theres no way the elite 7 can be cut down to 4.
these 7 guys represented their eras and carried the league as the biggest icons of all time.
nobody else ever came as close to the same level of popularity/success/fan worship
forget oscar.. he was big during his time. but he has no fallowers, doesnt transend generations and have any new fans
forget shaq and duncan. nobody liked them.
lebron might be added as the 8th man. but wait till atleast his later days when he can talk about legacy