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Dennis Rodman: LeBron James would be 'average' if he played in 90s

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01:59 PM ET 06.08 | The comparisons between LeBron James and Michael Jordan are seemingly never-ending, but Dennis Rodman thinks there shouldn't even be a discussion. In fact, Rodman went a step further, saying that if LeBron played back in his era, the four-time MVP wouldn't even be that special of a player. "It's really not a comparison. If LeBron was playing in the late '80s and early '90s, he would be just an average player," Rodman said Friday on "The Dan Patrick Show." "To do what Michael has done ... what he did was more charisma, there was more articulating 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 hell of player, I'll give him that. But to me Scottie (Pippen) and Michael are probably the two best one-two punches I've ever seen." Rodman went on to say that his Bulls teams would easily handle James' Heat.

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June 8, 2013  02:21 PM ET

Rodman is a perfect example of what happens to your brain on drugs

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June 8, 2013  03:14 PM ET
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He's not too far from being accurate on this.

Actually, Rodman is lightyears away from being accurate on this one

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June 8, 2013  03:36 PM ET

I totally agree with Rodman on this...

June 8, 2013  03:55 PM ET

Amen! Thank you Rodman.

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June 8, 2013  04:49 PM ET

I would love to see James, Wade and Bosh play against the Detroit Piston "Bad Boy" teams. Rodman, Laimbeer, and Mahorn would terrorise any player that got near the paint. Miami's "big 3" would be crying after the first quarter. Oh wait, they do that already.

The Detroit Pistons were rough and tough on Michael Jordan. But they made Jordan a better player. Because Jordan hated to lose to them. And he wanted to beat them. And in the end he did.

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June 8, 2013  06:23 PM ET

"Dennis Rodman: LeBron James would be 'average' if he played in 90s"...

All old guys say stuff like this. Except me, I can still Disco like it's 1999. Or was it 1979?

June 8, 2013  06:55 PM ET

Im no fan of LBJ but I can appreciate talent on the basketball court when I see it. What a ridiculous statement. I think people forget that LBJ is around 275lb's, thats more than most Centers in the league, not to mention that he is as fast as MJ. He would of shred through defenses in the exact same way as he does now. Of course he would get hit more often, but the guy is huge, he can easily handle himself. And as for the "bad boys", dont make me laugh, just because you can knock someone to the ground doesnt mean you can stop them. MJ was the perfect example, and LBJ is bigger, stronger, and just as fast as MJ.

June 8, 2013  07:30 PM ET

buwahahaha!

June 8, 2013  08:05 PM ET

I don't know about "average"...

Now, Chris Bosh - HE would have been average.

June 8, 2013  08:06 PM ET
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"Dennis Rodman: LeBron James would be 'average' if he played in 90s"... All old guys say stuff like this. Except me, I can still Disco like it's 1999. Or was it 1979?

Yeah - right up to where you would pull a glute on a spin.

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