Ex NBA Star Dennis Rodman Calls Kevin Durant “Selfish”
As one of the NBA’s most unique talents and personalities, NBA Hall of Famer, Dennis Rodman made an appearance on ESPN’s ‘The Jump’ where he was promoting his 30 for 30 special ‘Rodman: For Better or For Worse,’ that focuses on his career that’s set to air on Tuesday (Sept 17). The 5-time NBA champion was joined by Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen and was asked his thoughts on Kevin Durant’s departure from the Golden State Warriors after three seasons.
For Rodman, 58, being a former player that joined a team mid-dynasty, he is familiar with what KD may be going through. His response was surprising to some, as he stated:
“I think it’s very selfish of KD, seriously.”
I thought if anyone would relate to KD's comments on joining the Warriors mid-dynasty, it would be Dennis Rodman. But Rodman surprised me by saying of Durant leaving Golden State, "I think it’s very selfish of KD, and I don’t care if he’s listening…” – and well, there was more: pic.twitter.com/q5e6hIp2cE
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) September 10, 2019
He continues, comparing how he joined the Bulls already featuring the likes of NBA superstars Michael Jordan and Pippen,
“I just don’t understand. I don’t understand why he would even come out and say something like that. I mean, embrace it. I enjoyed it. I didn’t care who was the leader. I didn’t care who was the leading force, who was this and this, I just wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to win. I wanted to impact the city, I wanted to make people happy.”
As previously reported, KD recently discussed his thoughts on his former team and teammates.
“As time went on, I started to realize I’m just different from the rest of the guys. It’s not a bad thing. Just my circumstances and how I came up in the league. And on top of that, the media always looked at it like KD and the Warriors. So it’s like nobody could [get] a full acceptance of me there.”
He said about his relationship with Thunder fans and management after his departure,
“Such a venomous toxic feeling when I walked into that arena. And just the organization, the trainers and equipment managers, those dudes is pissed off at me? Ain’t talking to me? I’m like, Yo, this is where we going with this? Because I left a team and went to play with another team?”
Check out a clip of Rodman’s 30 for 30 special below:
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