They were called the Bad Boys for a reason, and Dennis Rodman and Bill Laimbeer were two of the biggest reasons. Rodman was dirty mentally, but Laimbeer was dirty physically. He’s one of those guys that get discredited in today’s game because his overly physical defense would never fly in today’s game, and that much is certainly true. Laimbeer was so dirty they literally made a Super Nintendo game called Bill Laimbeer’s Combat Basketball in which you could shove dudes halfway across the court.
Laimbeer was willing to do anything it took to win, and his opponents knew it. He was that guy at the YMCA that you knew would kick you in the groin driving to the rim and punch you in the kidney if you tried to post him up.