Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman spent two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs from 1993-95.
Paired with David Robinson, it was thought the two would help bring to San Antonio an NBA title but ultimately, the championship goal was never met.
And that is perfectly fine with the former Spur.
In an interview with USA Today, Rodman explains that he was overjoyed the Spurs never won a title during his time in San Antonio. He says otherwise, he'd would likely remain in San Antonio and never be a part of the Bulls three-peat squad.
It could have worked, but it didn’t work. I’m thinking to myself, thank God we didn’t win a championship in San Antonio. I thank my lucky stars. Because If I would have won a championship with San Antonio, I still would have been there. I never would have made it to the Chicago Bulls, and Chicago wouldn’t have won those three championships. So it’s a blessing in disguise.
The Spurs did reach the 1995 West Finals after winning 62-games in the regular-season. That team would face the Rockets only to see their NBA title hopes dashed, losing in six games to the eventual NBA champs as both Robinson and Rodman couldn't slow down Hakeem Olajuwon who averaged 35 points per game.
Rodman did win his third straight rebounding title, averaging 17.3 rebounds per game in San Antonio in 1993. He'd also be named to an All-Defensive Team but after clashing with the Spurs front office and off the court distractions, he was traded to the Bulls in 1995.