- NBA legend Magic Johnson revealed his Mount Rushmore of NBA head coaches.
- The list Johnson reveals has a lot of notable names.
- However, Johnson got roasted for putting five names on it instead of four.
The Golden State Warriors winning the NBA title has everybody buzzing about the Dubs. Stephen Curry got his first Finals MVP, Klay Thompson battled back from two devastating injuries, and Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins silenced the doubters after defeating the Boston Celtics in six games.
Head coach Steve Kerr has also been getting a lot of praise after the Warriors claim their fourth title in this era. Kerr even landed on Magic Johnson’s Mount Rushmore of NBA coaches — which includes other legendary names.
GSW Head Coach Steve Kerr is on my Mount Rushmore of NBA coaches with Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Red Auerbach and Greg Popovich.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 17, 2022
Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Red Auerbach, and Greg Popovich (which is actually spelled Gregg) are the other names on this list.
But, there’s one thing to note: Mount Rushmore has four faces, not five.
Magic Johnson Gets Torched For Putting Five Faces On His NBA Head Coach Mount Rushmore
It isn’t that Johnson’s list is bad. Does Kerr belong with those other legends? Maybe. After all, he does have four NBA titles.
There is certainly an argument to be made, although Kerr might need to do more before being mentioned among Phil, Red, and Pop.
Nonetheless, Johnson’s take got roasted in a terrible way for his inclusion of a fifth face on Mount Rushmore.
That’s 5. Mount Rushmore is 4
— Zackmundo (@Zackmundo) June 17, 2022
Buck, I love you but you’re 1 over the Mount Rushmore limit.
— Scott Williams (@scottwill42) June 17, 2022
#1 that’s 5…. There’s only 4 allowed. Secondly, Mark Jackson formed Steph Klay Dray. Kerr just fell into an amazing situation. Kerr also coaches them to play bush league basketball. Pushing off, pinning guys arms, he enables Draymond to be dirty & inappropriate. Not top 4.. Or 5
— Joe Curtis (@realbigjoe_24) June 17, 2022
Magic, Mt. Rushmore has 4 heads.
— davis (@daviscouch28) June 17, 2022
That’s 5 faces tho magic
— THE Monday Morning Quarterblack (@TheMMQBL) June 17, 2022
The math ain’t mathing https://t.co/L4R9c0qrv2
— Ye’ Shrug 🤷🏾♂️ (@luvdatlacefront) June 17, 2022
Magic doesn’t know what Mount Rushmore looks like … lol https://t.co/R6OXEcPk9u
— Richard Nerman (@BigO_Tires) June 17, 2022
Magic has always changed the game. Apparently Mt. Rushmore has 5 people on it now https://t.co/EmbAT9zGeX
— Lute Moss (@lootmoss) June 17, 2022
This tweet is still up lmao https://t.co/wpHUbmEWEO
— Phil (@phil_schmidt11) June 17, 2022
This is an all-time Magic tweet. Oh my god.
Jeanie really let this man run basketball operations 😭😭😭 https://t.co/VnG7cF8OF9
— Josh Toussaint (@josh2saint) June 17, 2022
Classic Magic https://t.co/XosytkcFGp
— Dave (@David_Mason23) June 17, 2022
Still, it is some strong praise from Magic, and Kerr has done a terrific job in his head coaching career.