Five-time NBA champion Rodman compared how LeBron James and Michael Jordan would play in different eras. “If LeBron was playing in the late ‘80s or early ‘90 he’d be just an average player… If Michael played today, really? If he played the game today at 28 years old, he would average 40 points a game, probably more.”
The Pistons drafted Dennis Rodman with the 27th overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft out of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. A five-time NBA champion, Rodman was a key part of the Bad Boys Pistons team that won two NBA Championships and years later he joined Jordan and Pippen in the Bulls to form perhaps the most formidable Big Three in NBA history. The trio won three NBA Championships in three years. After two tough years with the Spurs, Rodman was traded to the Bulls in October of 1995. Many thought that Rodman would not mesh well with Jordan and Pippen but they were wrong.
Dennis Rodman’s rebounding and defensive skills proved invaluable to the Bulls. Many consider Rodman the greatest rebounder of all-time. He played two more seasons in the NBA after winning his third championship in three years with the Bulls and in recent years, he received a lot of media attention because of his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
Widely seen as the best basketball player of all-time, Michael Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA with the Bulls and Wizards, winning six NBA championships and achieving other numerous accolades. Jordan retired for three seasons before coming back to the league in 2001 as a member of the Wizards for two years. He is the current owner of the Hornets and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.