them to be up there.