Dennis Rodman is arguably the greatest rebounder in NBA history and one of the fiercest defenders the competition has seen. The Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls legend never backed down to a challenge, going against anybody regardless of the height difference.
Hell, he even tried to fight Shaquille O'Neal once, and if it wasn't for Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, he would have gotten suspended. That shows how confident and fearless he was on the court, and Rodman is so convinced that he can go against anybody that even claimed he could have locked up two of the greatest players of this generation.
During a 2019 interview, Rodman was asked how he would approach guarding LeBron James and Kevin Durant. He had a similar response for both players, saying they're 'easy to play' and have no moves to show (6:06).
"You know who could lock up LeBron? Me, Mike, and Scottie could. F*ck yeah. I would have locked his a** up. LeBron is so easy to play. He’s so f*cking easy to play, he don’t have any moves. Only move he has is streak down the line. He ain’t got no moves. Where he going?? Where is he going that’s quick? That’ll be sh*t, you can stop that. Scottie Pippen would have shut his f*cking a** down quick before I get to him. His game is too simple, he’s just big. I’m 260 and 6’8” and 6’9”, that’s the only thing he got pretty much. I played against guys 7-foot, 300, so it doesn’t really matter."
When asked about Kevin Durant, Rodman replied: "KD, same thing. Once you get to know people’s game, it’s very easy to play them. They just long and tall."
Dennis was never afraid of a rival. He would do his job no matter what, thriving at it during his storied NBA career. These certainly will be great duels, but we'll never see Rodman going against Durant and LeBron. Still, he's very confident in his chances against the two incredible players.