Former San Antonio Spurs forward Dennis Rodman has been named a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame:
Dennis Rodman, Jamaal Wilkes and Tex Winter are among 12 finalists for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Rodman was the flamboyant rebounder who won five NBA titles with Chicago and Detroit; Wilkes won four NBA titles with Golden State and the Lakers after starring at UCLA; and Winter was the architect of the triangle and triple-post offense.
Those elected to the Hall of Fame will be introduced April 3 at the men's Final Four in Houston. The induction ceremony is at the hall in Springfield, Mass., from Aug. 11-13. (nba.com)
Rodman was traded to the Spurs for Sean Elliott in 1993 and played with the Spurs until 1995. He averaged 17.3 rebounds in 1993-1994 season and 16.8 rebounds in his final season before being traded to the Chicago Bulls for Will Perdue.
For his career, the "Worm" played in 911 games, averaged 7.3 points, 13.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists.
Let's hope his off-the-court issues do not interfere in the voting and the focus be on what he brought to the court.
He was the beast of the boards and his battles with Karl Malone in the NBA Finals should not be overlooked. I believe he will make it to the HOF despite his off court issues.
I think he deserves to be in Hall of Fame his contributions especially to the Bulls can't be underestimated.