David Robinson on Dennis Rodman: “He was so destructive to a team perspective”

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San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson remembered the time when he had Dennis Rodman as a teammate. The two teamed up in 1993 after Rodman was traded to the Spurs by the Pistons. The Worm spent two seasons in San Antonio before joining the Bulls to win three championships.

Robinson described Rodman as being destructive to a team perspective but having a good heart. One interesting thing about him was that sometimes he would not talk for months in the locker leaving everyone frustrated.

“Dennis is a complicated guy. I think because of his background, he doesn’t always know how to express himself,” The Admiral said on the Bulls Talk Podcast, via Dylan Carter of Fansided. “He’s a hard guy to figure out because he’ll come into the locker room and he might not speak for months, like literally would not say a thing for months and then he would say something and then you’d be like, okay don’t say anything else.

He’s an easy guy to like because he has a good heart. He wants to play hard – he wants to do the right things, but as far as a team goes, he was so destructive to a team perspective. There was nothing you could do to make him get out of his comfort zone.”

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Rodman averaged 5.6 points and 17.1 rebounds per game during his two years in San Antonio. The Spurs made the playoffs in both seasons, exiting playoffs in First Round in 1994 and in Conference Finals in 1995.