With Dennis Rodman being highlighted on the third and fourth episodes of The Last Dance, let’s take a look at five former Houston Rockets players who were Rodman-esque.
We’ve all been tuned in to The Last Dance, for a variety of reasons. For starters, we don’t have anything better to watch, as the NBA season is suspended for an unknown period of time. Many have also used the docu-series as a way of settling the Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James debate, which isn’t the best comparison considering how different their skillsets are. Houston Rockets fans have also used the ESPN special as a way of validating the Rockets’ two championships, which many believe wouldn’t have happened if Michael Jordan hadn’t retired.
There have been alot of Rockets ties to the series, particularly how the Rockets solved the issue of Scottie Pippen being the 122nd highest-paid player in the league. There was also an interesting Rockets-related moment during the first episode, as former Bulls general manager Rod Thorn stated that he would’ve selected Hakeem Olajuwon if the Bulls had the first pick in the 1984 NBA Draft.
The most recent episodes centered around Dennis Rodman, and how he ultimately became a member of the Bulls. Rodman’s career journey was on display, which included his rise to stardom with the Detroit Pistons and his failed stint with the San Antonio Spurs, who were coached by current Rockets assistant John Lucas.
It was also on display how Phil Jackson went to extreme measures to make Rodman feel acclimated, which even included allowing him to go on a leave of absence to Las Vegas, despite the season being underway at the time. With the focus most recently being on Rodman, let’s take a look at five former Houston Rockets players who were similar to Rodman, for a multitude of ways.
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