1991: Dennis Rodman 34pts 23rebs vs Nuggets
Before all the tattoos, dating Carmen Electra, making movies with Van Damme, wearing wedding dresses to book signings and acting like he’s lucky everytime he hits a 3 pointer near the end of a Bull’s blowout game, Rodman was a “Bad Boy” that didn’t look like a “Bad Boy.”
During his time with the Piston’s Bad Boys it wasn’t rare to see him score in double figures or get a double double but on the first game of 1991, Rodman must of had a hangover from a great New Years celebration because he exploded for 34 points and 23 rebounds against the Denver Nuggets. So the Nuggs didnt’ have Deke to shut Rodman down but they did try with Anthony Cook and Joe Wolf which was the equivalent of …hell I can’t even think of one.
Funniest stat might be is Rodman followed up this game with back to back 5 point game and it took 4 to equal his output on this night.