Legendary basketball participant Dennis Rodman was a star on the court docket for the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls throughout his taking part in days within the 90s, nevertheless, the five-time NBA champion isn’t a lot of a fan of the league that helped him achieve his fame.
Throughout Rodman’s period, the NBA was recognized for its toughness. Throughout a latest interview on the “Full Send” podcast, Rodman says the league is tough to observe due to how a lot it has modified.
“I don’t know, it’s simply very arduous to observe as a result of when you’ve performed the sport the way in which we performed it depth, simply competitiveness,” Rodman mentioned by way of Clutch Points. “However now it’s extra like you already know I don’t need to watch gamers coming down taking pictures 50 footers, you already know. That’s not basketball.”
Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry and different three-point shooters have remodeled a league that was constructed on physicality within the paint into a brand new period the place groups now live-and-die by 3-pointers. Rodman, who was a key determine in Michael Jordan’s documentary “The Final Dance”, added that the NBA is “troublesome to observe, however plenty of youngsters adore it.”
Throughout Rodman’s last season with the Bulls in 1997-98, Chicago tried 11.7 three-pointers per sport. To place that into context, Curry tried 12.7 threes per sport whereas hitting 42.1 p.c of his pictures from beyond-the-arc.