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Best Dennis Rodman Quotes 2021

After Rodman became a three-time NAIA All-American during his collegiate basketball career, he made himself eligible for the 1986 NBA draft. That same year, he was drafted by the Detroit Pistons.

During his twenty-year basketball career, he played for many teams including the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Dallas Mavericks. But, Rodman is most known for his stint with the Chicago Bulls, where he played alongside Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. With the Bulls, he won three NBA championships and solidified his legacy as a defensive master.

30 Dennis Rodman Quotes About Basketball, Michael Jordan, and More

Dennis Rodman quotes about basketball

1. “Basketball is simple. It’s a simple game. But when you leave this confined zone, it’s hard.” – Dennis Rodman

2. “I can’t begin to describe the amount of crap I’ve taken for being a lousy free-throw shooter.” – Dennis Rodman

3. “I’d just sit there and react, react. I just practiced a lot about the angle of the ball and the trajectory of it.” – Dennis Rodman

4. “I don’t fit into the mold of the NBA man, and I think I’ve been punished financially for it.” – Dennis Rodman

5. “I spent money, I slept with women around the league, but I always kept my mind on the game.” – Dennis Rodman

6. “I’m hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge.” – Dennis Rodman

7. “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.” – Dennis Rodman

8. “Wherever there’s money, there’s drugs, so to say drugs don’t exist in the NBA would be stupid.” – Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman quotes about being a professional athlete

9. “I think marriage and athletes is a bad combination.” – Dennis Rodman

10. “The doors fly open when you’re a professional athlete.” – Dennis Rodman

11. “There is so much hypocrisy in sports.” – Dennis Rodman

12. “I’m starting to see players copy what I do. I’m flattered.” – Dennis Rodman

13. “They didn’t have a problem with me being wild and crazy when it came time to fill the arenas.” – Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman quotes about other basketball players

14. “You got the great Michael Jordan, the great Scottie Pippen, the great Phil Jackson. But if you take me away from this team, do they still win a championship? I don’t think so. I love Michael Jordan to death. I love Scottie Pippen, all these guys. But they really don’t do the things that I do.” -Dennis Rodman

15. “I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks.” – Dennis Rodman

16. “I’ve got to give Larry Bird his due; he was a great player. He knew the game and he was smart.” – Dennis Rodman

17. “Karl Malone’s too high-class for a bum like me.” – Dennis Rodman

18. “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.” – Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman quotes about life

19. “I wanna go out there and get my nose broke. I wanna go out there and get cut. Something that’s just going to bring out the hurt. The pain. I want to feel that.” – Dennis Rodman

20. “Like I said, I ain’t gotta prove anything to the people in this country. This business can kiss my ass.” – Dennis Rodman

21. “I don’t trust what this life has given me.” – Dennis Rodman

22. “I lost $35,000 in less than a week at the Mirage in Las Vegas.” – Dennis Rodman

23. “Everybody’s talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?” – Dennis Rodman

24. “I could have been a bomb. I could have been in jail. I could have been dead. But I worked my ass off to get here.” – Dennis Rodman

25. “You can love me or you can hate me.” – Dennis Rodman

26. “If you have a problem with my answer that’s your problem, not my problem.” – Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman quotes about his public image

27. “I’ll be the judge of my own manliness. – Dennis Rodman

28. “If I want to wear a dress, I’ll wear a dress.” – Dennis Rodman

29. “To hang out in a gay bar or put on a sequined halter top makes me feel like a total person.” – Dennis Rodman

30. “There’s one thing everyone should understand: I like my character.” – Dennis Rodman

31. “This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is.” – Dennis Rodman

I go out with white women. This makes a lot of people unhappy, mostly black women.

Dennis Rodman

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

Dennis Rodman

I felt like calling attention to AIDS. I had the AIDS ribbon colored into my hair during the playoffs in ’95.

Dennis Rodman

I don’t want to be bulky and stiff.

Dennis Rodman

I don’t trust what this life has given me.

Dennis Rodman

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

Dennis Rodman

I don’t feel anything when I watch Shaquille O’Neal play. I don’t feel anything coming off him.

Dennis Rodman

I didn’t want to be known as Madonna’s playboy, her boy toy.

Dennis Rodman

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

Dennis Rodman

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

Dennis Rodman

He wants Obama to do one thing, call him … He said, if you can, Dennis, I don’t want to do war. I don’t want to do war. He said that to me.

Dennis Rodman

He loves power. He loves control because others, you know, dad and stuff like that, but he’s just a great guy. He’s just a great guy.

Dennis Rodman

He loves basketball. And I said Obama loves basketball. Let’s start there, all right. Start there.

Dennis Rodman

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

Dennis Rodman

For five years I’ve felt like the best prostitute in a high-class whorehouse. But all the other girls get paid more than I do.

Dennis Rodman

Fifty percent of life in the NBA is sex. The other 50 percent is money.

Dennis Rodman

Everybody’s talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?

Dennis Rodman

Don’t let what other people think decide who you are.

Dennis Rodman

Death has always had a prominent place in my mind. There are times when I think somebody might kill me.

Dennis Rodman

Create havoc, create destruction.

Dennis Rodman

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

Dennis Rodman

Black culture is something I don’t relate to much at all.

Dennis Rodman

At least 50 times. I’ve jumped off a building, jumped off a cliff in a car. I’ve been in bedrooms when women came in with knives and guns.

Dennis Rodman

As long as I play ball, I can get any woman I want.

Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quotes

Dennis Rodman Quote: “I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks.”

1. “I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks.”

— Dennis Rodman

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Dennis Rodman Quote: “Don’t let what other people think decide who you are.”

2. “Don’t let what other people think decide who you are.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “You can love me or you can hate me.”

3. “You can love me or you can hate me.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “If I die young, everybody’s going to say they saw it coming.”

4. “If I die young, everybody’s going to say they saw it coming.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “I have one regret, I wish I was a better father.”

5. “I have one regret, I wish I was a better father.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “I go out with white women. This...”

6. “I go out with white women. This…”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “There is so much hypocrisy in sports.”

7. “There is so much hypocrisy in sports.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “If you have a problem with my answer that’s your problem, not my problem.”

8. “If you have a problem with my answer that’s your problem, not my problem.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “Music soothes my savage beast. I got a beast in me running wild.”

9. “Music soothes my savage beast. I got a beast in me running wild.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “I can score 20 points if I want to, but that’s not my desire.”

10. “I can score 20 points if I want to, but that’s not my desire.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is.”

11. “This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “I don’t trust what this life has given me.”

12. “I don’t trust what this life has given me.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is 10, or something.”

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

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “I’m hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge.”

14. “I’m hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “I’m just saying I’m being myself, and people understand that.”

15. “I’m just saying I’m being myself, and people understand that.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “I lost $35,000 in less than a week at the Mirage in Las Vegas.”

16. “I lost $35,000 in less than a week at the Mirage in Las Vegas.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “I like to describe my life as a black hole with a little light out there.”

17. “I like to describe my life as a black hole with a little light out there.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “I couldn’t care less if the guy I’m guarding has HIV. I’m going to slam him anyway.”

18. “I couldn’t care less if the guy I’m guarding has HIV. I’m going to slam him anyway.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “I go out there and get my eyes gouged, my nose busted, my body slammed. I love the pain of the game.”

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

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “Create havoc, create destruction.”

20. “Create havoc, create destruction.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “The life I was leading was changing me into someone I didn’t even know.”

21. “The life I was leading was changing me into someone I didn’t even know.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “Maybe my life isn’t great. We don’t have all the answers. Look at it from my side.”

22. “Maybe my life isn’t great. We don’t have all the answers. Look at it from my side.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “For five years I’ve felt like the best prostitute in a high-class whorehouse. But all the other girls get paid more than I do.”

23. “For five years I’ve felt like the best prostitute in a high-class whorehouse. But all the other girls get paid more than I do.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “My last year with the Spurs, I was late to practice one time.”

24. “My last year with the Spurs, I was late to practice one time.”

— Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Quote: “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.”

25. “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.”

— Dennis Rodman

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