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Ranking the Dallas Mavericks Hall of Famers: 3. Dennis Rodman

Rodman is remembered for his eccentric personality and winning three championships next to Michael Jordan, but that does a massive disservice to the 6’7 forward. He was one of the best defenders and rebounders of all time. The Worm led the league in rebounding seven times, and he made eight All-Defensive teams in his 14-year career. Rodman was also a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time All-Star.

His path to the NBA was unique as Rodman was a second-round pick in 1986, but he was already 25 years old by his rookie season. The Worm made an immediate defensive impact on the Pistons, and he won two rings in his first four years in the league.

Rodman did not join the Dallas Mavericks until 2000 when he was 38 years old. He was just two seasons removed from the final championship of the Bulls' three-peat, but the Worm was out of the league when Dallas signed him mid-season. He lasted just 12 games before being waived. Rodman’s time in Dallas might be most famous for something that never happened as he wanted to wear number 69, but commissioner David Stern would not allow it.

Dennis Rodman is not known for his time with the Mavs, but he did make the NBA 75 and is unquestionably one of the best defenders in NBA history.