Overtime: “So, my last question. Can you lock up LeBron? In your days?”
Dennis Rodman: “You know who could lock up LeBron? Me, Mike, and Scottie could.”
Overtime: “Scottie Pippen would have locked up LeBron?”
Rodman: “F*ck yeah. I would have locked his a** up. LeBron is so easy to play. He’s so f*cking easy to play, he don’t have any moves. Only move he has is streak down the line. He ain’t got no moves. Where he going?? Where is he going that’s quick?”
Overtime: “Straight down hill and just jam on you.”
Rodman: “That’ll be sh*t, you can stop that. Scottie Pippen would have shut his f*cking a** down quick before I get to him. His game is too simple, he’s just big. I’m 260 and 6’8” and 6’9”, that’s the only thing he got pretty much. I played against guys 7-foot, 300, so it doesn’t really matter.”
Overtime: “What about KD?”
Rodman: “KD, same thing. Once you get to know people’s game, it’s very easy to play them. They just long and tall."
With ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ documentary largely covering Dennis Rodman’s eccentric role in one of the greatest dynasties in sports history, the content not only rightfully shed light on one of the most fascinating athletes of all time, but also the fact Rodman was one of the best defensive players in league history, and has a strong case as greatest rebounder ever.
An April, 2019 interview that Rodman had with ‘Overtime’ was making the rounds this week after Sunday night’s episode, when Rodman was asked how he would fare against a modern superstar like LeBron James.
Rodman said he would ‘lock his a** up’ and then explained why LeBron is ‘so f*cking easy to guard' because he ‘doesn’t have any moves’. Rodman says LeBron's size is his only attribute on the offensive end, and says he’s already guarded players like 7’1”, 300 pound-Shaquille O’Neal in his prime, so why would he have trouble with LeBron's strength and power?
Rodman went on to say that his Bulls team with 'All-NBA Defensive First Team' players Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen would have been able to contain players like LeBron and Kevin Durant, saying "Once you get to know people’s game, it’s very easy to play them. They just long and tall."