Fans React To What Dennis Rodman Said About Larry Bird

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Dennis Rodman, one of the most iconicNBAplayers of all time, isn t afraid of stating his opinions.

And he isn t afraid of what people think about his point of view.

On Monday, he created a small firestorm with comments about fellow icon Larry Bird.

If Larry Bird played in this era, I think he d be in Europe There s no way. I think the kid from Denver [Nikola Jokic] is way better [than] him, Rodman said, according to ESPN.

As you can imagine, this generated a ton of heat from NBA fans who immediately jumped to Bird s defense.

Some people said that this was Rodman s attempt to stay relevant years after his retirement.

There were many others who said that the point by Rodman was just completely incorrect and avoided the facts.

Sean K. Jensen noted that Bird would actually do quite well in today s NBA.

Many of the characteristics that Bird had during his time in the league shooting, passing, defending are still valued in the modern era.

In fact, it is those attributes that make Jokic such a great star for his Denver Nuggets.

People will always debate how well Bird, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and other heroes of the NBA would do if they played today.

There is never a right or wrong answer because everything is a matter of opinion.

It is surprising to see someone like Rodman state that Bird, a Hall of Famer and one of the best to ever wear a jersey, wouldn t even be playing in the league.

If Rodman was looking to create controversy again, he should feel very accomplished.

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