North Carolina's Mt. Rushmore of Sports

Updated: February 2, 2009, 6:14 PM ET

ESPN reviewed the submissions and discussions on your state/region's conversation page. The four figures on North Carolina's Sports Rushmore are below:

Michael Jordan (Wilmington, North Carolina Tar Heels) - Before his reign in the NBA began, Jordan won the 1982 NCAA Championship at North Carolina. He then went on to a stunning career that saw him win five NBA MVPs, six NBA Championships and six NBA Finals MVPs.

Dale Earnhardt (Kannapolis) - His seven NASCAR Cup championships are tied for most all-time.

Mike Krzyzewski (Duke Blue Devils) - The all-time winningest coach in Duke history, Coach K has led Duke to three National Championships.

Dean Smith (North Carolina Tar Heels) - The Dean of the profession when he coached, Smith won 879 games, two NCAA titles, 13 ACC Tournament victories and was a four-time National Coach of the Year.

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