Dennis Rodman's nomination to the NBA Hall of Fame has had been questioned by other people. Some say that he's just a one dimensional kind of player, he's just a defensive player, all he did was just to rebound the ball and thus, he doesn't deserve to be in the NBA Hall of Fame which is an institution that appreciates outstanding basketball talents.
But hey, those who question his induction seem to forget that rebounding the ball is also a talent. It demands timing, hard-work and perseverance. Rodman averaged 13.1 rebounds per game throughout his career in the NBA. That's a hard peat to top, especially nowadays when players tend to focus more on the offensive side of basketball. I can only count in my fingers the persons who were able to do such a thing like Rodman did during his prime in the NBA. And also, let's not forget that on top of his rebounding prowess, he also won 5 NBA championship rings. And take note, he played a huge defensive role in getting those championship rings. Thus, for me, only a hater will act against Rodman's induction to the NBA Hall of Fame that happened yesterday.
The induction changed the wrong notion that you have to post MVP like numbers and do amazing things on the court before you can become an NBA Hall of Fame. Now we know that sometimes being an excellent defensive player and being an excellent rebounder are enough habits to be in the prestigious Hall of Fame. After all, excellence is not an act but a habit and having a habit is hard to develop especially in the world of basketball where there are many obstructions, literally and figuratively.
Congratulations Dennis Rodman, a.k.a The Worm!
Here's his induction video. "He Cried!"