21 Hall of Famers you had no idea played with each other

LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal
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11) Dennis Rodman and David Robinson

NBA legends David Robinson and Dennis Rodman appeared to be the perfect NBA odd couple. Robinson was a model citizen and Rodman was a bad boy, literally, after spending his first seven seasons with the Detroit Pistons.

They spent two seasons as teammates, with Rodman averaging 5.6 points and a stellar 17.1 rebounds per game while playing alongside the dominant Robinson. Despite that, the two didn't appear to get along, with Robinson being quoted as saying, "As far as a team goes, he was so destructive from a team perspective."

As a result, someone had to go and it wasn't going to be one of the greatest players in NBA history in Robinson. Rodman was unceremoniously traded for Will Perdue, which initially seemed like a smart move for the Spurs, who had grown tired of his antics.

After all, Rodman was 35 years old at the time and looked to be done for. Instead, he proved to be a key ingredient for the Chicago Bulls' second three-peat. Things worked out for Robinson too, with the Spurs bottoming out during the 1996–1997 season, landing the number one pick and drafting Tim Duncan first overall.

From 1997–98 to 2002–03, the Spurs were one of the best teams in the NBA and were the first team after the Bulls 3-peat to win a championship. They also ended the Shaq and Kobe 3-peat by winning again in 2003. All in all, the Robinson and Rodman pairing was ill-fated, but both went on to bigger and better things.