Dennis Rodman: ‘simple’ for LeBron to be fruitful in today’s NBA

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LeBron James’ eagerness to take diversions off for rest demonstrates he’s not as “intense” as Michael Jordan, as per Jordan’s previous Chicago Bulls partner Dennis Rodman. Rodman reprimanded the Cleveland Cavaliers star amid a meeting with CBS Sports that publicized Tuesday, saying rest is evidence that he’s not at the same level as Jordan.

“You know what, LeBron’s doing one thing that I always said that Michael Jordan never did,” Rodman said. “He never rested. He played every game. LeBron has the position to do this now because they need him. The league needs him, and that’s why he’s doing all this crazy s— now, like bitching and complaining and all these bulls—.”

Rodman additionally said it has been “very easy” for James to prevail in today’s NBA, contrasting him with Jordan again by noting that the Bulls star “led the league in scoring 10 years in a row” when “that was hard” to do.

“Back then, when he was getting his ass whupped, I mean beat down every game, and then when he played against us [the Pistons], he said — guess what — ‘I gotta go back in the gym,'” Rodman said of Jordan. “And he got tough. He got tough, and he got great. And greater. So that’s it.”

James has never played every one of the 82 diversions in a season, and he has missed six of the Cavaliers’ 78 games this season. Jordan played the full slate nine times in his profession.

James defended the value of resting players when gotten some information about an issue that has been bantered about all season.

“It’s a long, strenuous season and the NBA does a great job of putting the schedule together as best as they can,” James said. “You’re going to have back-to-backs. You’re going to have certain games where certain things fall on certain nights, but a coach’s job is to figure out a way for their team to compete for a championship, not compete for a game.” James likewise said he doesn’t see rest as an issue that contrarily influences the NBA.

Brilliant State Warriors mentor Steve Kerr said something regarding Rodman’s remarks, punching the unbelievable rebounder for his history of on-and off-court issues.

“I saw Dennis Rodman was complaining about it,” Kerr told reporters Wednesday. “I got a kick out of that because Dennis was suspended for 15 games a year, anyway. The person got a lot of rest. Or, on the other hand [went to] Vegas or WrestleMania.  “He just took a night off whenever he wanted, so he can’t complain.”

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