Dennis Rodman Enters NBA Hall of Fame
The NBA is not what it used to be. I had the luxury of watching one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, NBA teams ever assembled. I'm talking about the Chicago Bulls of the late 90's. Dennis Rodman, one of their most prolific players, will be inducted into the NBA Hall of fame tomorrow along side fellow headliner and two-time Olympic gold medallist Chris Mullin.
Don't get me wrong, Rodman received more attention from his flamboyant acts off court than he did on court. He played along side Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, collecting 5 NBA championships in his career. Although, Dennis frequently broke all sorts of man-laws (dressing up as a bride, wearing women's make up, and so on) he was one of the more consistent players that has ever stepped onto the court. Dennis knew his role. He was not an offensive player. He was not a franchise player. What he was excellent at was defense and rebounding - a lost art in today's NBA. In this current era where lack luster, no-name players saturate the media and TV for their dating exploits or misguided Twitter rants, Dennis reminds us of a time when players had substance and talent. Even if they were out of their freaking minds.