On Thursday, the Boston Celtics' 1974 championship title was remembered as part of a "Throwback Thursday" event. Heinsohn, who coached the 1974 championship team, was doing a Q and A with Celtics fans, and was asked the following question:
"There is a man down in South Beach, Florida, LeFraud James. He thinks he belongs on NBA's Mount Rushmore. What is your Mount Rushmore, Tommy?"
Heinsohn's reply was very Tommy-esque:
"Yeah, he probably belongs on Mount Rushmore... as a pebble. You know, where they chipped off all those faces like Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. He's down in there somewhere."
The drama surrounding LeBron's Mount Rushmore comments has gotten out of control simply because it came out of King James' mouth, but it's pretty funny to sit back and see the criticism it has received, especially from Tommy and Bill Russell.