Dennis Rodman: The Case For the Hall of Fame

September 2nd, 2010 by Allen Kim Leave a reply »

Dennis Rodman was a candidate to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this past summer. 

For a player who should be considered a first ballot Hall of Famer, he was barred entry by eligible voters. The problem is that they let his off the court antics overshadow his accomplishments on the hardwood. While this is a subject that has been harped on many times, I present the definitive case for his enshrinement.

Defensively, Rodman was easily one of the greatest to ever play the game. No matter the position, he was able to expertly defend any player of all sizes from baseline to baseline. A feat not many, if any at all, can lay claim to.

Scottie Pippen, former teammate and recent Hall of Fame inductee, is considered one of the top five greatest defensive forwards. Rodman was not only better than him in that department, but the very best at the position. 

While Rodman's height limited his ability to block shots and he never really gambled for steals, when you needed to lock down a player, the "Worm" was ...

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