Sports analyst Chris Broussard just crowned Dennis Rodman as the 'greatest role player of all time'. Broussard recalled how great the former Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls star was during his best years, helping those two mentioned teams get to the top of the NBA.
The Fox Sports' talent talked about Rodman in his segment called 'You Kids Don't Know', and all the feats 'The Worm' achieved throughout his career. People would say that honor belongs to another player, but for Broussard, there is no better worker on the court than Rodman.
"He's the greatest role player of all time. He's probably the greatest rebounder of all time and he's one of the greatest defenders of all time. I'm telling you. You kids just don't know how good Dennis Rodman was.
"You look at him now, and you see video highlights from back in the day and you see the nose rings, the wild-colored hair, the mascara, lipstick, the painted finger nails, the wedding dress and you say, 'this dude was a baller?' Yeah, Dennis Rodman was a baller. Every generation we get a role player or two who really distinguish themselves without scoring a lot of points. Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala today. In the past, you had Derek Fisher or Robert Horry or Bruce Bowen or Bobby Jones, but the best one of all time, and I don't even think is close, is Dennis Rodman," Broussard said.
Broussard explained that Rodman was a 'rebounding genius' for the way he studied and perfected his rebounding technique, as well as the tenacious he showed whenever he went to fight for a rebound.
"Despite just being 6'7, Rodman led the NBA in rebounding for a record 7 straight years from 1991 to 1998. Not even Wilt Chamberlain or Bill Russell dominated the class like Dennis Rodman."
He then broke down Rodman's dominance, recalling he led the league in rebounding with more than 4 rebounds per game in four seasons, something that only was done by Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Moses Malone. However, none of those players did it more than twice.
Moreover, he said that Rodman was that good in an era where Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Alonzo Mourning, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Charles Barkley and Karl Malone played in the association.
Rodman was one of his kind. He embraced the role of rebounder and defender. He revealed on 'The Last Dance' that he was the guy doing the dirty work while Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were in charge of the offense.
One could say that title belongs to Robert Horry, but Rodman surely left the biggest mark on the game.