Forgotten Greatness: A Tribute to Dennis Rodman

September 10th, 2010 by Harrison Moore Leave a reply »
One of the many complaints about the NBA is that its players aren’t as unique or attention-grabbing as they once were, and, as a result, the league isn't as entertaining as it once was.

That complaint has some legitimacy.

There aren’t anymore players averaging triple-doubles, guys shattering backboards with thunderous dunks, people finger rolling from five or more feet out, or any 6’9” point guards running around.

There really aren’t as many stand-out personalities either.

Tim Duncan, as great as he is, has a personality as plain as a Bologna sandwich, and Steve Nash is as squeaky clean and virtuous as the Vatican.

Even amongst the very top of the league, guys like Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade will likely be remembered for what they do on the court, not off of it.

None of them have Magic Johnson’s aura, Jordan’s, flair or Moses Malone’s boastfulness.

That’s part of the reason why my father stopped watching years ago. Anytime he’s talking about the game, he always talks about how turned off he is by current players’ arrogance and by th ...

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