NBA Hall of Famer and occasional North Korean ambassador Dennis Rodman stopped by ESPN's First Take on Friday morning and decided to give his input on a hypothetical match between the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls and 2017-2018 Golden State Warriors. Unsurprisingly, Rodman was confident the Bulls would win with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen on his side. He had some choice words for a matchup between Kevin Durant and Pippen, but he also took a shot at Draymond Green.
"Kevin Durant would have a hard time with Scottie Pippen," Rodman explained. "And I don't know who would guard Michael Jordan on the Warriors. Literally, who?" The really interesting comments came up when he began to discuss Green, whom he's been compared to by his former teammate Steve Kerr.
"I got no problem handling that Green guy," Rodman added. "He'd be eating out of my hands. Draymond, keep getting your teeth straight, honey, and listen to your mama." He did laugh off the comments before adding that he still thinks Green is "a great defender."
A hypothetical match between the Bulls at their peak and the Golden State Warriors of the 2017-2018 season has been a frequent talking point for fans, although Kerr certainly believes that Green could hold his own.
“I think the comparison is apt, because what made Dennis special was his versatility,” Kerr said last month of Green. "In the ’96 East finals, he guarded Shaq and then switched out to guard Penny Hardaway. There aren’t many players in the history of the game who can do both. That’s what Draymond does ... he can guard any position against any team." He did, however, concede that Dennis is a better "rebounder."