PHOENIX — Over the past month, nearly everyone associated with the NBA seems to have voiced their opinion on the resting discussion.
Former Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman gave his on Tuesday, appearing on a CBS podcast, calling today’s game “easy” compared to his era and ripping LeBron James in comparison to Michael Jordan because of his willingness to take an occasional late-season game off before the playoffs.
“You know what, LeBron is doing one thing that I always said that Michael Jordan never did,” Rodman said. “Never rested. He played every game. He played every game. LeBron has the position to do this now because they need him. The league needs him and that’s why he’s doing all this crazy (expletive) now like (expletive) and complaining and all this bull.”
Before the Warriors’ Wednesday night game in Phoenix, Steve Kerr, who was teammates with Rodman in Chicago, could only laugh at the comment.
“I saw Dennis Rodman was complaining about it,” Kerr said. “I got a kick out of that because Dennis was suspended for 15 games a year anyway. He’d have plenty of rest. (Went to) Vegas or Wrestlemania. He took a night off whenever he wanted so he can’t complain.”
Steve Kerr saw Rodman complaining about NBA players resting: “I got a good kick out of that…Dennis was suspended 15 games a year anyway.” pic.twitter.com/9lKzZ7OMRy
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 6, 2017