Dennis Rodman trashes LeBron James for resting

By Alex Butler  |  April 5, 2017 at 7:02 PM
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April 5 (UPI) -- Everyone has an opinion about the NBA's biggest stars sitting out games late in the season, that now includes Dennis Rodman.

Rodman recently sounded off on LeBron James, specifically, when appearing on CBS Sports' Reiter Than You.

"You know what, LeBron is doing one thing that I always said that Michael Jordan never did," Rodman said on the show. "Never rested. He played every game. He played every game. LeBron has the position to do this now because they need him. The league needs him and that's why he's doing all this crazy [expletive] now like [expletive] and complaining and all this bull [expletive]."

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer said that leading the league in scoring in today's game is "easy" compared to when Jordan did it.

"It's very easy when they define greatness," Rodman said. "Michael Jordan did it when it was tough. What did he do? He led the league in scoring 10 years in a row. That was hard back then, now it's easy."

'His Airness' actually led the league in scoring seven years in a row and 10 times in 12 years.

Jordan led the league in minutes played three times during his career. He logged 7,474 career minutes in the playoffs. James has led the league in minutes played twice. He has logged 8,383 career playoff minutes.

The practice is crushing fans and the NBA's TV partners. In March, NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to team owners in which he called the sitting of marquee players "an extremely significant issue for our league."

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