In an interview set to air Monday on NBATV, James was asked who he thought would be on the NBA's "Mount Rushmore."
"The easy three, that we all talk about in our league, you've got Michael Jordan, you got Larry Bird and you've got Magic Johnson," James said. "And I would say the fourth... wow, this is so tough. The greatest players of all time that I'd like to see on Mount Rushmore? This is not fair ... Oscar Robertson. Those are my four."
James already has won four league MVP awards, is a two-time NBA champion and has two NBA Finals MVP awards in his 10 seasons in the league.
"I'm going to be one of the top four that's ever played this game, for sure," he said. "And if they don't want me to have one of those top four spots, they'd better find another spot on that mountain. Somebody's gotta get bumped, but that's not for me to decide. That's for the architects."