January 11, 2006

The top ten Dennis Rodman moments: and semi-related, the Art of War. The battle between blocks and dunks.

posted by panoptican to basketball at 01:32 PM - 13 comments

So, he's on (UK) Celebrity Big Brother? Egads. George Galloway I'd heard about. But I see Pete Burns is on there. Whoa.

posted by gspm at 02:17 PM on January 11, 2006

He could have been a really good basketball player for a long time, but instead he decided to devote his efforts to becoming a full-time spectacle. Everything he has ever done screams, "LOOK AT ME!"

posted by dyams at 03:35 PM on January 11, 2006

That Pete Burns is a scary looking fellow! Good match for Rodman.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:48 PM on January 11, 2006

He probably would have been a bit better if he had played his whole career like he played when he was with the Pistons.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:32 PM on January 11, 2006

Somebody recently told me that he thought Rodman was a better all-around defender than Ben Wallace. I disagreed with him. I would like to hear some thoughts about who you all think is the better all-around defender, just to settle this argument.

posted by the don at 05:52 PM on January 11, 2006

Eh, I'd take Wallace, I guess, but they were both pretty strong. Ben does it all over the court, while Rodman brought it in the paint. That's the main difference, as far as on-court performance anyways, far as I can tell. (There's a consistency advantage with Ben as well. Rodman would bring it only sometimes.) That'd be a fearsome twosome, though. They'd be shutting teams out. Literally.

posted by chicobangs at 06:15 PM on January 11, 2006

If Rodman would have taken his basketball career seriously, he would have gone down as the best all-time defender, period. Great hustle, fantastic rebounder, just relentless. Plus, all he really wanted to do was play defense and rebound. His attitude worked for him too, seeing as how he'd constantly get under opponent's skin and cause them to lose their focus.

posted by dyams at 07:33 PM on January 11, 2006

imho wallace cant even hold rodmans jock

posted by azdano at 09:31 PM on January 11, 2006

Wallace can't hold rodman's jock because it's probably filthy!! That thing probably needs its own CDC classification! I keed the worm, I keed!

posted by hincandenza at 11:09 PM on January 11, 2006

The best was during the Eastern Finals, (forget what year) Robert Parrish knocked him on his ass with a right hook!

posted by LiveWithIt at 11:43 PM on January 11, 2006

He may not appear to be, but Dennis Rodman is actually quite clever. He got some rings, marketed himself quite well (even if much of it was negative publicity), became a household name, and he made a lot of money. He might come off as some kind of lunatic with narcissistic tendencies, but he's made more money than I think I ever will - not that money is the goal of my life. Many of us try to find ways and schemes to gain some extra cash, Rodman found a way for himself. I really loved watching Rodman in the young years, when he had absolutely no expectations from the game. He played it the way it was meant to be played - with fun and enthusiasum. Does success change everything? You betcha!!!

posted by babooze808 at 12:47 AM on January 12, 2006

plus he bagged Madonna

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 06:16 AM on January 12, 2006

plus he bagged Madonna That puts him on a very long and not very distinguished list.

posted by HATER 187 at 07:53 AM on January 12, 2006

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