The former Mrs. Rodman is selling her bosom

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  1. Rodman should be Mr. Electra. She was way more famous than the guy playing 2nd or 3rd fiddle to Jordan.

    1. In all fairness, Dennis is more than Jordan’s third fiddle. He is the greatest rebounder in the entire history of basketball, with six of the top twelve seasons of all time. In fact, he had three of the top six seasons in history – with three different teams!

      And he did all that despite standing “only” 6’7″ – big for a human being, but a dwarf by the standard of power rebounders.

      Moreover, he won back-to-back NBA championships BEFORE playing with the Bulls. In both cases, he won by defeating Jordan and Pippen’s Bulls in the Eastern Conference championship series.

      And he’s also one of the best defenders in NBA history, achieved not only by his skills, but by maintaining a level of conditioning that allowed him to wear opponents down.

      So I can’t quantify how famous he was, but that weird dude was one helluva player.

      1. Though Jordan was certainly the greatest reason for the Bulls’ success, Rodman is greatly overlooked — without his defensive impact, it’s questionable if they win all six of those titles. And I say that as a *huge* Jordan fan.

        Managing the egos on those Bulls teams, and finding the correct, delicate balance for Rodman’s… unique… psyche was Phil Jackson’s greatest achievement and the reason he has to be at least in the conversation for all-time greatest NBA coach.

      2. The rebound percentage has to be taken with a little grain of salt, since we don’t know the numbers for Wilt and Bill Russell, but there’s still no doubt that Rodman is one of the top 3-5 rebounders of all time.

        Rodman actually might have been an even better all-around player before he started chasing rebound stats to the exclusion of almost everything else in the latter part of his career.

        And no way was Carmen Electra more famous. Put it this way:
        which death will generate the bigger headlines?

        1. Wilt and Russell are not a factor. We don’t know their exact percentages, but we do know their best seasons can’t be anywhere near Rodman’s best seasons.

          In Wilt’s big scoring year, 1961-62, he played basically every minute of every game. He averaged 25.7 rebounds per game, his team averaged 74.2 and their opponents averaged 71.0, so we know that his percentage was 17.7.

          We can figure that season precisely because Wilt was always on the court. With other seasons we have to estimate, because Chamberlain and Russell missed some minutes and we don’t have complete play-by-play data. They may have had multiple seasons in the low 20s, but in no case could any of their seasons approach Rodman’s epic 29.7%. In order to do that in their era, with 140 missed shots per game and playing almost every minute, they would have to average more than 40 rebounds per game.

          And that ungodly stat – the equivalent of 40 RB per game in 1960 terms – gives you an indication of how totally dominant Rodman was on the boards. (When Rodman retired he had the seven best seasons of all time, but amazingly, some modern players like Andre Drummond are matching Rodman’s production. But Drummond, for example, is nearly 7′ and about 300 pounds of muscle. He just plain takes up a lot of space. The Worm, at 210 dripping wet, did it all with agility and positioning.)

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