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Phil Jackson: Rodman is the greatest athlete I've ever coached


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#1 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 07:58 PM

Phil Jackson sure had plenty to say during a speech to the University of North Dakota as part of the convocation in which he received an honorary degree. Of the course of an hour, P-Jax criticized his school's nickname, told funny stories about Shaq swimming, and picked Dennis Rodman as the greatest athlete he ever coached. From the OC Register: "[Rodman] could probably play a 48-minute game and play the 48th minute stronger than the first minute of the game," Jackson told the crowd at UND. "He was that terrific an athlete." Video "proof," after the jump.


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#2 Cookie

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 08:08 PM

i never got to see rodman play live, but the clips Ive seen of him were awesome.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 09:22 PM

Rodman brought tons of energy every time he played. He was a beast on the boards, played tough D, and left it out on the court every night. He was a hell of an athlete, really strong.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 09:23 PM

i never got to see rodman play live, but the clips Ive seen of him were awesome.

Yeh same here. Damn that dude could rebound. :rock:

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Posted August 28, 2008 - 12:14 AM

He's one of the original bad boys from Detroit, and he sure lived to that...:rock:




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Posted August 28, 2008 - 08:24 PM

Rodman was one hell of an athlete.

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 01:10 AM

wish he could have stayed a laker a little longer.

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 05:28 PM

^ Same here. I was fairly young, but I was blessed still & able to understand & appreciate seeing him play for several years with the Bulls. He was a freakish athlete indeed, but more than anything, it was his extreme hustle & intensity that stuck out for me.

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 08:28 PM

wish he could have stayed a laker a little longer.

Hell no!

He hardly came to practice, didn't show up for like 8 straight games because he was out partying and he brought too much unnecessary drama to the team.

His antics destroyed our team's title hopes that year.

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Posted September 01, 2008 - 05:21 PM

I'm still amazed by the fact that he averaged almost 19 rebounds a game two seasons in a row. Today you got players like fat Eddy Curry that don't average as many total rebounds as Dennis did offensive rebounds.

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Posted September 01, 2008 - 07:49 PM

Undersized PF who averaged nearly 20 RPG, and shut downs people that is way taller than him... while guys like Eddie Curry and Andrea Bargnani not even reaching 5 RPG, and their D is worse than Mihm's...

Insane.

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Posted September 01, 2008 - 08:25 PM

Rodman was a unstoppable at the boards.
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Posted September 01, 2008 - 09:48 PM

^ Absolutely relentless.
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Edited by Chicano, September 01, 2008 - 09:48 PM.


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Posted September 01, 2008 - 10:33 PM

^ Absolutely relentless.
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Woah, he's flying. :nervous: :lol:

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