Do you know who the focus of Episode 3 ESPN’s Chicago Bulls documentary entitled, “The Last Dance” was? Yes, it was indeed Dennis Rodman! In this episode, he told his belief that he was an indispensable member of the team’s second three-peat in the late 90s. Do you think it’s not?
Rodman has argued that without him the team would not have had a win. He has claimed while Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were the stars of the Bulls teams, Chicago would not have another Larry O’Brien trophy if Rodman was not there.
By the way, another thing, did you know that Rodman also provided an instrumental frontcourt presence for Chicago? Yes, it is pretty amazing!
There were times where Rodman imposed his will on the boards when Bulls’ offence revolved around Jordan and Pippen. He tied an NBA Finals record for offensive rebounds in 1996, and he was the most important defender when the team matched up against the Utah Jazz in 1997 and 1998. Do you remember when Rodman went head-to-head with Jazz forward Karl Malone, routinely forcing Malone to work a little extra for his points? Wasn’t that nice?
Well, we cannot exactly tell whether the Bulls would have still won a title without Rodman but we cannot forget the great invaluable role he played for the game as showed in ”The Last Dance”. Let’s salute Dennis Rodman for that.