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Rodman Disses LeBron; Jordan Was Better
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On June 7, 2013 @ 8:52 pm In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Dennis Rodman says LeBron James would be “average” if he played in the 1990s, and insists James’ Miami HEAT would be no match for his old Chicago Bulls team.
“It’s really not a comparison. If LeBron was playing in the late ’80s and early ’90s, he would be just an average player,” Rodman said Friday on “The Dan Patrick Show.” “To do what Michael has done … what he did was more charisma, there was more articulating and stuff like that. LeBron is more like … there’s no flash to his game. He’s a great player, don’t get me wrong, he’s a hell of player, I’ll give him that. But to me Scottie (Pippen) and Michael are probably the two best one-two punches I’ve ever seen.”
Rodman, who won three NBA titles with Jordan’s Bulls from 1996-98, said a 28-year-old Jordan would average at least 40 points a game in today’s NBA.
“I’m just sick and tired of people comparing (James) to Michael Jordan,” Rodman said. “It’s a whole different era, man.”
Rodman said Jordan thrived despite playing in a more physical era in the NBA.
“LeBron came into the age of the game at a perfect time. Michael came into the game when back then you could hit people, knock him down, shoot a free throw and get back up,” Rodman said. “And LeBron can’t do that. All they do today is (complain) about a foul. All they do is (complain).”
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