It’s funny to think that the “bad boy” and Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman has some advice for the players regarding the NBA lockout. During a recent interview he said that the NBA players should “bow down” to settle the current lockout.
Although Rodman actually blames owners for the lockout he believes it’s up to the players to settle the issue. During the interview Rodman went on to say, “I just think that the players should bow down. In 1999 we were locked out and we missed half the season. The owners bowed down then. They gave the players everything. I think the players should do the same thing for the owners because today most of these teams are losing money. It’s not the players’ fault. It’s the owners’ fault. I think they should give a little bit and move on.”
Rodmans’ comments about the players was harsh and probably will cause a bit of backlash for him. His take on the ball players has him quoted as saying; “Most players don’t give a damn about the game. They want the money and all of a sudden they want unity. I’m not taking the owners’ side. I think the players should look at themselves.”
Has the superstar “bad boy” grown up? Or has he been out of the game so long that he is seeing it from a different perspective? What was his position back then? Whatever the case and even if you don’t agree with him, it’s good to hear he seems to have more mature look at things.
As we all know, the lockout causes financial hardship on more than just the players and owners. Businesses who count on the games are severely hit, especially in this economy. It has a domino effect also creating huge losses for the networks and sports anchors. Overall it is just plain bad news for everyone.
Let’s hope they come together soon and work out their differences. Fans will certainly have basketball withdrawal symptoms soon!
WHAT DO YOU THINK? SHOULD THE PLAYERS “BOW DOWN”?