The 25 Greatest Players of the NBA's Golden Era

19. Dennis Rodman

Accomplishments: Five-time NBA Champion, Two-time All-Star, Two-time Defensive Player of the Year, Seven-time All-Defensive First Team
Team(s): Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks
Career Stats: 8.3 PPG, 14.9 RPG, 2.0 SPG, 0.8 SPG, 0.7 BPG
Years Played: 1986-2000

While he may be remembered more for his hair, piercings, tattoos, wedding to Carmen Electra, and generally bizarre behavior, "The Worm" was also a really good basketball player. While he wasn't much of a scorer (career average of 7.3 points per game), the man was an absolute warrior on the boards. He averaged 13.1 rebounds per game for his career, leading the league seven years in a row between 1991-92 and 1997-98, and his career mark is the tenth-best in NBA history. He also played key roles for five championship squads. Earlier in his career with the Pistons alongside Bill Laimbeer, Joe Dumars, and Isiah Thomas. Then during the tail end of his tenure as a member of the Bulls, managing to coexist with bitter rivals Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan, and bringing an even higher level of defensive intensity to an already strong unit.

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