52 Dennis Rodman Quotes On Basketball, Being Dennis Rodman & Life

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The top Dennis Rodman quotes:

Dennis Rodman is a former professional basketball player who was known for his elite defense and rebounding, as well as his notorious off-court life.

Rodman played in the NBA from 1986 to 2000 for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks after being drafted with the 27th overall pick in the 1986 draft.

He won a total of five NBA championships, two with the Detroit Pistons (1989, 1990) and three with the Chicago Bulls (1996, 1997, 1998). 
On the court, Rodman is known as one of the top rebounders in NBA history. He lead the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive seasons (1992–1998). 
Rodman was also known for being an elite defender. He won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award twice (1990, 1991) and was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team seven times.

Rodman was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Top Dennis Rodman Basketball Quotes

1. "I'm starting to see players copy what I do. I'm flattered."

2. "The one thing I do that nobody else does is jump three and four times for one rebound."

3. "I can score 20 points if I want to, but that's not my desire."



4. "I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks."

5. "I can't begin to describe the amount of crap I've taken for being a lousy free-throw shooter."

6. "I'm trying to find new ways to make this game more attractive."

7. "I go out there and get my eyes gouged, my nose busted, my body slammed. I love the pain of the game."

8. "The NBA believes if you play for a team and get paid by a team, you're the property of that team for 24 hours a day."

9. "I'm the basketball version of a gravedigger."

10. "I don't feel anything when I watch Shaquille O'Neal play. I don't feel anything coming off him."

11. "I spent money, I slept with women around the league, but I always kept my mind on the game."

12. "You watch some teams these days and you wonder if they just met on the playground and decided to choose up sides."

13. "I've got to give Larry Bird his due; he was a great player. He knew the game and he was smart."



14. "I'm hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge."

15. "I'm fighting against becoming soft. That's the worst thing you can say to a basketball player."

16. "The only time I'd played organized basketball was my sophomore year in high school, when I barely made the junior varsity team."

17. "I don't fit into the mold of the NBA man, and I think I've been punished financially for it."

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Dennis Rodman Quotes About Dennis Rodman

18. "You can love me or you can hate me."

19. "With me, everything's right on the table."

20. "There's one thing everyone should understand: I like my character."

21. "If you have a problem with my answer that's your problem, not my problem."

22. "Why should I try to make you believe the things I believe in?"



23. "Don't let what other people think decide who you are."

24. "I'll be the judge of my own manliness."

25. "They didn't have a problem with me being wild and crazy when it came time to fill the arenas."

26. "The NBA's chosen ones think I'm setting a bad example? I think they need to look around and stop taking themselves so seriously."

27. "I'm going to come out and tell it like it is."

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Best Dennis Rodman Quotes About Life

28. "This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is."

29. "I spent my whole childhood looking for an escape."



30. "I want to be anywhere in the world that I'm needed. I want to spread a message of peace and love throughout the world."

31. "I learned a lot I wouldn't have learned roaming the streets of Dallas."

32. "The doors fly open when you're a professional athlete."

33. "I've been homeless. I've worked at 7-Eleven."

34. "Music soothes my savage beast. I got a beast in me running wild."

35. "I think marriage and athletes is a bad combination."

36. "My rookie year, I was very immature."

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Funny Dennis Rodman Quotes

37. "If I want to wear a dress, I'll wear a dress."

38. "I couldn't care less if the guy I'm guarding has HIV. I'm going to slam him anyway."

39. "My feet are like gnarled old tree branches." 

40. "Karl Malone's too high-class for a bum like me."



41. "Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is 10, or something."

42. "Fifty percent of life in the NBA is sex. The other fifty percent is money."

43. "They say Elvis is dead. I say, no, you're looking at him. Elvis isn't dead; he just changed color."

44. "I wear women's leggings under my clothes, but no lingerie."

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Other Quotes By Dennis Rodman Quotes

45. "I lost $35,000 in less than a week at the Mirage in Las Vegas."

46. "Everybody's talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?"

47. "I like to describe my life as a black hole with a little light out there."

48. "There is so much hypocrisy in sports."

49. "The people at the top of the league think they need to rein me in so I don't become another Michael Jordan, somebody they aren't able to mold and shape and make their puppet."

50. "Wherever there's money, there's drugs, so to say drugs don't exist in the NBA would be stupid."

51. "For years the league has thought I've been on drugs. I would have burned out a long time ago if that was true."

52. "A player dreams of being a superstar, but he doesn't want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph."

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