David Robinson makes shocking claim about Dennis Rodman’s time with Spurs
Dennis Rodman is well known for his championship-winning stints with the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls. What many may not remember is how he actually spent two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs between his time in Detroit and Chicago.
David Robinson, a Spurs legend and former teammate of Rodman’s, opened up about the bad boy’s brief spell in San Antonio. According to the Hall of Famer, Rodman was a good person deep down, but he just could not fit in with the team.
“Dennis is a complicated guy. I think because of his background, he doesn’t always know how to express himself,” the Spurs icon said in a recent interview with Jason Goff of the Bulls Talk Podcast (via of Dylan Carter Fansided).
“He’s an easy guy to like because he has a good heart. He wants to play hard – he wants to do the right things, but as far as a team goes, he was so destructive to a team perspective. There was nothing you could do to make him get out of his comfort zone.”
Rodman joined the Spurs after being traded by the Pistons in 1993. He was at the peak of his career — having led the league in rebounds for seven straight years, including his two seasons in San Antonio — but there’s also no denying that from a personal level, it was one of the darkest times of his life.
In 1995 though, in his second and final season with the Spurs, Dennis Rodman did help David Robinson and San Antonio go all the way to the Western Conference Finals. It is clear, however, that his time with the team brought more harm than good.