11 Players who turned their back on the Dallas Mavericks

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4. Dennis Rodman

The Dallas Mavericks signed Dennis Rodman during the middle of the 1999-2000 NBA season, and fans couldn't wait to see "The Worm" suit up for Dallas. Before his time with Dallas, Rodman was a five-time NBA Champion, two-time All-Star, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, and was on an All-NBA team twice.

Rodman was going to play the five next to Dirk Nowitzki, and the Mavs had won nine of the previous 13 games leading up to signing Rodman. He was supposed to help push this team over the top, but Dallas nosedived after acquiring Rodman.

Rodman lived with Mark Cuban in his guest house during his time in Dallas, and the Mavs players voted on if they wanted him on the team. The players voted yes, but Rodman's time as a player couldn't come soon enough.

Rodman was showing no effort, and he didn't want to be there in the first place. In Rodman's 12 games with the Mavs, he was ejected multiple times, received plenty of technical fouls, and even was suspended for one game.

Dirk Nowitzki even detailed a story before Rodman's first game in Dallas in which he took a shower during the team's film session. He also wouldn't be with the team after games and would go lift weights at the arena instead.

He was never a good fit in Dallas, and he retired from the NBA after his short stint in Big D.