5 Rockets players who were most like Dennis Rodman

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5. Steve Francis

Steve Francis‘ game was nothing like Rodman, I’ll be the first to admit. But Francis was a loose cannon on the court, much like Rodman.

Francis would curse at officials and even cursed during live in-game interviews with sideline reporters, as he had a hot temper, which was very Rodman-esque. Francis was a malcontent, and was very much capable of getting ejections.

Related Story. Why Francis would've joined Rodman in Vegas

Francis also butted heads with former Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Vundy, and later refused to enter a game for former Orlando Magic coach Brian Hill, which was further proof of him being a loose cannon.

Like Rodman, Stevie Franchise didn’t care about the statline, which he openly stated when asked about his offensive numbers taking a turn for the worse due to Van Gundy’s system.

Francis said, “If it trashes my reputation as a scorer, so be it. I’m happy that I’m at this point, that I’m on a team still playing for something.”

Francis was most like Rodman off the court, however, as he lived like a rockstar. Francis frequented strip clubs on a regular, and famously decided to go to the Super Bowl instead of catching the team flight to Phoenix, in advance of a game the Rockets had against the Suns.

There’s no denying that Francis would’ve joined Dennis Rodman in Vegas, if he were given the opportunity. And he certainly would’ve used a team-approved absence to party, which was certainly Rodman-esque.

Next: No. 4

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