The never-ending GOAT debate has attracted the
attention of another basketball star. We hear people talking about LeBron James
and Michael Jordan all the time. Dennis Rodman shared his opinion on these two.
The Lakers star is a more prolific scorer than Jordan.
Both stars have made the postseason in 13 occasions. LeBron has won three NBA
titles and made the NBA Finals for eight consecutive seasons. Jordan won a
title and was named NBA Finals MVP in each of his six runs to the NBA Finals.
Rodman shared the same team with Jordan for three seasons. He can actually make the best difference between him and LeBron.
is not a Michael Jordan type,” Rodman told Business Insider in his extensive interview to discuss the new 30
for 30 ESPN documentary titled “Dennis Rodman: For Better or Worse.”
“LeBron’s a different type of player. I think LeBron’s
between Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen put together,
you know? I think LeBron is more like brute strength, stuff like that. And
Michael Jordan’s more like a racing car. Dancing with the ball, literally
dancing with the ball. So smooth, so at ease.”
Rodman played with the Bulls in the summer of 1995
several months after Jordan returned to the NBA after announcing his retirement
at the end of the 1992-93 season.
He had a huge role on the Bulls team that won three
championships in the period between 1996 and 1998.
Rodman admires LeBron, but still says that Jordan is
the greatest player to ever dominated the NBA court.
“If Michael Jordan didn’t come to the NBA, Scottie Pippen
would be in that place right there,” he added.
“So, I think that LeBron has all the great skills, great athlete,
probably one of the top five players that ever played a game. But you know,
Michael—Michael was different. Michael was different.”
scandalous life overshadowed his basketball game. He was a second-round pick in
the 1986 NBA Draft and won five NBA titles. Two of these came with the Detroit
Pistons in 1989 and 1990 before his success with the Bulls. Rodman was twice
named NBA Defensive Player of the Year.