Dennis Rodman spoke about Miami Heats “Big 3”, that being Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. He’s basically tired of the comparison with James and Michael Jordan as the NBA eras (now and then, 90s) are totally different for many reasons. One of the biggest reasons he brings up is the complaining they do when they get fouled:
“It’s really not a comparison. If LeBron was playing in the late ’80s and early ’90s, he would be just an average player. To do what Michael has done…what he did was more charisma, there was more articulating and stuff like that. LeBron is more like…there’s no flash to his game. He’s a great player, don’t get me wrong, he’s a hell of player, I’ll give him that. But to me Scottie [Pippen] and Michael [Jordan] are probably the two best one-two punches I’ve ever seen.
LeBron came into the age of the game at a perfect time. Michael came into the game when back then you could hit people, knock him down, shoot a free throw and get back up. And LeBron can’t do that. All they do today is b*tch about a foul. All they do is b*tch. I’m just sick and tired of people comparing (James) to Michael Jordan. It’s a whole different era, man.
It would be no contest. The Heat has better talent than we had, but we had smarter players. That’s the only thing we had, smarter players. I would take Bosh out of his dαmn game easy. That’s not even a problem.
If I was 28 years old guarding Lebron….seriously dude? Are you kidding me? If he scored on me, I would be like ‘OK, thanks.’ Guess what, though. Sooner or later, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose and most of the time I don’t lose.
And how would Dwyane Wade match up with Scottie Pippen? Really? And Scottie Pippen would guard LeBron easy. And how are you going to cover those two guys [Jordan and Pippen]?” – VLADTV.com