The Hall of Famer sat down with the Full Send podcast to speak his mind about a number of topics, including why he doesn't watch the NBA anymore. By the sound of things, it feels like he's heaping a lot of the blame on the Warriors and their three-point movement that has taken the league by storm.
Rodman was asked whether or not he still watches a lot of basketball and he didn't mince words on what caused his disinterest.
“I don’t know, it’s just very hard to watch because once you’ve played the game the way we played it intensity, just competitiveness. But now it’s more like you know I don’t want to watch players coming down shooting 50 footers, you know. That’s not basketball,” Rodman said, clearly referencing stars like Warriors' Stephen Curry and Blazers' Damian Lillard.
The game has certainly evolved by leaps and bounds from where it was during Dennis Rodman's time. Back then, the game was won from the interior and with a lot of physicality. Nowadays, spacing and the outside shot are arguably the most critical part of any offense.
In Dennis Rodman's final year with the Bulls, the well-documented 1997-98 season they had which was the subject of The Last Dance, the team attempted 11.7 three-pointers per game. Stephen Curry took more than that by himself for the Warriors last season, taking 12.7 threes while hitting them at a 42.1% clip.
“It's difficult to watch, but a lot of kids love it,” Rodman continued.
A lot of the old guards have expressed their disapproval for the three-heavy offenses that rule the NBA today. While it may not be everybody's cup of tea, you can't downplay that Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have led the charge to a new chapter of basketball. Today's stars aren't switching gears anytime soon, for Rodman or anyone else.