Yesterday I mentioned an article in Slam called A Dash of Crazy, which featured are good friend Sheed and our old friend Dennis Rodman and it got me thinking. It strikes me as a bit sad that a lot of us gloss over what Rodman did in this league and for the Pistons because of is antics.
This is the Rodman we should remember.
If it takes an old video to do it, so be it. Let’s just make sure we give him his props and try to forget about the wedding dresses.
7 consecutive rebounding titles. The most ever in the NBA
5 NBA rings (not counting those in his body. LOL)
7 times all NBA defensive first team
2 time NBA defensive player of the year.
Yea – He was really something on the court. No doubt about it.
Bravo to the Rodman we knew. I think something happened in his head later (maybe bipolar?) but I loved watching him change the game in some many ways. He needs to be in the HOF-but idiots in the suits wont do it.
I don’t even recognise him, haha.
Do y’all remember at the palace/silverdome they used to hang R’s from the second level for every Rodman Rebound. They used to stretch halfway around the building. Wasn’t he consistantly in the high teens w/ rebounds? Who has done that since?
It’s reminisent of the rebound row from Big Ben.
Anyway, you better believe that is the image I get when I think of Dennis Rodman.
my favorite piston alum definitely has got to be dennis rodman.
coaches loved him too. chuck daly said he was the easiest player to coach because he went hard, even in practice. phil jackson said he was the hardest working player he ever saw (yes, more than jordan).
and unlike big ben, wherever he went, teams seemed to get better overnight.
plus, i just loved watching him rebound and scramble all across the court while having that big smile on his face. even if you ignore the multiple tips, or the dives out of bounds, you can see him work hard every offensive play to get into rebounding position. like, right when he crosses the half-court line.
you guys should read his book; he’s a lot less insane than he appears to be; his book even seems to be charles barkeley-ish in terms of knowledge.