For a player, retiring his jersey is a great honor for him. There is no rule or principle for this in the NBA. However, most of the NBA jerseys retired by the team are from players who have made outstanding contributions to the team, and more importantly, they also maintain a good relationship with the team management. Whether or not the jerseys will be retired, the team management is a big deciding factor.
As an NBA dynasty team, the Bulls completed 2 triple crowns, and the first credit goes to Jordan. But Jordan’s second triple crown, beside him there are Pippen and Rodman two top of the list, without these two, Jordan’s 2nd triple crown really can not be completed. So the Bulls iron triangle are the trifecta of the credit, Rodman is also the team’s super blue collar, for the team to work, why Jordan and Pippen jersey are retired by the Bulls, Rodman’s jersey has not been retired? We analyze it specifically.
The Bulls retired jerseys are very strict, the Bulls since the founding of the team in 1966, has a history of more than fifty years, in this time, there are many excellent stars for the team, but now the Bulls only retired four players jerseys, including: Jerry Sloan, Michael Jordan, Bob Love and Scottie Pippen. It can be seen that the Bulls have very strict requirements for the team to retire players’ jerseys: the years of service must be long enough, contribute enough, and achieve more personal honors during the team. According to this standard, if the Bulls want to retire a fifth jersey, this may be Rose’s No. 1, but this is also quite tough, because the Bulls are indeed very strict. Those who care more about the NBA should remember Cobra Grant, who played seven seasons for the Bulls and was the third scoring point, the centerpiece of the triangle offense, and the interior defensive barrier on the team during the Bulls’ first three-peat on the list. He paid for these efforts at all, but now is not yet eligible to get a retired jersey, Rodman is unable to do.
Short service time, Rodman only played a total of three seasons for the Bulls, although three times to win the championship, but also the main, but not the core, Jordan and Pippen their jerseys have now been retired, and Rodman only played three seasons, therefore, the Bulls are difficult to retire his jersey, because the effectiveness of the period is very short, and the Pistons have retired Rodman’s jersey, and the Bulls have no reason to follow.
Not enough individual accolades were achieved by the team. During the Bulls era, Rodman was the league’s rebounding leader three years in a row and was voted to the best defensive team, but was not elected an All-Star once. While being the rebounding king three years in a row is powerful, if you compare him to the four men who have retired their jerseys, you will see that he has too few individual accolades.
Rodman was once a Bulls foe and Rodman’s personal style of play mirrored that of the Pistons’ bad boys. He helped his team win two NBA championships (1989-90, 1990-91), and the Pistons beat Jordan’s Bulls during both championship runs.
Too much negative news, the Bulls era of Rodman is actually a hated player, can join the Bulls, more people believe that it is the Bulls save him more than Rodman to help the Bulls win the championship, and in addition to the performance on the court, a variety of lacy news brought about by the negative impact is far greater than the positive impact, as a player, he retired in addition to look at the contribution to the team, but also to see the impact of this player on the city, apparently Rodman’s style does not meet the image of the Bulls this team.
Today many people in determining the status of a player, are willing to look at his various set, a round or two rounds of spectacular performances, but also some fans in order to weaken Jordan, Jordan around the players blowing very powerful, hard to say Rodman is a giant, likewise, there are some for the deification of Jordan, Jordan around the players said nothing, I personally think that Rodman’s first season is indeed counted as Jordan and Pippen team after the third giant, but the latter two years called him a giant a little forced, can only be considered a super blue collar.