Dennis Rodman most famously played for the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls, but how do his other stints compare to those?
The Detroit Pistons “Bad Boys” era remains one of the most infamous in the history of modern basketball, and Dennis Rodman was always a key piece to their back to back championship runs in the 1989 and 1990.
This will be highlighted in the next episodes of ‘The Last Dance’. The ten-part documentary highlighting Michael Jordan and the Bulls dynasty of the mid-90’s, a team that Rodman also played a key role in.
Because of this he has one of the more unique perspectives on the rivalry out of anyone else involved, and we’ll get to that later.
Rodman’s Hall of Fame career was headlined by off-court antics but more importantly, people always remembered him for his pure dedication and hustle every second that he was on the floor. No one was going to out rebound him, and no one was going to be able to score on him.
He never cared about being the star, he never cared about scoring the most points, he just wanted to play. He just wanted to show his teammates that he’s capable of helping them achieve whatever goal they set for themselves, no matter the obstacles.
During his illustrious career, Rodman played for five NBA teams. While some stints were more memorable than the other, the effort that he displayed never wavered. He was always the same high energy forward night in and night out.
So that’s not to say he played poor stretches with any team, but some just were too short and weren’t as memorable.