Dennis Rodman says LeBron would be ‘average’ player in ’90s, Heat couldn’t compete with his Bulls
Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman joined the show to talk about a wide variety of topics, including North Korea, the Miami Heat, his social life and
Rodman had very interesting comments on LeBron James: “If Lebron was playing in the late 80’s or early 90’s, he’d be just an average player.”
Rodman compared LeBron to Michael Jordan: “What [Jordan] did [shows] more charisma, he’s more articulate and stuff like that. LeBron is more like … there’s no flash to his game. He’s a great player, don’t get me wrong. He’s a helluva player. I’ll give him that but Scottie and Michael are one of the best one-two punches I’ve ever seen, dude.”
Rodman commented on how he’d match up with LeBron. “If I was 28 years old guarding Lebron,” Rodman said, “seriously dude. Are you kidding me? 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.”
Rodman compared his Bulls to the current Heat.
“It wouldn’t be no contest,” Rodman said. “The Heat has better talent than we had, but we had smarter players. … 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.”
Rodman thinks Jordan would dominate the game today with the softer defensive rules. “If he played the game today at 28 years old today he would average 40 points a game or more,” Rodman said. “He’d average that, easy.”