Highsnobiety

Dennis Rodman has played with some of the greatest players in NBA history, as The Last Dance spotlights. In light of the popular documentary chronicling Michael Jordan's final season, Rodman is speaking out about why MJ should not be compared to contemporary players like LeBron James.

During an appearance on Mike Tyson's podcast, Rodman explained why he believes Jordan is a much greater player than LeBron could ever be, and it's about much more than just skill. Essentially, it boils down to drive, which the NBA veteran believes LeBron can't come close to.

“[LeBron James] wasn’t bought up this way,” Rodman explained. “I had that desire to win, I didn’t give a shit what it took. I’ll do the dirty work, I don’t give a shit. At the end of the day that ring is more important. For [Michael Jordan] when he came up he had one thing [to do] – 'I’m going if I didn’t beat your ass and do my job.'”

Rodman went on to explain that for himself and MJ "it wasn’t about the money,” but rather about the "fire for the sport." You can watch the full interview below and skip to the seven minute mark to hear his comments on LeBron.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this YouTube video.

This isn't the only time Rodman has put those Jordan-LeBron comparisons to bed. In another recent interview with ESPN, Rodman went as far as to say that if James had played in the '90s, Scottie Pippen would have been considered a better player. "All these players today should thank Scottie Pippen [...] If LeBron was playing during the '90s, I'd still say Scottie Pippen was the second-best player behind Michael."

We Recommend
  • NBA Tunnel Fits
    How NBA Tunnel Fits Pushed Beyond The NBA And Hip-Hop Narrative
    • Culture
  • LeBron James wears Pharrell's Spring/Summer 2024 Louis Vuitton suit
    LeBron Is Finally (Officially) a Louis Vuitton Model
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    The 6 Sneakers Michael Jordan Wore When He Became a Champion
    • Selects
  • Lebron James Net Worth
    Basketball, Business, and Billions: Inside LeBron James' Net Worth
    • Culture
  • Drake wears a leather coat, black t-shirt, grey pants, and black leather shoes with glasses at Torrisi in New York
    For Better or Worse, Drake Is Dressing Like '90s Michael Jordan
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • spring fragrances
    A New Spring Fragrance Is the Ultimate Flex
    • Beauty
  • ASSET Butt skincare brand
    ASSET Is the Butt Skincare Brand We Can All Get Behind (EXCLUSIVE)
    • Beauty
  • Vans OTW 2024.
    Vans' Premium Label Is Taking the Past & Making It Better
    • Sneakers
  • Tyler the Creator x LV
    Tyler, the Creator For Pharrell's LV Is a Stroke of Genius
    • Style
  • Heaven By Marc Jacobs x ASICS sneaker
    These Dad Shoe Mary Janes Are Maybe the Most Stylish ASICS Ever
    • Sneakers
  • lionel messi adidas samba
    adidas' Samba Sneaker Just Got Messi
    • Sneakers
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.