Rodman told Joe Buck on his interview program “Undeniable” that his two-season relationship with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, then the team’s general manager, was not good and eroded the longer he stayed in San Antonio. “The city kind of embraced me, but what’s his name, Popovich, he hated me,” Rodman said. “He hated my guts because I wasn’t a bible guy. They looked at me like I was the devil.” Late in his time in San Antonio, Rodman said he tried to mend his relationship with Popovich and his teammates. “With Pop, I’ve got to be cool until I started acting out again,” Rodman said. “It was kind of like they don’t want me here.”
January 22, 2018 | 10:03 pm EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Cleveland Cavaliers held an emotional team meeting prior to Monday’s practice, where several players challenged the legitimacy of Kevin Love leaving OKC loss on Saturday ill and missing Sunday’s practice, league sources tell ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: In a locker room increasingly full of finger-pointing, Love defended himself and explained his side to teammates, coaches and management, sources said. At end of meeting, there was a sense with some that team had worked out some issues, but that ultimately remains to be seen.