“I Never Heard from Him Again” – Dennis Rodman Was Very Angry Over Missed Opportunity to Play with LeBron James in the Cavaliers

Dennis Rodman retired from the NBA after only 12 games with the Dallas Mavericks in 1999-2000. Despite leaving the NBA, he continued to play basketball in other nations.

From 2003 to 2006, Dennis Rodman played for six different teams: Long Beach Jam, Fuerza Regia, Orange County Crush, Torpan Pojat, Tijuana Dragons, and Brighton Bears. At 43 years old, he wished to rejoin the NBA and play with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2005-06 season.

Dennis Rodman was angry at the Cleveland Cavaliers

Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman

“I never heard from him again. You’re telling me the man was worried about what kind of havoc Dennis Rodman might wreak on the team? I mean there is your occasional ‘distraction,’ then there’s your total destruction,” Rodman said about Cavs owner Dan Gilbert in his book ‘I Should Be Dead By Now,’ via The Sportsrush.

“The dude took a wrecking ball to the place. S**t. Think Cleveland might have made the playoffs with LeBron James and Dennis Rodman in the lineup?” he added.

Rodman talked nicely with the Cavaliers owner, but he never got a callback. But it’s okay because Rodman was already 43 years old. Even without him, LeBron James led the Cavaliers to win 50 games in the 2005-06 NBA season. However, the Cavaliers lost in the playoffs to the Detroit Pistons in a series that lasted seven games.

Rodman confident about locking up LeBron James

LeBron James
LeBron James

Rodman might have wanted to play with James before the 2005-06 season, but later on, he criticized James several times. He even said stopping LeBron is easy for him. Rodman believes James doesn’t have a lot of skills.

“I would have locked his a** up. LeBron is so easy to play. He’s so f*****g easy to play, he don’t have any moves. Only move he has is straight down the line. He ain’t got no moves. Where he going?? Where is he going that’s quick? That’ll be s**t, you can stop that. Scottie Pippen would have shut his f*****g 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,” he said.

LeBron James’ primary advantage is his physical strength, which allows him to dominate games against his opponents most of the time.

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