Dennis Rodman Says LeBron James Would Have Been ‘Average’ in the 80s and 90s

by June 07, 2013

Hall of Famer and all-around crazy person Dennis Rodman was asked to compare LeBron James to Michael Jordan. The Worm says there’s no comparison between his old teammate MJ and LBJ; Rodman then added that James would merely be “average” had he played back in his day. Per the Dan Patrick Show: “Rodman had very interesting comments on LeBron James: ‘If Lebron was playing in the late 80’s or early 90’s, he’d be just an average player.’ Rodman compared LeBron to Michael Jordan: ‘What [Jordan] did [shows] more charisma, he’s more articulate and stuff like that. LeBron is more like … there’s no flash to his game. He’s a great player, don’t get me wrong. He’s a helluva player. I’ll give him that but Scottie and Michael are one of the best one-two punches I’ve ever seen, dude.’ Rodman commented on how he’d match up with LeBron. ‘If I was 28 years old guarding Lebron,’ Rodman said, ‘seriously dude. Are you kidding me? If he scored on me, I would be like OK, thanks. Guess what, though. Sooner or later … somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose and most of the time I don’t lose.’ Rodman compared his Bulls to the current Heat. ‘It wouldn’t be no contest,’ Rodman said. ‘The Heat has better talent than we had, but we had smarter players. … I would take Bosh out of his damn game, easy. That’s not even a problem. How would Dwyane Wade match-up with Scottie Pippen? Really? Scottie Pippen would guard Lebron easy.'”