Gilbert Arenas calls out Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen for saying they could ‘stop anybody in today’s game’
Together with Lou Williams of the LA Clippers, Arenas discussed Pippen and Rodman’s claims that they can defend anybody in today’s era of basketball. The two argued that Rodman and Pippen will have a difficult time defending players as they’re undersized by today’s standards. Speaking on The No Chill Podcast, Arenas said.
“6’7, 210, you are a little guard in today’s game. You guys are little guys.”
Gilbert Arenas explaining the "defense" NBA players played in the 90s perfectly. pic.twitter.com/lOyOJ8KwYt
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Williams, who recently bagged his third Sixth Man of the Year award, says that the game changes every 10 years. For him, if LeBron James played in 1975 he would win 50 championships in a row. Arenas echoed his sentiments, noting that the 90s players can’t seem to understand the idea of evolution.
Arenas also lashed on the Bad Boys era of the Detroit Pistons. Led by Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Bill Laimbeer, and Rodman, the Pistons of the 80s became known for their physical, defense-oriented style of play. But for him, the guys didn’t necessarily play good defense. Instead, they just hacked players they couldn’t contain.
“You couldn’t stop Jordan so you just clotheslined the m**********r. That’s all you did.”
Arenas and Williams definitely put up controversial yet confident remarks. Could this actually start an actual 2-on-2 debate with Pippen and Rodman?