Former Chicago Bulls forward Dennis Rodman recognizes Ron Harper’s talent and contribution to team’s second three-peat, praises him for being one of the underrated point guards in Bulls dynasty did.
Harper’s getaway in Chicago
Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Rodman led the Bulls from 1995 to 1998, winning three NBA championships in three years. But despite their greatness, the other players on the roster who contributed significantly to the Bulls’ success also deserve great credit.
This includes Harper, who was the Bulls’ starting point guard, and locker room leader on and off the court. Head of the team Phil Jackson, his coach, appreciated his game and brought Harper, who was 36 at the time, to join the Lakers. Two he won his NBA championship in 2000 and he won purple and gold in 2001.
The Cavaliers selected Harper with the eighth pick in the 1986 NBA Draft and averaged 22.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.5 steals in 37.4 minutes in 82 games as a rookie. Harper was an elite scorer before joining the Bulls in 1994, averaging 18 or more points in his seven of his first eight years in the NBA.
Rodman saw Harper as a silent assassin
Rodman realizes Harper’s abilities. The 6-6 guard could have been a star like Jordan, but serious ankle and knee injuries saw him move from a potential face in the franchise to a key role in his player role. It has been changed.
Rodman will never forget how great Harper was, and the five-time NBA champion gave him a big tribute when he appeared on BTM Legends Corner alongside Sean David.
“The silent assassin on that team was a guy named Ron Harper. Ron Harper, nobody talks about him. He was a good guy, so for me he was Michael Jordan before Michael Jordan. Rodman said.
Harper reinvented himself despite his injuries and achieved a considerable level of success. It’s commendable that he handled an unfortunate situation and still made the most of his career.