Dennis Rodman says NBA has a “new Dennis Rodman”


rodman-outside-nbaNBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman has recently said it himself – that New York’s JR Smith is the new Dennis Rodman.

It all started with Phil Jackson said that Smith “…might be one of those guys that’s a little bit like Dennis Rodman…”

Smith reacted to the statement saying: “Last time I checked Dennis Rodman’s got what three, four rings? I’m not offended by that. It’s an honor. He’s a Hall of Famer. And to be put in the same words as a Hall of Famer is something special. So I’m not offended at all.”

Rodman, who has five championship rings, replied to the issue via Twitter.

“Sending love to the zen master and the Knicks for this season. Good luck to JR Smith who is the new Dennis Rodman,” Rodman tweeted.

Of course JR Smith’s accomplishments are nowhere near what Dennis Rodman was able to accomplish. The real Dennis Rodman is actually among those NBA players that do not come into the league often.

There was time when Ron Artest (aka World Metta Peace) was compared to Rodman as well. Now, it’s JR Smith. But, just like World Metta Peace, JR Smith has a long way to go to be Rodman.

Rodman was a two-time All-Star, and playing in 911 career NBA games, he 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.

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