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Dennis Rodman illustrates that off-court chemistry is worthless.

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Here's Rodman's opening statement from that interview: "Well, I think it was important, I thought it was important for me to go in there and win. Y'know, it wasn't, uh, I don’t have a job to speak to people. My job is to collate and understand how people work and do my thing. And make people believe in the fact that you belong there. Y'know, talking to people will come, relating to people will come. If they see you performing, and doing your job, and being with the group. That’s all I want, that's all I want. I don't [clearing throat] me and Scottie, we're cool; me and Scottie, we’re cool today. Y'know, we’re a little older, we're a little wiser; we’re cool today. I mean me and Scottie [stammering] me and Scottie and Michael never had a conversation in three years in Chicago. Only time we had a conversation was on the court. And that was it. And nobody believes that [laughing] ..." Strong evidence from a ring wearing Basketball Hall of Famer, "The Worm," that off-court chemistry has got no value whatsoever. Yet, even with his first-hand account that dismisses off-court chemistry as nauseating drivel, countless people will still mawkishly cling to the hokey sentiment that such a meaningless intangible is worth something. I'm sorry, folks, but off-court chemistry is a hollow concept that's got nothing to do with winning in basketball. Nothing at all. What truly matters is on-court cohesion, which that trio had in spades.

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