Forward Three wrote:/\ generational comparisons like this are always hard/impossible, in Rodman's day there weren't anywhere near as many skywalkers as there are today, players used to play above the rim, now they're playing above the box, and I'm not trying to discredit Rodman's accomplishments or anything, but I don't think you're going to see anyone averaging 18rpg any time soon for reasons unrelated to individual player talent.
I disagree here...Honestly as old as rodman right now I still think he could get in a nba game and grab 10 rebs. Now I don't think he could last a whole nba season but just a handful of games he still be effective. I remember maybe it was like 2-3 years back he played in a eurpoean championship game and grabbed 15 rebs lol.
Phil jackson who has played michael, scottie, kobe, shaq etc when asked who is the most athletic player he has played against he said rodman. For example ben wallace was putting up 12-15 rebs a game for a few seasons and ben was NOWHERE and I can't stress that enough nowhere near the athlete rodman was.