Thoughts on Jordan and Pippen, staying out of the front office drama, Pistons vs. Bulls, Other

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When Dennis Rodman speaks, you may also listen.

The 5-time NBA champion joined WGN’s Pete McMurray for a casual but fun interview, so let’s analyze some of the highlights, along with some of my thoughts.

• First, Rodman, 59, still works out five times a week, which clearly means he’s in the form of a rebound. Do you think he could steal a board on Cristiano Felicio? My answer is: “Hell yes”. Now that it’s out of the way ….

• While many former Jordan teammates had a bone to choose from with the documentary from The Last Dance, Rodman seemed to be a huge fan: “Many players Michael plays with probably think he was so arrogant and arrogant, I just don’t think they understood what he was trying to do in that documentary. “Honestly, it’s funny how of all the teammates, Rodman seems to be one of Jordan’s biggest fans. If anything, you think their personalities would have collided, but I think there has never been even a little behind the scenes confrontation. .

• Having said that, however, he expressed disappointment with the way The Last Dance played Scottie Pippen. At the end of the interview, he made an effort to speak to his former teammate, saying that Pippen was clearly “the best player in the world” when Jordan first came out of the limelight. In addition, he said that the Jordan-Pippen duo is the best one-two punch in NBA history (which, I mean, is basically the equivalent of saying that the water is wet).

• As for all the front office drama, Rodman said he was never involved. After all, he had enough drama and insanity off the pitch. And because of his antics off the pitch, we often forget how much work he put behind the scenes: “I learned that hard work when I lived on the streets … I was washing cars, I was used to dirty work, I was working for UPS cleaning trucks, and this and that, because everything I did, I wanted to do it right. And then, when I went to Oklahoma, they taught me the values ​​of living, having a family and getting up in the morning at 5:30 … simply doing a lot of interesting things like that. Then when I got to the NBA, Chuck Daley embraced the whole work ethic. “

• Whether it’s Daley or Phil Jackson, Rodman has nothing but love for his former coaches. Daley acted like the father figure, while Jackson was a person who he believed understood him on a deeper level: “Phil only knew how I was at the time because my life changed so much … and I think Phil knew how training and how he works with me, and i think Phil just hugged him. “See, this is what makes Jackson an extraordinary coach. The boy wore the biggest NBA cap and got nothing but respect. Really impressive.

• What was it like to enter Chicago after playing once for the most hated team in the city? Perfectly well, according to Rodman: “I think I warmed up Chicago because I came here and did my job.” Simple, but 100% correct. Introduce yourself, get to work and Chicago will turn your back on you.

• Were pistons or bulls the best team to play for? Rodman: “I’m going to have to give Chicago the edge.” You’re damned right.

• What is the status update on Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman? “Today we still talk, and when I go back to Los Angeles, I think we will go out for lunch. Maybe we came up with some things and maybe, who knows, something could come out of it because we’ve talked about it in the last two months … who knows maybe we can get back together, who knows. ”The return of Carniss Electrod! We need this to be a reality show soon. If we have any TV producers out there, hit me and get to work.

Either way, feel free to listen to the soothing sound of Rodman’s voice in the entire interview here.

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