Unofficially, throughout the NBA history, there have been players that stood out for something more than just their statistics.
They stood out for something that can’t be measured – things like will, emotions, determination, passion. In the end however, it all counts.
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman turned out to be one of such players. He’s remembered today for his craziness and off-court antics as much as for his ferocious rebounding and mind games on the court.
Smaller than a typical power forward in his earlier years, Rodman was often tasked to defend the game’s best players, like Michael Jordan or Larry Bird.
Rodman played for Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, LA Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. He was a two-time All-Star, and playing in 911 career NBA games, averaged 7.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per game.
He won two NBA rings as member of the Detroit Pistons in 89 and 90, and later won three more rings with the Chicago Bulls in 96, 97 and 98. In 2011 Rodman got inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
While in the NBA Rodman was not known for his offense, during his playing days in Southeastern Oklahoma State University, he averaged 25.7 ppg, 15.7 rpg in 96 games (3 years), before going to the NBA.
While Rodman the basketball player is long gone, his name is still being brought up and Rodman himself appreciates that.
“No Matter What…..they still talking about me & will continue to talk about me when I’m long gone. Love me or Hate me; I guess I kinda made my mark,” he said on his Facebook page.
Yes, love him or hate him, Dennis Rodman definitely left his own mark on the game of basketball.
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