He said Friday as his first team retired his number that he was going to be getting the call from the hall and he was right.
On Monday Dennis Rodman got that call that he will be a member of the 2011 class to enter the Basketball Hall of Fame. The two time defensive player the year, five time NBA champion as well as a seven time rebounding champion. By the way he did that in seven straight seasons, the only player ever to accomplish that.
Dennis spent the first seven years of his career as part of the Bad Boy Pistons where he won his defensive player of the year awards and helped Detroit win back to back titles. He then spent two years with the Spurs next to David Robinson which is when The Worm we came to know really came to play. Then Rodman and his multicolored hair came to Chicago, in exchange for center Will Purdue, where the job was simple, rebound and defend. Along side Jordan, Pippen and the zen master Phil Jackson running the show the Bulls set a record for wins with 72 and won three straight titles.
Rodman then played in 23 games for the Lakers in the lockout shortened season of 98-99 and then only playing in 12 games for the Mark Cuban owned Dallas Mavericks.
He ended his career averaging 7.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per game. The biggest surprise looking over his stats was he shot 52.1% from the field. This will be the third straight year a former Bull is entering the hall. He is preceded by Jerry Sloan and former teammates Michael Jordan, 2 years ago, and Scottie Pippen, was enshrined last season.
Guess what? He isn't the only other Bull to get the call. Former assistant coach Tex Winter and centr Artis Gilmore are also members of the class but more on them later.