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Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 10:40 am  |  161 responses

For Old Time’s Sake: Dennis Rodman

THE WORM…. Say what you want about Rodman’s off-court antics, this madman is the greatest rebounder in the history of the NBA. If you disagree, please bombard me with Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Shaq, etc.comparisons in the comments section. Rodman could barely hit a free throw and his J was about as silky as your grandmother’s (WNBA, D1 grandmas excluded) but he did have a career FG% of .521 which is incredibly efficient. He averaged 13 boards per game over his career, including 19 in the ’91-’92 season. Keep in mind this guy was 6’7″ 210lbs going up against 7-footers every night. Granted, Rodman probably scared 90% of them but still… G.rebounder.O.A.T. —– *BOX OUT*

-Schneezy

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  • The Philosopher

    The greatest rebounder who’s ever lived.
    Those who contend that Bill Russell is the greatest rebounder has a valid argument, too.

  • The Philosopher

    And, Schneezy is one of the all time coolest names…

  • pennydunk_1

    Fat Lever is the greatest rebounder of all time

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^the philosopher..
    no, no they dont sorry bro.. russell was not near the rebounder rodman was.. dude is the absolute best rebounder in the history of the nba.. if anyone else thinks other wise jus dont even comment cause u wont have valid arguements anyway

  • KB2412345

    one of the best to ever play. should forever remain amoung the top 50 bball players forever.

  • Ben

    Looks like a criteria to be the GOAT in something is that the player must be from your generation.

    Rodman’s best rebounding season is 1 more that Wilt’s (18.2 per) and Russell’s (18.6 per) worse and 3 less than Wilt’s career average (22.9 per) and equal to Russell career average.

    I don’t care about the size, a rebound is a rebound. You grab more boards, you are a better rebounder.

  • MikeC.

    Only dude in the world that plays better hungover with no sleep. The Worm was an original.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    the baddest of them all..

  • The Philosopher

    c_cantrell:
    Russell was so small, you know?

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    until i remember shawn kemp.. hmm.. urggh.. no still rodman is the baddest..

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    @ Schneezy: best video of the summer (yet)!!! The Worm was my man!!! So entertaining. So crazy. Madonna, Carmen Electra!!! Best player missing in the NBA Top50 of all time.

  • JoeMaMa

    Dennis Rodman, what a talent. Anyone remember him hitting 3s at the end of blowouts during his Bulls years? Anyways, if he didn’t have all the wildness about him, he’d be a HOF lock, which makes me ask the question: do skills alone guarantee a HOF placement, or do they count the other stuff too? Because Karl Malone just got in, and I’m pretty sure Rodman never slept with a 13 year old. I wonder…will he get in?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    This man was the ultimate hustle machine. Major props.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Dennis was in another class of rebounder/defender than most guys before him and since. He tracked balls better than anyone, had those triple tip/jumps that frustrated all the big guys that could only get one jump to his three and for real, when he was focused and fiery, dude was monstorous. All that being said, he was also a great help defender and probably, most surprisingly, a very efficient passer. Hated him as a Piston (cause he was beating the Bulls over and over), grew to like and respect him more him in San Antonio, loved the sh*t out of him in Chicago and missed his fire when he flamed out in LA and Dallas. An all-time legend and a should-be HOF’er in less than two voting seasons. The Worm should be held in the highest regard.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^Ben..
    rodman was 6’7″ and a hair over 200 lbs.. russell was 6’10″.. wilt was 7’1″ and weighed better than 300 lbs at one point.. russell and chamberlain plaid against non agressive, non physical, centers and forwards who most times did not stand higher than 6’8″.. rodman plaid against 7 footers almost every game of his career in a much more physical, agressive style of play in the nba.. if rodman would have plaid in the years of wilt and russell he would average more boards than both of them without much competition honestly

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^eboy..
    words of truth man.. words of truth

  • Ben

    @KB2412345: He was not on the 50 greatest players list
    http://www.nba.com/history/players/50greatest.html

  • http://TWITTER.COM/K1NGTUT TOMMY V

    WILT AND RUSSELL ALSO PLAYED IN THE GOALTENDING ERA AS WELL. NOT TRYING TO DISCREDIT THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, BUT THEY WOULD NOT HAVE PUT UP THOSE KIND OF NUMBERS IN THE SAME ERA AS THIS MAN HERE. RODMAN WAS THE ABSOLUTE BEST REBOUNDER TO PLAY IN THE LEAGUE. HE COULD GUARD 2-4S. DUDE WAS A BEAST

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^the philosopher..
    yeah he was somewhat short.. he was listed as 6’9″ but most of the time 6’10″ and he weighed around 240.. but if its size u wanna talk about rodman was only 6’7″ and weighed 210.. huge difference so the argument of size also goes in rodmans favor

  • tavoris

    MikeC-Barkley might have the title of the best drunken baller ever.

    Rodman was one of the few players who dominated a game without any of the sexy stats. He guarded all the frontcourt positions. He and Pip were without peer defensively.

  • The Philosopher

    Rodman is the greatest rebounder ever.
    Russell is in his class, though.
    Maybe that’s what I should have said originally.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    hanamichi sakuragi.

  • Ben

    @c_cantrell: The average height of NBA players has not changed in the last 25 years. I can only assume it was about the same thing in those years. Where do you get the idea guys were smaller back in the days?

    http://www.nba.com/news/survey_2006.html

  • http://google c_cantrell

    russell was the greatest of his era maybe.. but not in the same class as rodman.. there has never been a rebounder like rodman ever in the nba so i would say he gets a class all to himself.. he deserves a spot in the hall of fame

  • Ben

    Just to be clear, I’m not saying Rodman was not a great rebounder, just not the greatest

  • http://google c_cantrell

    just to be clear i am saying rodman was a great rebounder and also the greatest

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^tommy v.. dude take the caps of no one likes reading tht crap

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    That’s crazy how many rebounds he average in the 91-92 season. Damn. Why don’t we ever see anyone averaging that much anymore? It’s so rare nowadays that if anyone gets a 20 rebound game its considered a rare feat when people use to get it all the time. On another note, I’m actually more surprised of the fact he took so many 3′s .hahahaha

  • http://google c_cantrell

    just to be clear, i am saying that rodman was a great rebounder, and also just simply the greatest

  • The Philosopher

    c_cantrell:
    I agree that Rodman should be in The Hall.
    Russell has been in The Hall for a many a year.
    Theoretically, Rodman isn’t in Russell’s class.

  • newzealanderinlondon

    Dennis Rodman’s Bad As I Wanna Be – greatest book ever by an NBA player – Magic Johnsons Bio was also great. Rodman – had the heart of LION!

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^the philosopher..
    realistically according to the game of basketball russell is not in the same class as rodman (as far as rebounding goes)

  • The Philosopher

    c_cantrell:
    Realistically AND factually… he is.

  • http://twitter.com/belloblock belloblock

    for old time’s sake…Rodman just played in the AND1 game in Japan lol. He said it might be his last time on the court…

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^the philosopher..
    he is a better defender, scorer, winner, and player but not a better rebounder so give it up

  • The Philosopher

    c_cantrell:
    Russell a better defender than Rodman?
    And, I never said that Russell is a better rebounder than Rodman.

  • newzealanderinlondon

    Dude was also homeless roaming the streets of Dallas at age 19 – then he grew from 5 “10 to 6 “8 in one damn summer – played NAIA basketball and went on to win NBA championships! – Just a good book to read.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^the philosopher..
    that is only point that i am trying to make moron have u not been reading my comments

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^the philosopher..
    that is the only point that i am trying to make.. i never said he as a better player than russell.. pay attention son.. have u not been reading my comments

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^the philosopher..
    that is the only point that i am trying to make.. i never said he as a better player than russell.. pay attention son.. have u not even been reading my comments

  • Overtime

    @Schneezy: Im glad u picked this mix, ive liked it for a while, music suits Rodman to a tee.

    Rodman, most unique guy ever, unstoppable, truly unstoppable. Excellent

  • http://google c_cantrell

    rodman went to southeastern oklahoma state uni. in durant, ok.. i currently am going to the same college and a couple of my cousins and uncles went to school with him and said he was a super cool guy and fun to hang out with.. down to earth and everything

  • The Philosopher

    And I agree with your point that Rodman is the best rebounder.
    I respectfully disagree with ANOTHER point you are trying to make in which you said that Russell is not in the same class as Rodman as far as rebounding goes.
    I am paying attention, I have been reading your comments.

  • unrel

    he should be in the HALL… it’s a shame he’s not..

  • http://google c_cantrell

    i would say russell is number 2 but by a pretty big gap.. but i respect your opinion.. but i believe my in my opinion and u believe in yours so lets just agree to disagree agreeably

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    i’m picking worm as a defender because of his flexibility to guard from 2-5..

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^J..
    russell is the best defender in the history of the nba bro

  • WangChung

    The dive at 3:10 changed my life.

  • The Philosopher

    c_cantrell:
    Have it your way, brethren.
    You have to have patience, for patience is indeed a virtue.
    Patience is the companion of wisdom.
    (Saint Augustine)
    Now, right at this moment I can expose your contradictory ways and statements, even on this thread, but you are still learning the game, and what have you.
    Once your wisdom catches up to your ambition, you will be able to truly spread your wings AND flourish.
    Good luck to you.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    c_cantrell, yeah maybe.. but my choice is worm..

  • Darius (Eastern Michigan’s Future)

    should b a HOF

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^the philosopher..
    i am an avid studier of the game and have been for years and from reading your comments over the past couple of months i believe i know a great deal more about the game of basketball than u do.. dont insult me when i simply agree to disagee with u the nice way.. i can point out flaws and contradictions in your point whereas i have none.. do not question my basketball or nba wisdom when u simply do not know what u are talking about

  • The Philosopher

    c_cantrell:
    You don’t have to prove anything to me…
    I regret that you feel insulted, for I was just attempting to aid you along your travails.
    You feel insulted, but actually, you tried to insult me. T
    Then when I put you in your place, you try to become all nice and innocent.
    I’m telling you something good.
    Take it like the adult that you think you are.

  • http://eastofeden55@hotmail.com JDubb

    One of the greatest rebounders of all time… yup.
    One of the most entertaining players to watch of all time… definitely.
    Nice to see the pistons highlights.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Y’all are funny.

  • The Philosopher

    @c_cantrell:
    And I wasn’t referring to your “basketball” or “NBA” wisdom (or lack thereof).
    I was referring to life wisdom, in which you CERTAINLY lack, but…
    You are not ready for me, yet.
    One day, though… maybe.

  • Mr. Robinson

    cosign allenp

  • http://sfjdkldsfl.com Jukai

    Ref blows the whistle:
    The Philosopher clearly WAS trying to be insulting. His claiming he wasn’t trying to be insulting results in a technical. c_cantrell earns two freethrows and gets the ball for the next possession.
    Now let’s keep this game going!!!

  • http://sfjdkldsfl.com Jukai

    Dennis Rodman was nice but people (like Eboy) tend to overstate Rodman’s worth. Dude could do two things: Rebound and lock down his man. That’s… really it. I remember Rodman very well on the Bulls, the dude would actually NOT play EVEN THE SLIGHTEST bit of help defense so he could box out his man and get in position for a rebound. That’s fine and all, but don’t say he had great weakside D.
    He also was sort of a terrible passer. I mean, he made nice passes occassionally, but he really never saw anyone. You remember him grabbing rebounds and then taking a few steps outside so he could find someone to pass it to.
    Lemme not take anything away from the dude though. He could lockdown the best of them. His rebounding numbers seem surreal. I just question whether he actually IS the best rebounder of all time, cause that’s really all he did. If Moses Malone or Chamberlain or Kareem or Hayes or Russell just STRICKLY went for rebounds and did nothing else throughout the entire game, wouldn’t their rebounding stats be that much more impressive?

  • era

    should have been be 1st ballot HoF both Basketball and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

  • The Philosopher

    Lol @Jukai @12:40p.m.
    Where’s my freethrows?!?!
    He called me a moron.
    Ha Ha!!!

  • larrylegend

    That’S my man!!! (and pip). as a youngster i wanted to be like him (basketball wise), just for the simple reason because i wanted to play as long as i could. with a center 3 inch taller and a sg who pops away every time he gets the ball, that was the way for me. and i never was substituted back then. also, rodam and comeback-mj installed the nba we knew today, 1.entertainment, 2. sports.

  • larrylegend

    @jukai: just 2 things, thats fine with me, because D wins chips, and who controls the boards, most of the time controls the game. u don’t win because u make one more basket, u win because u get one less basket….

  • The Philosopher

    I know it’s old now, but I truly wasn’t trying to be insulting.

  • http://sfjdkldsfl.com Jukai

    larrylegend: Yer right. Rodman did everything important things. I’m just saying, let’s not suddenly start saying Rodman was dropping three bombs all over the place.

  • Double J

    Dude had no fear, lovin’ on his shaq tackle at :35 in.

  • hammer

    @eboy 11:07 comment. As a bulls fan,completely agree w/u on every single point. No doubt a gr8 defender. Could hold his own against anybody. His tactics alone infuriated opponents like zo and n the 96 finals against brickowski. Fun 2 watch him play and his rebounding flair was a thing 2 watch. It was nice 2 c him w/the gold cowboy hat @ pips hof ceremony. 1 of those players that u despised as a opponent but luved as a teammate. Now…how bout a penny, nick van excellent or a baby jordan for ol times sakes slam?

  • http://p p

    i bet you any type of money if it had not been for the hair, the tatoos, the attitude, he would be a hof’er no doubt. let’s be real; the hall of fame DOES NOT want someone like rodman looking the way that he does in their hall of fame. one hell of a player…damn shame he won’t be on the ballet in the forseeable future

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^the philosopher..
    its ok man i understand u try to make others feel foolish to cover up your own ignorance.. i understand that and im ok with that.. and about life wisdom lol dude u couldnt make it in the life i live.. u would be out in the woods with a bullet n your head by now.. u dont understand how life is where i live so dont try n act like u can aid me in any kind of way ok.. jus sit down.. uv had your say so now its time for u to shut up

  • The Philosopher

    c_cantrell:
    YOU… LOVE… ME.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^jukai..
    thanx for the support bro and u do make a very valid argument about the greatest rebounder of all time (unlike others) but also shouldnt we judge them on what they did instead of they could have done? not insulting your comment at all but just a thought

  • youngmuggsy

    All those saying Wilt and Russell were the best because of stats should consider the fact that teams took considerably more shots back then and shot much lower %s. There were simply more rebounds to grab back in the 60s.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^the philosopher..
    ignorance

  • The Philosopher

    Well, since you are keeping it going.
    You don’t have to feel foolish or insulted on my account.
    It is obvious that you have felt those things long before this exchange between us, I mean, many people feel EXACTLY the way you tend to feel.
    There are professionals who specialize in those afflictions.
    I can provide you a couple of emails if you would like.
    Again, I’m here to help you.

  • The Philosopher

    Let me change it up a little.
    What makes you so sure about my pedigree in the field?
    If you only knew and understood how IGNORANT YOU sound.
    I’m okay with that, because you are NOT out of character. At all. If it were another commenter, I probably would be a little more intrigued, you know?

  • rashado

    rodman total career rebounds: 11,954

    bill russell total career rebounds: 21620

  • http://google c_cantrell

    dude just sit down ok.. just shut up lol your almost entertaining.. u know ppl like actually make others feel better about themselves.. u have exposed to everyone on this site your ignorance.. keep it up lol

  • The Philosopher

    Thanks.
    At least we have SOMETHING in common.

  • Overtime

    Remember at the beggining of this post when people would talk abou basketball?

  • Ben

    How tall is too tall to be the greatest rebounder?

  • Mr. Robinson

    c-cantrell just got owned.
    why do you look to other people to bail you ou all of thi time?
    HA!!!!!!!

  • http://google c_cantrell

    mr. robinson..
    in what way did i get owned and n what way did i look to other ppl to bail me out n how do i do it all the time?

  • http://twitter.com/queerballs dma

    Anybody remember in NBA Jam you could change the color of Rodman’s hair? He was on Joes VS Pros for an episode and they had a challenge on shooting free throws while walking on a treadmill. For being a 60% in-game FT shooter, he was making a good amount of them. And will you people stop arguing? someone’s gonna commit suicide.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    i wouldnt lose any sleep over any of these dudes doin that lol

  • http://slamonline.com Schneezy

    can’t we all just get along?

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    so…um…howa bout that Dennis Rodman fella…

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    @dma – dude, I totally remember that in NBA JAM (one of my favorite games EVER). He was still on the Spurs and only mildly crazy at that point right?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ c_cantrell: “russell and chamberlain plaid against non agressive, non physical, centers and forwards who most times did not stand higher than 6′8″
    With all due respect, WHAT are you talking about? What is this myth that when Wilt played the game, the only two great centers were him and Bill Russell. Russell was a tad bit older, but when Wilt played there were tonnes of other great big men, who also rebounded the ball like crazy. Try Willis Reed, Wes Unseld, Walt Bellamy, Elvin Hayes, Jerry Lucas, etc. Even power-forwards like Dave Debusschere were averaging over 10 rebounds a game. There were GREAT big men in the era of Wilt Chamberlain. If you think those guys were “non-aggressive and non-physical”… Then I don’t know what to tell you.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Also, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell are the best rebounders ever. Yes, Rodman is pound-for-pound the greatest rebounder of all time, but that doesn’t mean he IS the greatest. Chamberlain and Russell are better because of their size. And numbers.

  • Brian

    Rodman was a phenomenal outlet passer.

  • tavoris

    @wayno-Rodman was waaaay past mildly crazy before he even got to the Spurs.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^teddy the bear..
    im not arguing anymore with u morons lol..
    ready my comments earlier and they will answer all the questions your inferior mind could ask.. i have very well proved my point already and if u do not possess the knowledge to understand my arguement then there is nothing else that can be said to help u

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^read not ready

  • http://google c_cantrell

    and also size has absolutely nothing at all to do with how good a rebounder a player can be.. u just completely discredited yourself from this arguement

  • http://sfjdkldsfl.com Jukai

    c_cantrell: It’s interesting you say “shouldnt we judge them on what they did instead of they could have done?”
    Because Russell/Chamberlain both averaged over twenty a game, yet you are trying to bring their accomplishments down. Of course their rebounding stats were superior due to ridiculous athletical advantages, the ability to camp in the lane, and the fact that more shots were taken back then.
    But it is a fact that Rodman’s sole focus on offense was to box out and grab rebounds. He was a little better about it in Detroit, but I remember his San Antonio/Bulls days, he’d stand still and wouldn’t help on defense cause he was worried he’d lose out his positioning for the rebound. That was Dennis Rodman in a nutshell.
    He may very well be the best rebounder ever. But I think if Hakeem or Robinson decided they were going to do nothing but rebound, they’d come pretty damn close to Rodman’s accomplishments.

  • Billy Sunday

    Lafayette “Fat” Lever

  • youngmuggsy

    @Teddy: Russell and Wilts numbers were inflated due to the fact that teams shot the ball far more frequently and converted a lower %. They probably are the greatest rebounders ever but talking rebounds per game isnt the way to argue that.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^jukai..
    like i said i understand your point.. and yes i know that if all these others would have dedicated to solely rebounding as rodman was they would have been just as good if not better than him.. but that is speaking in terms of what could have been.. with rodman we dont talk about what he could have done or well of a rebounder he could have been we talk bout what he did do and how good of a rebounder he was.. these other players didnt dedicate themselves to rebounding as rodman did therefor they were not as great but if they would have then yeah they could have been as good a rebounder as rodman.. do u understand my reasoning here?

  • Mark Lewis

    Eboy has said all that needs to be said!!

  • hangtime Hec

    No c_cantrell. No one does.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    anyone who does understand my point after i have broke it down several times is ignorant and not even worthy for a response

  • total scrotal implosion

    Cantrell once again shows why he is a short bus rider. ‘plaid’ many times. Yet, says he is in college. Wow, they just let anybody in dont they?

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    THE WORM!!! One of my all time favorite players.. The pioneer of the “take no $h!t” attitude, and “sticking it” to Mr. Stern… An act, that is giving his followers alot of fines and suspentions.. Great rebounder and defender.. I loved watching him play a full game without a single shot attempt..

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^tsi…
    stfu retard

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Man, I could watch that video all day long..

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    @tavoris – I guess I meant “mildly crazy” in terms more relative to how crazy he was later on in his career. Dude was a nut-case the whole time, he just gradually started acting more crazy as time went on.

  • total scrotal implosion

    And yes cantrell, if anyone does understand ur point, they are ignorant…. And how u gonna call me a retard? At least I know the difference between ‘played’ and ‘plaid’. What did u have to do to get in to that sihtty college, open the door?

  • Javvy

    Should be in the HALL

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Dont feel too bad Cantrell, T.S.I. has told everybody at one time or another that they ride the “short bus”. It is his “go to” line that he uses over and over. I went to school with a mentally retarded kid that always pointed and shouted “hot sauce!” whenever anybody cussed. (his parents put hot sauce in his mouth when he cussed). I just wish someone would alert the Special education aide in computer class, let him/her know hes not playing nice with his unimaginary friends..

  • http://google c_cantrell

    dude lol i could care less how i type on the freakin computer and bossterry yeah i know iv heard this short bus stuff several times n it gets older every time i hear it.. i meant doesnt understand

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Man, oh man…
    Slam, Slam, Slam….

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    (gently pats t.s.i. on the head) He is trying soo hard to interact with real people, hes soo brave..

  • Mr. Robinson

    YOU STILL GETTIN’ OWNED!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Loved this clip. Lets see some highlights on the X-man next!

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Im not bailing anybody out. I didnt even read into the argument thats going on, so I dont know whose right or wrong, Im just tired of t.s.i. being an @$$hole to everyone..

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Rodman is the best rebounder of all time. Wilt and Russell played against less agressive and physical players, plus lets be honest it was different back then. More whites play basketball so to me the rebounding stats were out of wack anyway. I am not wrong, Think about Babe Ruth he hit alot of homeruns, but he did not play against the Negro league at that time. Josh Gibson hit more home runs over the life of his career than anyone playing baseball, but because he did not play in the white MLB at the time. He’s overlooked. I feel Babe Ruth is overrated because he was just better than the talent he had to go against. I feel the same about Wilt/Russell their talent superceded not playing against the best. There was alot of factors for alot of good players not playing in the NBA at the time. It was too easy for them. I feel Russell would be Chris Bosh now and Wilt would be Hakeem, but need talent around to win. THats my opinion, also Rodman only focused on rebounding because that was his job, and he was good at it. Rodman could score, his college days he was actually an all around player, but in the NBA he found a nitch and excelled. RODMAN IS THE GREATEST REBOUNDER EVER and should be in the HALL OF FAME, before Joe Dumars and alot of others, but I will not go there.

  • JTaylor21

    Rodman is the GREATEST/BEST rebounder of all-time due to his height and the era he played in. If dennis played back when wilt and russel were playing he would easily be the third tallest player and avg. 25 BOARDS a game. Not trying to take anything away from wilt and russel but if they played today, they would be lucky to avg. 13 boards a game. I’m still surprised that people don’t give more respect to the second greatest rebounder of all-time; MOSES MALONE. Dude was a straight up menace on the offensive glass; he has 6,731 offensive rebounds and the next closet is 2,000 offensive rebounds away. Talk about being heads and shoulders above the rest. Top 5 rebounds of all time goes like this; 1. Rodman 2. Malone 3. Russel 4. The Big E 5. Wilt

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    @ the seed- Agreed.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Why does being tall make you a worse rebounder? Steve Francis averaged 7 boards a game; if he was taller, he probably could have averaged 10. Does that make him a better rebounder than Amare Stoudemire?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    c_cantrell: We’re idiots because we’ve never heard of WILLIS FREAKING REED and other GREAT CENTERS during Wilt Chamberlain’s era, that you seem to ignore because every center and power-forward was under 6’8? Do you even know what you’re talking about?

  • JTaylor21

    @Teddy-the-Bear yes. Even my grandfather can be a better rebounder than Amare. How you gonna bring up Amare’s name when talking bout rebounding. You should take a 30 minute timeout just for that.

  • JTaylor21

    Or better yet, NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!

  • total scrotal implosion

    Cantrell earned his lifetime pass on the short bus. And the only ones who got passes have earned them. Mostly for making outrageous statements, or for failing while trying to look smart, thats how cantrell got his pass today. And jukai the other day when he tried to look smart and use ‘per se’ but he failed and typed ‘PER SAY’. His caps, not mine. I find it highly comical when one is attempting to showcase their intelligence, but instead fail, and look like a fool.

  • total scrotal implosion

    Teddy is correct, but could have found a better example than franchise vs amare

  • Ben

    c_cantrell: Can’t you see what Teddy-the-Bear is telling you? Don’t you know anything about Willis Reed, Wes Unseld, Walt Bellamy, Elvin Hayes, Jerry Lucas, Dave Debusschere, Nate Thurmon etc.

  • http://sfjdkldsfl.com Jukai

    The hell? These Old TIme’s Sakes have continuously lead to fantastic basketball conversation. This one failed miserably.
    Cantrell, I get yer point
    total scrotal implosion: You meant to say “that’s” which is short for “that is.” There aren’t multiple “thats.” You must be the small bus driver. This isn’t a college thesis, kid, people shouldn’t have to spell check everything they write and make sure there aren’t any typos.

  • Mr. Robinson

    AND HE’S STILL GETTIN OWNED!!!
    Its a wrap for you, homie.
    Its over.
    You lost your credibility before u gat it !!! LOLOLOLOLOl!!!
    cantrell. another victim of dumbass – ness

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    Waoh, what a poor debate here 2day 4 The Worm’s OTS. He deserved better…

  • total scrotal implosion

    Jukai, my leaving out an apostrophe is because im on my phone. That is vastly different than when u tried to look smart with, ‘PER SAY’, and cantrell repeatedly using ‘plaid’, while also stating he is at the same college the worm went to. Nice try, but a swing and a miss.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ JTaylor: My point was, even a poorish rebounding big man in Amare Stoudemire is a better ACTUAL rebounder than a very good but undersized rebounder. Did I say Amare was a good rebounder, Mr. Soup N@zi?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Worm should be in the Hall, no doubt. But he isn’t the best rebounder of all time.

  • JTaylor21

    That’s not the point,what I’m getting at is that you can’t use Amare as a point of reference when talking about rebounding. Also how does a poor rebounding big guy be better than a very good but undersized rebounder? That makes absolutely no sense at all. If a 6-8 guy like Magic avg. 7 rpg for his career while a 6-10 big like Amare avg. 9 rpg, that makes Magic the better rebounder in my opinion due to the fact that he’s the shorter and less physically imposing of the two. Same analogy as to why Rodman is the greatest rebounder of all time. For him to be able to accomplish what he did at that height and build battling against guys that are 3-4 inches taller and 30-50 pounds heavier is nothing short of legendary. For a guy to avg. 19 rpg in the early nineties which is also considered the best big man era at 6-8 should be more than enough to dispel the doubters.

  • http://sfjdkldsfl.com Jukai

    total scrotal implosion: Okay, yer on your phone. Sure. Okay kid. Keep on riding that bus.

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  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ JTaylor: I get your point, and Amare is not a good analogy but OBVIOUSLY size matters. A “poor rebounder” is a poor rebounder, you’re right. I concede.
    But Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell are PHENOMENAL rebounders! 9 assists and 7 assists per game is a way smaller difference than Wilt’s career 22.9 rpg to Rodman’s 13.1 rpg. Or Russell’s 22.5 rpg. Those are huge differences.
    Would Wilt be the rebounder he was if he was only 6’7? No. Would Michael Jordan be the player he was if he was 6’0? No. But they WERE as tall as they were, and they used that to their advantage.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    (Michael Jordan not having anything to do with rebounding, but hopefully you get my point anyways).
    Also, if we’re talking great undersized rebounders, I am even tempted to put Wes Unseld ahead of the Worm. Worm guarded 2-4; is it really harder to box a small-forward out (I know he had to battle centers too when the shots went up), than it is for someone like Wes Unseld to continually have to outbox the Wilt Chamberlains and Willis Reeds whom he was guarding EVERY NIGHT? Wes Unseld was 6’7 too, and he played the center position, and guarded the center position. To me he is the greatest rebounder at his height. Numbers aren’t everything, but for Unseld to average 14.0 rpg at his height, playing against the guys he did, is incredible.

  • http://Slamonline.com Schneezy

    @ the philosopher…much love, bro…much love.

  • dez

    didn’t understand why this video had 100+ comments, but then saw the kindergarten argument that took place, and it all made sense.

  • Robb

    Dennis was an absolute beast. Best rebounder ever. Period.

  • Nicholas

    Would y’all just stop rapping Worm’s Old Time’s Sake already?

  • larrylegend

    and don’T forget of his mental warfare and crowd involving actings, he was the full package devensively! it was funny to see worm applaude mailman on the HoF ceremony, still having 97/98 before the inner eye.

  • larrylegend

    or just ask the man i borrowed my nickname from, who doesn’t tend to glorify. pip and worm on the same team wasn’t fair…

  • EJ

    Rodman is the GOAT rebounder, Wilt and Bill played with midgets, Rodman was smaller than the guys he went up against.

  • pd7

    Rodman is a Hall of Fame person!!!

  • Brown14

    One of my favourite things about Rodman was that he wore 91 when he went to the Bulls, because they’re the first 2 numbers you call in an emergancy

  • larrylegend

    was it not more like 9+1=10?

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^ben..
    yes retard i know more about nba legends and/or past time greats than what you could probably comprehend

  • http://google c_cantrell

    man lol t.s.i. must really know alot about short buses.. coincidence? na i dont think so lol

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^the seed..
    agreed 100%

  • Brian

    Statistically Rodman is one of the best rebounders in NBA history (w/out looking). To only focus on that sells him a little short.
    That jerk Charles Barkley often said he could have put up those kind of rebounding numbers if he didn’t focus on playing offense also. He has a point.
    Rodman is a tremendous player though and should be in the Hall.

  • nastierthanu4

    does anyone work a 9-5? I’m just sayin

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    According to Wikipedia, Bulls did not retire his number. That’s a bigger shame than him not being in the HOF.

  • http://slamonline.com Dave.

    This video is f#@$#^ sick.

  • http://slamonline.com Dave.

    > Charles Barkley often said he could have put up those
    > kind of rebounding numbers if he didn’t focus on
    > playing offense also. He has a point.
    I’m sure Worm could have played Barkley’s kind of offence had he concentrated soley on not playing defence, too. *AHEM*

  • http://slamonline.com Dave.

    Also, just want to point out – he flips both Mourning and Ewing to the ground with one arm. Holy smokes.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    What the frick… Wilt Chamberlain did NOT play against midgets. He played against GREAT, Hall of Fame big men! Just because you’re shorter doesn’t make you a better rebounder. Allen Iverson averaged 27 ppg for his career at a height of 6’0. Michael Jordan averaged 30 ppg at a height of 6’6. Does that make Allen Iverson the better scorer?!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I agree though, obviously–induct Worm into the Hall of Fame.

  • Dylan P.

    I dont know if you can call anyone the greatest of all time in anything. Rodman was defianatly the best rebounder during his career. But he nevver averaged 22 boards a game like wilt did. same is true for MJ. he never scored 100 points and average 50 and 25 a game. but wilt and MJ and Rodman were all the greatest at what they did.

  • IknowImRight

    Hes still a drag queen!

  • http://www.comcast.net luke brown

    Rodman played in an era where doninant centers did not exist. He swished his ass down the court like a woman as he walked down the court. I never noticed this until my brother pointed this out. We laughed because Rodman was a “flaming” joke.

    If he played against Wilt, Russell, Unseld or Thurman he would have been a marked man for his antics. One of those guys would have purposely squashed him like a bug. He would not have been been permitted in the paint against these guys.
    Wilt , Russell , Jabbar were all far superior rebounders.

    He would have been purposely smacked in the face like Kermit Washington did when he broke Rudy T’s face. What Kermit did to Rudy was unconscionable. However, you can bet your ass somebody would have taken him out in that era.
    He would not have even survived !

  • http://www.comcast.net luke brown

    So many people think that the centers of today are bigger than in the Wilt and Russell and Kareem eras. They fail to realize that the NBA adds two inches to all heights as player are measured in shoes.

    Here are the 1992 dream team team measurements without shoes as Olympic rules dictate.
    Michael Jordan- 6 ft4
    Magic Johnson – 6 ft 7
    Larry Bird- 6’9
    John Stockton – 5 ft 10
    Clyde Drexler- 6 ft 5
    Chris Mullin- 6 ft 5
    David Robinson- 6 ft 11
    Hakeem Olajuwon- 6 ft 10
    Patrick Ewing – 6 ft 9
    Charles Barkley- 6 ft 4 5/8
    Scottie Pippen- 6 ft 6 1/2

    Many think that Ben Wallace is 6’9″.
    Here is a piece from a reporter-

    NBA True Height Index by David Lewin, 6/27/06.

    Ever wonder how teams missed Ben Wallace? I did. From what I can tell it was fairly simple. Wallace measured at 6’7 in pre-draft workouts.”

    I had a friend who played alongside Wallace at Virginia Union. He said , man we got this guy Ben Wallace and he blocks everything that I put up and he is only 6’6″ like me.
    I have seen Wallace’s height listed as low as 6’5 -6’6″ and 6’7″ is the highest true height that I ever saw for him.

    Dwight Howard is not 6’11″. He is 6’9″ and not half the presence that was Russell was.

    Rodman was appropriately called the worm andif had he played when hand checking and pushing was allowed he would have been mutilated on purpose. He would have been stepped like a worm.

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