Dennis Rodman is one of the most unique and impactful basketball talents in the sport’s history. Without him, not only would the Chicago Bulls dynasty as we know it not have existed, but Hall of Fame, non-scorer talents like Ben Wallace may never have gotten the recognition they deserve.
Rodman’s influence and legacy is beyond reproach.
This past week Rodman sat down with the Full Send podcast to talk about a myriad of issues – including a brutally honest assessment of his current relationship with Michael Jordan.
One in particular that caught a lot of attention after the fact? Why he doesn’t watch the NBA anymore.
“I don’t know, it’s just very hard to watch because once you’ve played the game the way we played it intensity, just competitiveness,” he said. “But now it’s more like you know I don’t want to watch players coming down shooting 50 footers, you know. That’s not basketball.”
It’s hard not to view Rodman’s assessment as anything other than a blatant shot at players like Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers. The former attempted 12.7 threes per game last year while the latter attempted 10.5. In Rodman’s last year with the Bulls, the entire team attempted 11.7 threes per game.
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All that being said – some appreciate how the game has evolved. At least one legend recently came out and publicly professed his love for how Curry plays basketball.
As far as Rodman goes, his unique tastes don’t necessarily reflect anyone else’s preferences. Clearly he isn’t a fan of the modern day game, but many others are. To each their own.
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