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Retired professional basketball player Dennis Rodman claims that Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green is the player that reminds him of himself.
“Players have to have the heart to go out there and do whatever they have to do to win. That’s who I look at,” Rodman responded.
“You’ve got the Steph Currys, the LeBron James, players like that. But I want to see the player that says, ‘OK, I want to be the player that stands out to do my job and earn the money for the role that they’re paying me for.’ That’s what I’m looking for. I don’t see that player out there.
“Draymond Green is something sort of like that,” Rodman continued. But 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.”
Rodman, who played for Detroit Pistons, LA Lakers as well as Brighton Bears and others, was a five-time NBA champion, two-time Defensive Player of the Year and two-time All-Star.