5x NBA Champion Dennis Rodman Confessed Why Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen Never Spoke to Him Off the Court

Published 10/03/2022, 7:00 PM EDT

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The Chicago Bulls legend and Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman signed with the Bulls in the 1995 season. He joined Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, and they would go on to create one of the greatest trios ever played in the game. The 5x NBA champion Rodman is notorious for his antics off the court. He was a controversial figure during his playing days. But the coaching of Phil Jackson and the presence of Michael Jordan kept him focused, resulting in success for the Bulls. Rodman once revealed that he never talked with his partners in crime during his tenure at the Bulls.

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Dennis Rodman is considered by many to be one of the greatest rebounders and defenders to step on the court. He played for numerous teams in his storied career, but he is most known for his time at the Bad Boy Pistons and the Chicago Bulls, where he won all of his five NBA championships. After signing with the Bulls in 1995, he would go on to dominate the league for the next three years with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.

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Dennis Rodman never spoke with fellow stars Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen

In an interview with Graham Bensinger in 2016, Dennis Rodman talked about his time at the Chicago Bulls and what it was like playing with Michael Jordan.

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In one of the segments, he revealed that he never spoke to his fellow stars off the court. According to him, the trio had never had any conversation in three years. He sheds more light on this when Bensinger quoted Scottie Pippen talking about Rodman. He said, ” I have never had a conversation with Dennis in my life.”

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When asked why he never spoke to his teammates, he said it was not essential to talk with each other or have frivolous conversations. He remarked that the trio was assembled to win and nothing else. “It was important for me to go out there and win. I don’t have a job to speak to people.” He remarked that the only time they had a conversation was on the court.


The Detroit Pistons drafted Dennis Rodman in 1987. He was instrumental in the ‘Bad Boys’ Pistons era. Rodman won two championships with the Pistons. Due to strife with senior management, he would demand a trade from the team in 1993. After a short stop in San Antonio, the Worm signed with the Bulls in 1995.

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The trio of Jordan, Pippen, and Rodman would dominate the NBA from 1995 to 1998. Many fans consider the trio to be the greatest of all time.

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K Shrijith is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his BBA degree, Shrijith has a keen interest in the world of finance. In fact, he has past experience in equity research and writing research reports on the subject of finance.
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