Dennis Rodman Once Publicly Hurled Abuses on Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant

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To put it mildly, Dennis Rodman is an unique figure in the NBA. He had a very successful professional career and played for some of the most successful NBA dynasties.

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While Rodman played with the Lakers for only 23 games, he won five titles with the Pistons and Bulls. At the Lakers, Rodman and Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant didn't exactly get along.

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It's a common belief that Shaq and Kobe personally didn't get along while they were teammates for the Lakers. Rodman was everything from a peacemaker and became weary of Shaq and Kobe's disagreements.

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Rodman, fed up with the drama within the organisation, joined Jerry Buss, the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, on a gambling vacation to Las Vegas.

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“I told the team, I said, ‘I got to take a break, I can’t deal with this,'” Rodman told HoopsHype.

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“I wasn’t used to people coming in the locker room, being a b*tch, b*tching, doing this, b*tching in the locker room, b*tching on the bus, b*tching on the plane, I mean, ‘God Damn! Man, what the f*ck, what’d I get myself into?’”

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“I’m used to people going on the bus, p*ssing and complaining about, ‘What sh*t, I could’ve played. G*dd*mmit.’ Stuff like that, but that got to me, and I just took a break, and me and Jerry Buss went to Vegas.”

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In just 23 games for the Lakers in 1998–1999, Rodman made an appearance. He was fired in the off-season after signing on for a prorated wage. After that, Rodman committed to the Mavericks for the 1999–2000 campaign.

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Kobe Bryant and Shaq have their disagreements. However, everything worked out on the court because they were a formidable opponent. On the court, they forged a strong alliance and won three straight championships.

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