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Dennis Rodman Says LeBron Would Be Average if He Played in 80s/90s

by Robert Littal | Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2013
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I think every athlete is protective of their eras.

Especially when new players come into the league and receiving the shine they use to have. I don’t play the “What If” game, I try to stick to the here and now, but Dennis Rodman isn’t overly impressed with LeBron James.

“If LeBron was playing in the late ’80s or early ’90s,” Rodman said, “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,”

“Look at those teams [when Rodman played]. Look at the Cleveland Cavaliers. Look at Golden State when they had Chris Webber and all of those guys. If those teams then could play now, they would kick anybody’s ass today. Are you kidding me?”

“The Heat has better talent than we had, but we had smarter players,” Rodman said. “We would match up with the Heat easy. I would take Bosh out of his damn game easy. That’s not even a problem. How would Dwyane Wade match up with Scottie Pippen? Really? Scottie Pippen would guard LeBron easy. How are you going to cover those two guys [Jordan and Pippen]?”

“If I was 28 years old guarding LeBron … are you kidding me?” Rodman said. “If he scored on me, I would be like, OK, thanks. Guess what, though? Sooner or later, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose, and most of the time I don’t lose.”

Prime Rodman or Pippen guarding Prime LeBron, would have been a sight to behold. But, once again it is different eras and different times, so who knows how LeBron would have worked back then, just like no one knows if Michael Jordan would be averaging 40 PPG now.

But, since we have to “Embrace the Debate” these conversations will always take place.

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  1. Tito Tino says:

    I do not think lebron would have been average. he would have been one of the best in the league. That being said, the way todays game is officiated Jordan may have averaged high 30s to 40s. He would have to to the line at will. I do believe that Bulls team would beat this heat team too. Jordan in his prime Pippen in his Prime Rodman still dam good. Ron Harper was a great defender and better then chalmbers. Steve Kerr was better then Mike Miller or Battier or norris cole and prolly an old Ray allen too. Kukoc and battier maybe a push. Rodman better then Bosh. Centers are a push bc both teams centers stink, Luke Longley may be better then birdman or haslem or even a sissy bosh on the defensive end

  2. Jerry Jones says:

    He right though. Rodman would work Bosh real easy. He’d pull some Golddust gay shit on Bosh lol

  3. Tim says:

    Rodman is one SICK DUDE!

  4. ricardo says:

    Who really cares what Rodman thinks – other than the other weirdo from North Korea

  5. dewey041 says:

    These comments from a guy who once wore a wedding dress.

  6. Dan says:

    What a freak of f-in nature

  7. Carolyn Taylor says:

    Rodman sit down and shut up. You look like something the cat dragged out of the closet

  8. earnlat says:

    Great conversation, be thinking about what Rodman said all day. LJ is an incredible ball-player, and would be outstanding when ever or where ever he played. But, Michael he was equally awesome, Don’t forget he left and came back, still awesome. Rodman managed to be a part some of Michael’s glory years. He played with MJ, he’ll always believe nobody will ever be that incredible. DR. J , he’d be able to play. It doesn’t matter when, all of these guys transcend great ball-players. They are the “hoop gods”.

  9. Rashad says:

    It’s funny how they pick the most ridiculous pics of Rodman for this article.

    Obviously the author wants to attempt to cut down the credibility of Rodman as a basketball player before people even read the article. SMH

  10. rod says:

    One strange dude!

  11. lisa says:

    DENNIS RODMAN, NEEDS TO GET OVER IT..DONT NOBODY CARE WHAT HE THINKS OR HIS OPINION..HE JUST WANTS TO BE RELEVANT, WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO IS FIX HIF LIFE AND GET HIS SHIT TOGETHER..HANGING OUT WITH THAT SICKO IN NORTH KOREA.YEH, HIS OPINION REALLY COUNTS…GO SOMEWHERE AND SIT DOWN …YOUR WASHED UP AND NOBODY CARES …..HATER!!!1

  12. Tyler says:

    Why are people attempting to insult his physical appearance? At least have something reasonably intelligent to say. Jesus Christ. That’s like Frosted Flakes claiming they’re better than Rice Krispies, and you idiots are worried about how Frosted Flakes looks. Shut the hell up.

  13. J.C says:

    Nice work picking the most ridiculous Rodman pic to discredit him right from the start. Against the legends in the 80s and early 90s, I have to go with Rodman in this one. People today have been overlooking how unbelievably they were in the defense, so in their prime, Pippen and Rodman can definitely guard and shut down LeBron and make him look average, while prime Jordan would score at will. At least, I would choose his word over random basketball newbies commenting online, especially considering he played with His Airness Michael Jordan himself.

    With so few kids these days bothering to go out and play hoops with friends, as most would be playing indoors with their Xbox 360s, it’s going to be harder to produce legends who work all their life, playing basketball against other players who work just as hard, if not harder.

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