Melissa Isaacson of ESPNChicago.com with a quote from Steve Kerr on the relationship between Dennis Rodman and Michael Jordan:
“For three years, our team really dealt with it well,” Kerr said. “Michael had this sort of quiet respect for Dennis. They rarely communicated but Michael respected Dennis for the way he competed and rebounded. He knew how important he was to the team and left Dennis to his own.”
I am sure MJ thought Rodman was a jerk, but the thing about Jordan is that he wanted to win more than anything. And despite all the crazy stuff Rodman did off the court, he was a heck of a player.