”There’s No Way” – Dennis Rodman Slams Gilbert Arenas For His Controversial Statement on LeBron James

Gilbert Arenas, a former basketball player, recently said that Larry Bird, who used to play for the Boston Celtics, could beat LeBron James in a one-on-one match.

Arenas said that LeBron James doesn’t usually play games where it’s just one person against another, so that’s why he picked Larry Bird instead. But Dennis Rodman strongly disagreed with Arenas’ opinion. Rodman explained his thoughts in a recent interview with VladTV.

Dennis Rodman slams Gilbert Arenas for his comments on LeBron James

LeBron James
LeBron James

“Should I leave? What? Okay, I’ll put it this way. If Larry Bird played in this era, I think he’d be in Europe. I’m just letting you know, man. He’d be somewhere over there. His game was fit for Boston at that time, in the ’80s and stuff like that. But in today’s world – Oh, hell no! There’s no way. I’m not downplaying him, ’cause he was a great player at that time, just like I was, but I’m saying no, there is no way,” Rodman said.

“I think the kid from Denver [Nikola Jokic] is way better than him. Oh, my God, he is slow as hell. Okay, so, but that guy got a game. I think he is better than Larry Bird. In this day and age, yeah. … Compare him to Larry Bird, I think people pick him,” he added.

Larry Bird was really good at basketball in the 1980s. He helped the Celtics win three NBA championships in 1981, 1984, and 1986. Bird scored around 24 points per game, grabbed about 10 rebounds per game, and made around 6 assists per game. Rodman said the game has changed a lot since then, so it would be hard for Bird to be as good in today’s era. There’s evidence that even when LeBron James is not at his best, he is still as good as Bird was in his best years.

Rodman’s controversial statement about LeBron James

Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman used to have a different opinion about LeBron James back in 2013. He went on the ‘Dan Patrick Show’ and said something big about James’ reputation if he played in the late 1980s or early 1990s. Rodman believed that James would be just an ordinary player during that time.

“If LeBron was playing in the late ’80s and early ’90s, he would be just an average player,” he said.

It’s fun for fans to compare athletes from different eras, but we don’t know who would win in hypothetical situations.

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