Dennis Rodman on his time with the Lakers: “A bunch of young guys on that team was sitting there bitching, complaining, all the damn time”

Dennis Rodman
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Five-time NBA champion Dennis Rodman was not having a great time in Los Angeles after he joined the Lakers. Rodman shared his experience with HoopsHype.

“I could deal with the fame, I could deal with the glamour, I could deal with the glory, and I could deal with the money, and stuff like that, but I just couldn’t deal with the fact that you had a bunch of young guys on that team was sitting there bitching, complaining, all the damn time. I wasn’t used to that. I wasn’t used to people coming in the locker room, being a b*tch, b*tching, doing this, b*tching in the locker room, b*tching on the bus, b*tching on the plane, I mean, ‘God Damn! Man, what the f*ck, what’d I get myself into?’ I’m used to people going on the bus, pissing and complaining about, ‘What sh*t, I could’ve played. Goddammit.’”

After being released by the Bulls in January 1999, Rodman joined the Lakers, for a pro-rated salary for the remainder of the 1998–1999 season. With the Lakers he only played in 23 games and was eventually released.