Successful NBA teams who went on to build dynasties owe their success to the teams during those runs. Scoring is a given but some cagers do the dirty stuff like defending, rebounding and hustling. No one best illustrated that other than Dennis Rodman who teamed up with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen with the Chicago Bulls from 1995 to 1998.

Even before the man who is also known as The Worm joined the Bulls, there is no question that he made his mark in the rebounding department. He was one of the premier defenders during his peak, a lot of which started when he played for the Detroit Pistons from 1986 to 1993.

Sans his unique hairstyle and demeanor on the court, Rodman is an asset for as long as any coach could handle him. Phil Jackson proved he could handle the controversial player and that resulted in Rodman winning two NBA titles.

Rodman, who appeared on ESPN's "30 for 30" series, spoke with Sean Highkin on the show and tackled on several things. That included asking the five-time NBA champion who among the current crop of players he feels plays fairly close to his style of play.

Rodman started by discussing how players needed to go out with the heart to win. For him, the player that best reminds him of himself is someone who wants to stand out and prove to the team he is playing for that they are getting their money's worth. Eventually, he singled out Draymond Green who he said was "sort of like that."

"Besides him, I don't see other players who have that passion, who have that love, that drive, they need basketball. No money, no fame. They have three hours of their life, 'I'm going out to do my job, to win for people. I'll get the gratification at the end of the day when I have a ring on my finger.' That's the kind of player I'm looking for," said two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

Green has indeed proven his worth, having the ability to do almost anything. He can score, defend and provide the Dubs with the energy needed. This is seen as one of the reasons why the Dubs gave him a five-year contract extension worth about $118 million. Much of this was covered in a previous post.

Dennis Rodman Retired American professional basketball player Dennis Rodman speaks to the press as he arrives at Changi International airport ahead of the US-North Korea summit in Singapore on June 11, 2018. Photo: Getty Images/ ADEK BERRY