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Dennis Rodman
Rodman in 2001
Position(s) Small forward, Power forward
Jersey #(s) 10, 70, 73, 91
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (110 kg)
Born May 13, 1961 (1961-05-13) (age 48)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Career information
Year(s) 1986–2000
NBA Draft 1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 27
Selected by Detroit Pistons
College Southeastern Oklahoma State
Professional team(s)
Career stats (NBA)
Points     6,683
Rebounds     11,954
Assists     1,600
Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Career highlights and awards
.Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks.^ That's the worst thing you can say to a basketball player.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ Dennis Rodman/ Bulls 72 Wins .
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^ Rodman played for the Pistons, Spurs , Bulls , Lakers , and Mavericks over the course of 14 seasons.
  • Is Dennis Rodman Worthy of Being a Basketball Hall of Famer? | Bleacher Report 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

.Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was nicknamed "Dennis the Menace" and "The Worm" and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities.^ Dennis Keith Rodman was born on May 13, 1961 in Trenton, New Jersey.
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^ Rodman, who was born in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in Dallas, Texas, was on the basketball team only briefly at South Oak Cliff High School, where he played under future Texas A&M coach Gary Blair.

^ "Dennis Keith Rodman" (born May 13 1961) is an American professional basketball player best known for his fierce defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times, along with five NBA Championships (1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998).

.Playing small forward in his early years before becoming a power forward, Rodman earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times and was voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice.^ He also was named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year twice.
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^ Rodman, Jordan, and Scottie Pippen all made the All-Defensive First Team, the first time three players from the same team made it on the first team.

^ Dennis Rodman was the leading NBA defensive player after earning his place on the NBA All-Defensive First Team for seven consecutive years.
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.He also led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA championships (1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998).^ Rodman led the Pistons with 12.5 rebounds per game in 1991.

^ NBA Top Offensive Rebounds (1991–94, 1996, 1997) .

^ Then we won another championship in 1996-97.
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.Experiencing an unhappy childhood, Rodman was shy and introverted in his early years.^ Dennis Rodman will reportedly participate in the reality television show 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' early next year, according to VH1.

After aborting a suicide attempt in 1993, he reinvented himself as the prototypical "bad boy" and became notorious for numerous controversial antics. .He dyed his hair in artificial colors, presented himself with many piercings and tattoos and regularly disrupted games by clashing with opposing players and officials.^ He sported numerous tattoos and piercings, and frequently dyed his hair bright, artificial colors.

^ Even though he may be more well-known for his tattoos, dyed hair, piercings, and wedding dresses, there's no question that Rodman is one of the premier "hard-nosed" players to ever play the game.
  • Is Dennis Rodman Worthy of Being a Basketball Hall of Famer? | Bleacher Report 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

.He famously wore a wedding dress to promote his autobiography.^ Rodman was also briefly married to Carmen Electra, and famously wore a wedding dress at a public appearance to promote his autobiography.

.Rodman pursued a high-profile affair with singer Madonna and was briefly married to actress Carmen Electra.^ Dennis Rodman says it was hard being married to Carmen Electra and hard not being married to her.
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^ Rodman was also briefly married to Carmen Electra, and famously wore a wedding dress at a public appearance to promote his autobiography.

^ Dennis Rodman has had great success with women -- Madonna and Carmen Electra to name a few -- but last night his premature pontification proved his game is in serious need of a rebound.
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.Apart from basketball, Rodman is a part-time professional wrestler.^ Originally Posted by Illuminated Anyone that says no is obviously a person that didn't watch much basketball during Rodman's time.
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^ Despite his behavior, Rodman was for the most part kept under control by coach Phil Jackson and Jordan during his time in Chicago.

^ Anyone that says no is obviously a person that didn't watch much basketball during Rodman's time.
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.He was a member of the nWo and fought alongside Hulk Hogan at two Bash at the Beach events.^ At least they can sell a move which is more than can be said of the reigning WCW World Champion Bill Goldberg headlining the first of the two Bash At The Beach main events.
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^ His first match was at the July 1997 "Bash At the Beach" event where he teamed with Hogan in a loss to Lex Luger and The Giant.

^ A frustrated Malone Diamond Cut The Disciple and the referee as Rodman and Hogan partied with the other nWo Hollywood members outside the ring.
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.He had his own TV show, The Rodman World Tour, and had lead roles in the action films Simon Sez and Double Team alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme.^ In 1997 Rodman made his feature film debut in the action film "Double Team" alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme.

^ While we can only hope that the star of "Double Team" and "Simon Sez" can find sobriety in "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," we're pretty sure it's not the real reason Rodman's on the show.
  • Dennis Rodman's next calculated meltdown to come on 'Celebrity Rehab' - Sports Pros(e) 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Rodman also starred in "Simon Sez", a 1999 action/comedy and co-starred with Tom Berenger in a 2000 action film about skydiving titled "Cutaway".

Both films were severely critically panned, with the latter earning Rodman a triple Razzie Award. .He appeared in several reality TV series and was the winner of the $222,000 main prize of the 2005 edition of Celebrity Mole.^ Rodman has appeared in a number of reality TV series.

^ He was the winner of the Yucatan edition of the reality television series "Celebrity Mole", shocking many since he took virtually no notes during the show, and when he did, he would simply write them down on a piece of napkin.

^ The repackaged celebrity edition of the series had stars competing in business-oriented tasks in New York City to raise money for their favorite charities.
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.Rodman also won the first ever Celebrity Championship Wrestling tournament.^ Rodman wrestled a few matches for World Championship Wrestling and was a member of the nWo with Hulk Hogan, a friend of his.

^ In 1992, Rodman improved significantly, averaging over eighteen per game as he won the first of seven straight rebounding titles.

^ Fd him up in celebrity wrestling yet the judges said rodmn won..
  • Dennis Rodman: Kobe is better than LeBron - Lakers Topbuzz - Los Angeles Lakers News, Rumors, Fan Forum, & Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC lakers.topbuzz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Early life and education

.Dennis Rodman was born in Trenton, New Jersey the son of Shirley and Philander Rodman Jr., an Air Force pilot and veteran of the Vietnam War.^ Dennis Rodman, News, Celebrities enlarge 1/2 .
  • Police Investigating Woman’s Claim Dennis Rodman Grabbed Her In Miami Nightclub | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC preview3.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

^ Rodman, who was born in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in Dallas, Texas, was on the basketball team only briefly at South Oak Cliff High School, where he played under future Texas A&M coach Gary Blair.

^ May 1961 , Trenton, New Jersey, USA more Contact: .
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.When he was three, his father deserted his family and went on to eventually father 27 children from four different women.^ If you defended me three or four different ways,” said Worthy in the NBA at 50 , “ … then I had three or four different moves.” .
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[1] .Shirley subsequently took many odd jobs—at times, four at the same time—to support her family.^ It's not like I'm incompetent...I've been emloyed four other times, but now I'm trying to think of what I did to get THOSE jobs.
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^ We love the fans because they support and love the game, but at the same time it hurts when they turn their back on us.” -- Allen Iverson .
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[2] .In his 1997 biography Bad As I Wanna Be, he expresses his disgust for his father: "I haven't seen my father in more than 30 years, so what's there to miss...^ "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
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^ There is Charles Oakley, who played 14 years and collected more than 12,000 rebounds; Horace Grant, who won four NBA titles; and Avery Johnson, the point guard who won a title in San Antonio.
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^ Damn I would love nothing more than to have him stick his big black dick in my tight asshole!!!!!
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.I just look at it like this: Some man brought me into this world.^ Man, it looked like everyone he ever played against wanted to hit him.
  • Phil Jackson: Dennis Rodman Best Athlete I’ve Ever Coached | Dime Magazine (www.dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC dimemag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Looks like Kari Ann doesn’t have a shot in hell with the whole world against her.
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^ "In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating.” I think that's just a quirk of human nature.” -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .
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That doesn't mean I have a father."[1] .The impoverished Rodman and his two sisters, Debra and Kim,[3] grew up in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Texas,[4] considered one of the worst areas of Dallas in those times,[5] Rodman was so attached to his mother that he refused to move when she sent him to a nursery when he was four years old.^ GoldenPalace.com and Dennis Rodman have teamed up for several marketing campaigns, including the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona the past two years to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis.
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^ The 44-year-old now makes his home in Huntington Beach, California, where he lives with his wife and two children .
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^ Rodman, who was born in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in Dallas, Texas, was on the basketball team only briefly at South Oak Cliff High School, where he played under future Texas A&M coach Gary Blair.

.Shirley Rodman was more interested in his two sisters Debra and Kim, who were both considered more talented than him in basketball, and according to Rodman, made him a laughingstock whenever he tagged along with them.^ Cy and Jesse Waits are an example of two young men who DO understand both the customer and the importance of keeping the right working relationship with their employees as well.
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^ Since he ended his career as a basketball player in 2000, Rodman has made a career of appearing as himself, with the results usually ending in him storming off the set.
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^ Honestly to me..Rodman is more real and more of a human being than anyone on that show...A distant second would be James and T-boz.
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He was generally "overwhelmed" by the all-female household.[6] Debra and Kim would go on to become All-Americans at Louisiana Tech and Stephen F. Austin respectively.[3]
.When Rodman experienced his growth spurt, he became even more withdrawn because he felt odd in his own body.^ In 1996, Dennis Rodman had his own MTV reality talk show called "The Rodman World Tour", which featured Rodman in a series of odd-ball situations.

^ In 1988, Rodman seemed to show even more star potential, crashing the boards more and defending better than before.

^ "Sometimes I'm not even satisfied when I got 6 points and 22 rebounds, because I'm always looking to do more.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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[6] .Rodman was so insecure around women that he thought he was homosexual in his teens, was still a virgin when he was 20 years old, and eventually had his first sexual experience with a prostitute; he described this as an unpleasant experience.^ The Knicks are among approximately six NBA teams that have talked to free agent Dennis Rodman, according to the 43-year-old's agent.

^ "Wilt Chamberlain lied when he said he had 20,000 women.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ I saw a clip of her calling Mackenzie an ugly old ….after what she revealed about her sexual abuse, how the hell could you put this girl around her.
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[7]
.While attending South Oak Cliff High School, Rodman played under future Texas A&M coach Gary Blair.^ Dennis Rodman recent went to China, from November 4th through November 12th, in order to coach and play in basketball games.
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^ The role of "sober coach" on the show was previously played by Gary Busey -- and we know how that turned out.
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^ A family friend tipped off the head coach of Cooke County College in Gainesville, Texas about his talents and he went on to play a year for the school's team.

[3] However, Rodman was not considered an athletic standout. .According to himself, he was "unable to hit a layup" and was listed in the high school basketball teams, but was either benched or cut from the squads.^ "The only time I'd played organized basketball was my sophomore year in high school, when I barely made the junior varsity team.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ "I played on an all-black high school team and we didn't want people saying that we were clowns.” -- Oscar Robertson .
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^ I used to have to cut the lawn, and when I was in junior high school, I worked at a concession stand at a stadium.” -- Steve Nash .
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.Measuring only 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) as a freshman in high school,[2] he also failed to make the football teams and was "totally devastated".[6] After finishing school, Rodman worked as an overnight janitor at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.^ While working as an overnight janitor at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, he grew from under 6 feet tall to 6'6' and became a force to reckon with on the playgrounds.

^ Dennis Rodman's Quotation: Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is ten, or something.
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^ Rodman, who was born in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in Dallas, Texas, was on the basketball team only briefly at South Oak Cliff High School, where he played under future Texas A&M coach Gary Blair.

He experienced a sudden growth spurt, and grew to 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) and decided to give basketball another shot.[8]
A family friend tipped off the head coach of Cooke County College in Gainesville, Texas. .In his single semester there, he averaged 17.6  points and 13.3 rebounds, before flunking out due to poor academic performances.^ After comparing and ranking Carmelo and Lebron in 13 categories like rebounding, three-point shooting, this, that, the “differences” in the ranks were calculated.
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^ My career average of 13.1 puts me at number 12 all time, which brings me back to Rebound Rate, the percentage of available rebounds a player pulls down.
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^ To all you single guys out there, it's not how you start the date, it's how you finish it sir.
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[2] .After his short stint in Gainesville, he transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State University, an NAIA school.^ Southeastern Oklahoma State .
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.There, Rodman was a three-time NAIA All-American and led the NAIA in rebounding in both the 1984–85 and 1985–86 seasons.^ I am not the best rebounder of all time.
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^ At a time when Michael Jordan was everything the NBA wanted a player to be, the second most famous player in the game, one Dennis Rodman, was showing there was another way to be a world-class athlete—both on and off court.
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^ There are times when I think somebody might kill me.”" -- Dennis Rodman .
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.In three seasons there, 1983–84 through 1985–86, he averaged 25.7 points and 15.7 rebounds, led the NAIA in rebounding twice and registered a .637 field goal percentage.^ After comparing and ranking Carmelo and Lebron in 13 categories like rebounding, three-point shooting, this, that, the “differences” in the ranks were calculated.
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^ My career average of 13.1 puts me at number 12 all time, which brings me back to Rebound Rate, the percentage of available rebounds a player pulls down.
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[8] .He averaged over 25 points per game for his three-year NAIA career.^ "You look at today, it's a different situation.” You have a game that has been transformed into a game where almost every shot is either an outside shot - a three-point shot - or a dunk.” -- Oscar Robertson .
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^ "You see what happens in college and high school games today - a three-point shot or a dunk.” I think that's the reason that you see a lot of that in the pros today.” -- Oscar Robertson .
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[9] .At the Portsmouth Invitational, a pre-draft camp for NBA hopefuls, he won Most Valuable Player honors and caught the attention of the Detroit Pistons.^ Selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round (27th pick overall) of the 1986 NBA Draft.
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^ "In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league.” -- Julius Erving .
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^ After a strong NBA pre-draft workout, the Detroit Pistons took sufficient notice of him to select him in the second round of the 1986 NBA Draft.

[2]
.During this time, Rodman worked at a summer youth basketball camp, where he befriended camper Byrne Rich, who was shy and withdrawn, following from a hunting accident in which he mistakenly shot and killed his best friend.^ When you indulge Rodman ink, indulge a culture and lifestyle of hard work, living hard, loving hard, and being the best at what you do, and looking damn good whilst doing it.
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^ During Monday's upcoming show, Rodman sues a friend/assistant for allegedly gambling away $4,000 of Rodman's money in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino.
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^ Seeying them annoy each other and both (Yes, also Rodman) kicking around bad guys is, admit it, an ok way to kill some time.
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The two became almost inseparable, and formed a bond. .Rich invited Rodman to his rural Oklahoma home; at first, Rodman was not well-received by the Riches due to being African-American.^ "Cooper was my road roommate, and also happened to be the first African American player drafted by a National Basketball Association team.” -- Bob Cousy .
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.But, the Riches were so grateful to him for bringing their son out of his shell that they were able to set aside their prejudices.^ Ricki jokingly told him they were off the air and then Mike admitted to him that he had been kicked out of AIC because of his drug problems.
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[10] .Although Rodman had severe family issues himself, he "adopted" the Riches as his own in 1982 and went from the city life to "driving a tractor and messing with cows."^ It all went down in the city of Trier, where Rodman had been staying to play in a series of " USA Legends of Basketball " exhibition games.
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[10] Rodman credits the Riches as his "surrogate family" that helped him through college.

Basketball career

Detroit Pistons

Rodman made himself eligible for the 1986 NBA Draft. .He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons as the 27th pick, joining a rugged team of coach Chuck Daly that was called "Bad Boys" for their hard-nosed approach to basketball.^ "Why not coach a women's basketball team?

^ (October 2009) Is ordered to pay $225,000 to a Hard Rock Hotel beverage manager who said the former basketball bad-boy assaulted her in 2006.
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^ Selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round (27th pick overall) of the 1986 NBA Draft.
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.The squad featured Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars at the guard positions, Adrian Dantley and Sidney Green at forward, and center Bill Laimbeer.^ Many former black players are not fighting to be the next Joe Dumars or the next Isiah Thomas.
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^ The guy was 6'7 and could guard every position from pg to center.
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^ "Just fundamental things - I played guard and I played forward, so you get into a position where you are pivoting out on the court.” -- Oscar Robertson .
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.Bench players who played more than 15 minutes per game were sixth man Vinnie Johnson and the backup forwards Rick Mahorn and John Salley.^ "Some players are more physical than others, some play with more finesse.
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^ It's very much a competition for the entertainment dollar, and that's never been more clearly evident than in today's NBA game.” -- Julius Erving .
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^ I went from five foot eleven to six foot eight, and the more ball I played, the more I caught on to the game.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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[11] .Rodman fit well into this ensemble, providing 6.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and some tough defense in 15.0 minutes of playing time per game.^ Lamar Odom has to be allowed to shoot the ball 15-20 times per game.
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^ Brickowski was thrown out for the second time in three games Sunday after knocking Rodman down with a forearm to the Adam’s apple.
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^ April 15 – April 18: In the final 2 games that Lamar Odom, Kwame Brown, and Luke Walton played together the Lakers were 2-0.
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[9] Winning 52 games, the Pistons comfortably entered the 1987 NBA Playoffs. .They swept the Washington Bullets and soundly beat the Atlanta Hawks in five games, but bowed out in seven matches against their archrivals Boston Celtics in what was called one of the physically and mentally toughest series ever.^ "I think that the team that wins game five will win the series.
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^ "My most memorable moment came in 1985 as we beat the Boston Celtics.” -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .
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^ "That is why one day I said my game will be like the Pythagorean Theorem - hard to figure out.
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.He feuded with Celtics guard Dennis Johnson, taunting him in the closing seconds by waving his right hand over his head.^ "I couldn't care less if the guy I'm guarding has HIV. I'm going to slam him anyway.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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.When the Celtics took Game Seven, Johnson went back at Rodman in the last moments of the game and mimicked his taunting gesture.^ Rodman played in three ABA games with Long Beach last season.

^ Rodman played in just two games for the Jam, the last coming over a month ago.

[12] After the loss, Rodman made headlines by insinuating that Celtics star Larry Bird was overrated because he was white: "Larry Bird is overrated in a lot of areas. ...Why does he get so much publicity? Because he's white. .You never hear about a black player being the greatest."^ "The 50 greatest players don't matter when you're in the Hall of Fame.
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^ "So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way.” -- Kevin Garnett .
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^ "When you get to that level, it's not a matter of talent anymore - because all the players are so talented - it's about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions.” -- Hakeem Olajuwon .
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Although teammate Thomas supported him, he endured harsh criticism, but avoided being called a racist because, according to him, his own girlfriend Anicka "Annie" Bakes was white.[2][6]
After being drafted by the Pistons, Rodman met his girlfriend and later wife Anicka "Annie" Bakes and had a daughter Alexis (born 1989). She married and divorced him in 1993, an experience which left him traumatized.[10] Rodman's refusal to take a HIV test was cited as the main conflict that led to the divorce. .In that year, he was found asleep in his car with a loaded rifle in his hand, and it was rumored that he had tried to commit suicide,[2] which he confirmed four years later: but instead of killing himself, he decided to symbolically kill the shy Dennis Rodman he hated and to be reborn as a man full of self-confidence.^ "You can love me or you can hate me.” - Dennis Rodman .
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^ There are images of Rodman in a bridal outfit, with rainbow dyed hair, in close up, in designer wear, jogging as well as a signed basketball, sports car and Rodman himself as the “wild” man standing in for a wild symbol.
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^ There are times when I think somebody might kill me.”" -- Dennis Rodman .
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[5]
.In the following 1987–88 season, Rodman steadily improved his stats, averaging 11.6 points and 8.7 rebounds and starting in 32 of 82 regular season games.^ That’s pretty much a dead heat between Wilt Chamberlain, who reportedly averaged 22.9 rebounds per game for his career – unreal – and six times averaged 24 or more during the regular season; and Bill Russell, who averaged 22.5 for his career, including seven straight seasons of 23 or more.
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^ Rodman played in three ABA games with Long Beach last season.

^ In 1995-96 we won 72 regular-season games – best ever – and the NBA championship.
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[9] .The Pistons fought their way into the 1988 NBA Finals, and took a 3–2 lead, but lost in seven games against the Los Angeles Lakers.^ I’m guessing this was before some game in the 1996 NBA finals, but I’m not sure.
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^ Just like the rest of the NBA finals, the head games battle between Chicago’s Dennis Rodman and Seattle’s Frank Brickowski has been no contest.
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^ "My favorite Knicks moment was when we beat Indiana in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals.
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.In Game Six, the Pistons were down by one point with eight seconds to go; Dumars missed a shot, and Rodman just fell short of an offensive rebound and a putback which could have won the title.^ Rodman won five NBA rings and led the league in rebounding from 1991-92 to 1997-98, but doesn't have any experience coaching.

^ I went from five foot eleven to six foot eight, and the more ball I played, the more I caught on to the game.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ Rodman played in just two games for the Jam, the last coming over a month ago.

.In Game Seven, L.A. led by 15 points in the fourth quarter, but Rodman’s defense helped cut down the lead to six with 3:52 minutes to go and to two with one minute to go.^ "It's important for us, if we're going to be a good team, to be a good defensive team in the fourth quarter.” -- Steve Nash .
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^ Dennis Rodman has got more legal trouble than he can shake his extremely long tongue at -- but as Wesley Snipes will attest, this is one problem that won't go away.
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^ "He fouled out in the fourth quarter, and that's when I really started getting points.
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.But then, he fouled Magic Johnson, who hit a free throw, missed an ill-advised shot with 39 seconds to go, and the Pistons never recovered.^ The attitude that I'm going to show everybody, I'm going to work hard to get better and better.” -- Magic Johnson .
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^ "All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.” -- Magic Johnson .
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^ Maybe you have to rebound better, shoot better, hit free throws, handle the ball, defend better.
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[13] In that year, his girlfriend Annie bore him a daughter named Alexis.[2]
.After just falling short of an NBA title, Rodman entered the 1988–89 season.^ Just like the rest of the NBA finals, the head games battle between Chicago’s Dennis Rodman and Seattle’s Frank Brickowski has been no contest.
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^ Dennis Rodman#{1988/89 .
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.Still coming off the bench, he averaged nine points and nine rebounds in 26 minutes, providing such effective defense that he was voted into the All-Defensive Team, the first of eight times.^ "I guarantee you, if you could give me 10 points in all those seventh games against the Boston Celtics, instead of Bill Russell having 11 rings, I could've at least had nine or eight.” -- Wilt Chamberlain .
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^ "I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points.
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^ I’m one of the best defensive players of all time, and I couldn’t guard his ass.
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[9] .In that season, the Pistons finally vanquished their playoffs bane by sweeping the Boston Celtics, winning in six games versus the Chicago Bulls of scoring champion Michael Jordan and easily defeating the Lakers with 4–0 in the 1989 NBA Finals.^ At a time when Michael Jordan was everything the NBA wanted a player to be, the second most famous player in the game, one Dennis Rodman, was showing there was another way to be a world-class athlete—both on and off court.
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^ Rodman's early prominence on the court with such teams as the Detroit Pistons led the justifiably cocky hoop master to fame with both the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers.
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^ As the dentist tries to repair the damage of the long NBA season that has recently concluded with Rodman and the Chicago Bulls’ winning a third straight championship, the entourage strives to keep him entertained.
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.Although he was hampered by back spasms, Rodman dominated the boards, grabbing 19 rebounds in Game 3 and providing tough interior defense.^ "I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points.
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^ In Phil's view though, Dennis provided the defensive toughness and attitude that pushed the Bulls over the top.
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[14]
In the 1989–90 season, Detroit lost perennial defensive forward Rick Mahorn due to the expansion draft of the Minnesota Timberwolves. .It was feared that the loss of Mahorn – average in talent, but high on hustle and widely considered a vital cog of the "Bad Boys" teams – would diminish the Pistons’ spirit, but Rodman seamlessly took over his role.^ Comments Dennis Rodman , the worst hotel guests in the world, was up to his bad boy behavior again--this time at the Park Plaza Hotel in Trier, Germany.

^ This time bad boy retired b-baller Dennis Rodman was arrested at a Century City hotel for a minor altercation with his girlfriend.

[15] He went on to win his first big individual accolade. .Averaging nine points and 10 rebounds and starting in the last 43 regular season games, he established himself as the best defensive player in the game; during this period, the Pistons won 39 games, and Rodman was lauded by the NBA "for his defense and rebounding skills, which were unparalleled in the league".[8] For his feats, he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award; he also connected on a .595 field goal percentage, which made him the most precise shooter of the league.^ In 1995-96 we won 72 regular-season games – best ever – and the NBA championship.
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^ The Rebound Rate measures “the percentage of missed shots a player rebounded” when he was in the game.
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^ That’s pretty much a dead heat between Wilt Chamberlain, who reportedly averaged 22.9 rebounds per game for his career – unreal – and six times averaged 24 or more during the regular season; and Bill Russell, who averaged 22.5 for his career, including seven straight seasons of 23 or more.
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[9] .In the 1990 NBA Playoffs, the Pistons beat the Bulls again, and in the 1990 NBA Finals, Detroit met the Portland Trail Blazers.^ "My favorite Knicks moment was when we beat Indiana in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals.
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.Rodman suffered from an injured ankle and was often replaced by Mark Aguirre, but even without his defensive hustle, Detroit beat Portland in five games and claimed their second title.^ I went from five foot eleven to six foot eight, and the more ball I played, the more I caught on to the game.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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[15]
.After winning his second NBA championship ring, Rodman entered the 1990–91 season.^ The Bulls traded for Rodman before the 1995-96 season, their only key offseason change, and he was a vital part of their championship in 1996.
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^ In 1995-96 we won 72 regular-season games – best ever – and the NBA championship.
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In that year, he finally established himself as the starting small forward of the Pistons. .He played such strong defense that the NBA stated he "could shut down any opposing player, from point guard to center".[8] After coming off the bench for most of his earlier years, he finally started in 77 of the 82 regular season games, averaged 8.2 points and 12.5 rebounds and won his second Defensive Player of the Year Award.^ In 1995-96 we won 72 regular-season games – best ever – and the NBA championship.
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^ We won 42 games this season.
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^ For example, when I was 35 and playing with the Bulls , the player I was most like, according to the “Similarity Score,” was the 35-year-old Charles Oakley , the hard-nosed, power forward for the Knicks .
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[9] In the 1991 NBA Playoffs however, the Pistons were swept by the championship-winning Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals. .It was the 1991–92 season where Rodman made a remarkable leap in his rebounding, collecting an astounding 18.7 rebounds per game (1,530 in total), winning his first of seven consecutive rebounding crowns, along with scoring 9.8 points per game, and made his first All-NBA Team.^ Dennis Rodman is a seven-time NBA rebounding champion.
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^ That’s pretty much a dead heat between Wilt Chamberlain, who reportedly averaged 22.9 rebounds per game for his career – unreal – and six times averaged 24 or more during the regular season; and Bill Russell, who averaged 22.5 for his career, including seven straight seasons of 23 or more.
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^ Rodman won five NBA rings and led the league in rebounding from 1991-92 to 1997-98, but doesn't have any experience coaching.

[9] .His 1,530 rebounds (the most since Wilt Chamberlain's 1,572 in the 1971–72 season) have never been surpassed since then; the best mark not set by Rodman is credited to Kevin Willis, who grabbed 1,258 boards in 1992–93.[16] In a March 1992 game, he totaled a career high 34 total rebounds.^ That’s pretty much a dead heat between Wilt Chamberlain, who reportedly averaged 22.9 rebounds per game for his career – unreal – and six times averaged 24 or more during the regular season; and Bill Russell, who averaged 22.5 for his career, including seven straight seasons of 23 or more.
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^ "Wilt Chamberlain lied when he said he had 20,000 women.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ "I believe that good things come to those who work.” -- Wilt Chamberlain .
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[17] .However, the aging Pistons were eliminated by the upcoming New York Knicks in the First Round of the 1992 NBA Playoffs.^ To Kobe Bryant: You don’t control the ball the way you did all season long and then cry for help when you get eliminated from the playoffs in the first round.
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^ "I don't want to just go to the playoffs, I don't want to go to the playoffs and win the first round, second round, and not win the whole thing because it's bittersweet.” -- Allen Iverson .
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.Rodman experienced a tough loss when coach Chuck Daly resigned in May, who he had admired as a surrogate father; Rodman skipped the preseason camp and was fined $68,000.[2] The following 1992–93 season was even more tumultuous.^ "So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way.” -- Kevin Garnett .
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^ "Sometimes I'm not even satisfied when I got 6 points and 22 rebounds, because I'm always looking to do more.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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.He finally married Annie Bakes in September 1992, the mother of his four year old daughter Alexis, but the marriage went sour quickly and Bakes divorced him in December.^ "When I went to Philadelphia I was 26 years old and really sitting on top of the world.
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^ Mckenzie Phillips outta be interesting wasn’t she sittin on Mick Jaggers lap smoking joints with him and all her daddy’s friends when she was like 7 years old?
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[2] .The Pistons won only 40 games and missed the 1993 NBA Playoffs entirely.^ Of those 40 games how much of those game can be attributed to the combined games missed by Odom, Brown, and Walton is undetermined.
  • Dennis Rodman? - Inside the Lakers 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC blogs.la.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1995-96 we won 72 regular-season games – best ever – and the NBA championship.
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One night in May 1993, Rodman was found asleep in his car with a loaded rifle. .Four years later in his biography As Bad As I Wanna Be, he confessed having thought about suicide and described that night as an epiphany: "I decided that instead [of killing myself] I was gonna kill the impostor that was leading Dennis Rodman to a place he didn't want to go...^ The same applies to NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman who of the three sports stars, has the most promising future as a pro-wrestler.
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^ The scariest part about this pic is that Dennis Rodman is so drugged he doesn’t even know it’s Halloween .
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^ "These people didn't know anything about black people, so the only thing they could imagine was the worst thing.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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.So I just said, 'I'm going to live my life the way I want to live it and be happy doing it.'^ "I lived my life one way for 35 years, for me.
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^ If this isn’t a cry for attention then I don’t know what is…why doesn’t he just go on the “Surreal Life” and try to get a damn reality show?
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^ I want him on my team just so I don’t have to guard him.
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.At that moment I tamed [sic] my whole life around.^ "I still say one of the greatest moments in my whole NBA career was getting drafted.” -- Kevin Johnson .
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^ It was like my whole life had been about my whole basketball career.” -- Pete Maravich .
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.I killed the person I didn't want to be."^ "That was just my own personal program: I didn't want to get too high over the good moments because I didn't want to be saddened and depressed when things didn't go as I had planned.” -- Julius Erving .
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[5] .Although he had three years and $11.8 million remaining on his contract, Rodman demanded a trade.^ PJ is working with a 10 million dollar a year contract (that’s much).
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.On October 1, 1993, the Pistons dealt him to the San Antonio Spurs.^ October 1, 1993 : Traded by the Detroit Pistons with Isaiah Morris , a 1994 2nd round draft pick ( Antonio Lang ) and a 1996 1st round draft pick ( John Wallace ) to the San Antonio Spurs for Sean Elliott , David Wood and a 1996 1st round draft pick ( Jerome Williams ).

^ San Antonio Spurs DM .
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^ Himself (San Antonio Spurs) "Saturday Night Live" ....
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[2]

San Antonio Spurs

.In the 1993–94 NBA season, Rodman joined a Spurs team which was built around perennial All-Star center David Robinson, with a supporting cast of forwards Dale Ellis, Willie Anderson and guard Vinnie Del Negro.^ The same applies to NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman who of the three sports stars, has the most promising future as a pro-wrestler.
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^ "The NBA believes if you play for a team and get paid by a team, you're the property of that team for 24 hours a day.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ Dennis Rodman Lucky To Be Alive - Ex-NBA Star Emerges From Coffin At His Book Signing - Books and Publishing News - Send2Press Nov 10, 2005 .
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[18] .On the hardwood, Rodman now was played as a power forward and won his third straight rebounding title, averaging 17.3 boards per game along with a career-low 4.7 points, but yet another All-Defensive Team call-up.^ Seven straight rebounding titles: best of all time.
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^ That’s pretty much a dead heat between Wilt Chamberlain, who reportedly averaged 22.9 rebounds per game for his career – unreal – and six times averaged 24 or more during the regular season; and Bill Russell, who averaged 22.5 for his career, including seven straight seasons of 23 or more.
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^ "The only time I'd played organized basketball was my sophomore year in high school, when I barely made the junior varsity team.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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[9] .Living up to his promise of killing the "shy imposter" and "being himself" instead, Rodman began to show first signs of bizarre behaviour: before the first game, he shaved his hair and dyed it blonde, which was followed up stints with red, purple, blue hair and a look inspired from the film Demolition Man.^ Himself     - Dennis Rodman/Shy Love Rides Sybian (2006) TV episode ....
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[8] During the season, he headbutted Stacey King and John Stockton, refused to leave the hardwood once after being ejected, and had a highly-publicized two month affair with Madonna.[2][19] .The only player to whom Rodman related was reserve center Jack Haley, who won his trust by not being shocked after a visit to a gay bar.^ "I only weigh 220, so I have to do something to keep from being tossed around by all the guys who weigh 250 and more.
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^ "A player dreams of being a superstar, but he doesn't want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ The only player I can think of in recent years that plays a similar style as Rodman is Ben Wallace in his prime.
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[20] .However, despite a 55-win season, Rodman and the Spurs did not survive the First Round of the 1994 NBA Playoffs and bowed out against the Utah Jazz in four games.^ As the dentist tries to repair the damage of the long NBA season that has recently concluded with Rodman and the Chicago Bulls’ winning a third straight championship, the entourage strives to keep him entertained.
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^ "The Spurs couldn't put everything aside and just play the damn game.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ "I don't want to just go to the playoffs, I don't want to go to the playoffs and win the first round, second round, and not win the whole thing because it's bittersweet.” -- Allen Iverson .
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In the following 1994–95 NBA season, Rodman clashed with the Spurs front office. .He was suspended for the first three games, took a leave of absence on November 11, and was suspended again on December 7. He finally returned on December 10 after missing 19 games.^ Smelly Says: December 30th, 2009 at 10:19 pm Wow, wasn’t Mike Starr the original bass player for Alice in Chains???
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^ "I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points.
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[8] After joining the team, he suffered a shoulder separation in a motorcycle accident, limiting his season to 49 games. .Normally, he would not have qualified for any season records for missing so many games, but by grabbing 823 rebounds, he just surpassed the 800-rebound limit for listing players and won his fourth straight rebounding title by averaging 16.8 boards per game and made the All-NBA Team.^ "It's been made clear to all of us that a player should never leave the playing field and go into the stands.” -- Isiah Thomas .
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^ "Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.” -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .
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^ "I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points.
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[8] .In the 1995 NBA Playoffs, the 62-win Spurs with reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Award winner Robinson entered the Western Conference Finals and were considered favorites against the reigning champions Houston Rockets who had only won 47 games.^ "In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league.” -- Julius Erving .
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^ "So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way.” -- Kevin Garnett .
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^ "My favorite Knicks moment was when we beat Indiana in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals.
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.It was thought that Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon would have a hard time asserting himself versus Robinson and Rodman, who had both been voted into the NBA All-Defensive Teams.^ "I don't fit into the mold of the NBA man, and I think I've been punished financially for it.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ I like simplicity and for my time to be my own, so that I have the freedom to devote the majority of it to Islam.” -- Hakeem Olajuwon .
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^ "When you get to that level, it's not a matter of talent anymore - because all the players are so talented - it's about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions.” -- Hakeem Olajuwon .
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.However, neither Robinson nor Rodman, who had disrupted a playoff game against the Lakers by sitting down on the court,[8] could stop Olajuwon, who averaged 35.3 points against the elite defensive Spurs frontcourt, and helped eliminate the Spurs in six games.^ "I guarantee you, if you could give me 10 points in all those seventh games against the Boston Celtics, instead of Bill Russell having 11 rings, I could've at least had nine or eight.” -- Wilt Chamberlain .
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^ "I don't know hardly any of the players who have the in-between game like me, who can go to any position on the court.” -- Oscar Robertson .
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^ I went from five foot eleven to six foot eight, and the more ball I played, the more I caught on to the game.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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.Rodman admitted his frequent transgressions, but asserted that he lived his own life and thus a more honest life than most other people: "I just took the chance to be my own man...^ But all the other girls get paid more than I do.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ "Most people who are healthy, and I'm healthy, can't even live my life.
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^ A WISE MAN can see more from the bottom of a well than a FOOL can see from the top of a mountain.

.I just said: 'If you don't like it, kiss my ass.'^ "People don't realize the amount of stress you put on your body both physically and mentally from just the wear and tear of a season.” -- Grant Hill .
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^ "That is why one day I said my game will be like the Pythagorean Theorem - hard to figure out.
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^ If it's just like pissed off rage-out moments, you could try Lorazepam.
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...Most people around the country, or around the world, are basically working people who want to be free, who want to be themselves. They look at me and see someone trying to do that... .I'm the guy who's showing people, hey, it's all right to be different.^ "I only weigh 220, so I have to do something to keep from being tossed around by all the guys who weigh 250 and more.
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^ "When you play against different people from all walks of life you can't do the same thing against every player defensively or offensively.
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^ "I owe all of this to the guys I've played with and all the coaches that have helped me get to where I'm at right now.
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.And I think they feel: 'Let's go and see this guy entertain us.'"^ Let us know what you think.
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[5]

Chicago Bulls

The United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls. Rodman wrote history in the 1996 NBA Finals when he twice secured 11 offensive rebounds in this building, tying an all-time NBA record.
.Prior to the 1995–96 NBA season, Rodman was traded to the Chicago Bulls of perennial scoring champion Michael Jordan for center Will Perdue and cash considerations to fill a large void at power forward left by Horace Grant, who left the Bulls prior to the 1994–95 season.^ "I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ "The Bulls talked to just about every person who ever met me.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ "I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan.” -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .
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[21] .Although the trade for the already 34 year old and volatile Rodman was considered a gamble at that time,[8] the power forward quickly adapted to his new environment, helped by the fact that his best friend Haley was also traded to the Bulls.^ "The only time I'd played organized basketball was my sophomore year in high school, when I barely made the junior varsity team.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ "What I learned in my time isn't necessarily being taught now, and I'd like to help impart that knowledge to a new generation of players.” -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .
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^ "My last year with the Spurs, I was late to practice one time.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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.Under coach Phil Jackson, he scored an average of 5.5 points and 14.9 rebounds per game, winning yet another rebounding title, and was part of the great Bulls team that won 72 of 82 regular season games, an all-time NBA record.^ Himself 1990 NBA All-Star Game (1990) (TV) ....
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[22] .About playing next to iconic Jordan and hard-working Scottie Pippen, Rodman said: "On the court, me and Michael are pretty calm and we can handle conversation.^ "I played basketball to try to get my parents from working so hard.” -- James Worthy .
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^ "Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.” -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .
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^ "I play to win, whether during practice or a real game.” And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.” -- Michael Jordan .
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.But as far as our lives go, I think he is moving in one direction and I'm going in the other.^ How is the restraining order going to be enforced with them living under one roof… This could be interesting….
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^ When you have one of the best players on the court being unselfish, I think that transfers to the other players.” -- LeBron James .
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^ "If you tell one guy that he's going to play consistently, you're basically telling the other guy that no matter how hard he works, no matter what he does, you're not going to play him.
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I mean, he's goin' north, I'm goin' south. And then you've got Scottie Pippen right in the middle. He's sort of the equator."[5] .Although struggling with calf problems early in the season, Rodman grabbed 20 or more rebounds 11 times and had his first triple-double against the Minnesota Timberwolves in which he scored 10 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists; by playing his trademark tough defense, he joined Jordan and Pippen in the All-NBA Defense First Team, making it the first time that three players from the same NBA team made the All-NBA Defensive First Team.^ "When you play against different people from all walks of life you can't do the same thing against every player defensively or offensively.
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^ If you look at the top ten players of all time, he was certainly one of the most dominant guys.” -- Dominique Wilkins .
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^ I went from five foot eleven to six foot eight, and the more ball I played, the more I caught on to the game.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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[8] .Ever controversial, Rodman made negative headlines after a head butt of referee Ted Bernhardt during a game in New Jersey on March 16, 1996; he was fined $20,000, a punishment that was criticized as too lenient by the local press.^ "Wilt Chamberlain lied when he said he had 20,000 women.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ "I'm trying to find new ways to make this game more attractive.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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[23] .In the 1996 NBA Playoffs, Rodman scored 7.5 points and grabbed 13.7 rebounds per game and had a large part in the six-game victory against the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1996 NBA Finals: in Game Two at home in the Bulls' United Center, he grabbed 20 rebounds, among them a record-equalising 11 offensive boards, and in Game Six, again at United Center, the power forward secured 19 rebounds and again 11 offensive boards, scored five points in a decisive 12–2 Bulls run, unnerved opposing power forward Shawn Kemp and caused Seattle coach George Karl to say: "As you evaluate the series, Dennis Rodman won two basketball games.^ "You can love me or you can hate me.” - Dennis Rodman .
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^ "I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points.
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^ That's the worst thing you can say to a basketball player.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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.We controlled Dennis Rodman for four games.^ "I'm trying to find new ways to make this game more attractive.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ I went from five foot eleven to six foot eight, and the more ball I played, the more I caught on to the game.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ "The one thing I do that nobody else does is jump three and four times for one rebound.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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But Game 2 and tonight, he was the reason they were successful."[24] .His two games with 11 offensive rebounds each tied the NBA Finals record of Elvin Hayes.^ "My favorite Knicks moment was when we beat Indiana in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals.
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[8]
.In the 1996–97 NBA season, Rodman won his sixth rebounding title en bloc with 16.7 boards per game, along with 5.7 points per game, but failed to rank another All-Defensive Team call-up.^ "Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.” -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .
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^ "I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points.
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^ "Sometimes I'm not even satisfied when I got 6 points and 22 rebounds, because I'm always looking to do more.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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[9] However, he made more headlines for his notorious behaviour: on January 15, 1997, he was involved in another incident during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. After tripping over cameraman Eugene Amos, Rodman kicked Amos in the groin. .Though he was not assessed a technical foul at the time, he ultimately paid Amos a $200,000 settlement, the league suspended Rodman for 11 games without pay, thus he effectively lost $1 million.^ "I spent money, I slept with women around the league, but I always kept my mind on the game.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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[25] .Missing another three games to suspensions, often getting technical fouls early in games[8] and missing an additional 13 matches due to knee problems, Rodman was not as effective in the 1997 NBA Playoffs, in which the Bulls reached the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz.^ "My favorite Knicks moment was when we beat Indiana in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals.
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^ The prosecutor said the organizers of the game had agreed to pick up the tab for Rodman's overnight stay at the hotel, but not an additional euro3,400 for beverages consumed at the party.
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.There, he struggled to slow down Jazz power forward Karl Malone, but did his share to complete the six-game Bulls victory.^ Himself - Chicago Bulls Power Forward Eddie (1996) ....
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[26]
.It was during this time that Rodman seriously took up his hobby of professional wrestling: he appeared in World Championship Wrestling as a member of nWo with his friend Hulk Hogan.^ Rodman was on hand for the 2005 Wife Carrying World Championships in SonkajArvi, Finland, sponsored by GoldenPalace.com.
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His first match was at the July 1997 Bash at the Beach event where he teamed with Hogan in a loss to Lex Luger and The Giant.[27]
.The regular season of the 1997–98 NBA season ended with Rodman winning his seventh consecutive rebounding title with 15.0 boards per game, along with 4.7 points per game.^ "I'm not upset that I didn't get a chance to win in the NBA, I'm just upset I didn't get the chance to end my career in Miami.” -- Tim Hardaway .
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^ If we continue to improve, we should be on the top of our division at the end of the regular season.” -- Jason Kidd .
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^ "I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points.
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[9] .He grabbed 20 or more rebounds 11 times, among them a 29-board outburst against the Atlanta Hawks and 15 offensive boards (along with ten defensive) versus the Los Angeles Clippers.^ "I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points.
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^ Rental Cars In Los Angeles - September 15, 2007 4:51 pm .

[8] .Led by the aging Jordan and Rodman (respectively 35 and 37 years old), the Bulls reached the 1998 NBA Finals, again versus the Jazz.^ "My favorite Knicks moment was when we beat Indiana in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals.
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.After playing strong defense on Karl Malone in the first three games,[28] he caused major consternation when he left his team prior to Game Four to go wrestling with Hulk Hogan.^ You'd go to school with your box of cards, and at recess and lunchtime there were all these games we'd play.” -- Steve Nash .
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^ "Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.” -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .
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^ "I've been in this situation before in Indiana where they were rebuilding and the first year they were in transition and a 500 team, and the second year that was when we really started the rebuilding phase and got a little younger and we ended up going to the playoffs all three years.” -- Isiah Thomas .
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He was fined $20,000, but it was not even ten percent of what he earned with this stint.[19] .However, Rodman’s on-court performance remained top-notch, again shutting down Malone in Game Four until the latter scored 39 points in a Jazz Game Five win, bringing the series to 3–2 from the Bulls perspective.^ "I think that the team that wins game five will win the series.
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^ I went from five foot eleven to six foot eight, and the more ball I played, the more I caught on to the game.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ "I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points.
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.In Game Six, Jordan memorably hit the decisive basket after a controversial drive on Jazz forward Bryon Russell, the Bulls won their third title en bloc and Rodman his fifth ring.^ I went from five foot eleven to six foot eight, and the more ball I played, the more I caught on to the game.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ "Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.” -- Michael Jordan .
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[28]
.In the off-season, Rodman and Malone squared off again, this time in WCW wrestling at the July 1998 edition of ’’Bash at the Beach’’.^ I have basically been in the gym everyday working on my game, working on the time off that I've had from the game, just getting myself prepared mentally and physically for the season.” -- Grant Hill .
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.He fought alongside Hulk Hogan, and Malone tagged along with Diamond Dallas Page.^ Himself WCW/NWO Superstar Series: Diamond Dallas Page - Feel the Bang!
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In a poorly-received match, the two power forwards exchanged "rudimentary headlocks, slams and clotheslines" for 23 minutes.[29]
.Rodman garnered as much publicity for his public antics as he did for his basketball playing.^ "The only time I'd played organized basketball was my sophomore year in high school, when I barely made the junior varsity team.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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He dated Madonna and claimed she tried to conceive a child with him.[19] .Shortly after, Rodman famously wore a wedding dress to promote his autobiography Bad As I Wanna Be, claimed that he was bisexual and that he was "marrying himself".[19] In November 1998, he married Carmen Electra in a state of intoxication, and the marriage was invalidated after just 10 days.^ "You watch some teams these days and you wonder if they just met on the playground and decided to choose up sides.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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[19]

Twilight years

.Rodman left Chicago after the 1997–98 NBA season as the Bulls started a massive rebuilding phase, largely at the behest of then-general manager Jerry Krause who caused coach Jackson and his star players Jordan and Pippen to retire or leave.^ "So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way.” -- Kevin Garnett .
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^ Because you see players who want to imitate hip-hop stars.
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^ Jordan/Pippen/Rodman .
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[30] Rodman (with his sister acting as his agent at the time) joined the Los Angeles Lakers, for a pro rated salary. With the Lakers he only played in 23 games and was released.[9] .In the 1999–2000 NBA season, the then 38 year old power forward was signed by the Dallas Mavericks, meaning that Rodman returned to the place where he grew up.^ Place Sign Up for Special Offers Find a Business .
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.For the Mavericks, he played 12 games, was ejected twice and alienated the franchise with his erratic behavior until he was waived again; Dallas guard Steve Nash commented that Rodman "never wanted to be [a Maverick]" and therefore was unmotivated.^ "Durability and longevity are very important as it relates to carving your name alongside some of the great point guards to ever play the game.” -- Kevin Johnson .
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^ "The NBA has the best point guards in the world, so it is important that I come ready to play every night.” -- Steve Nash .
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^ I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.” -- Shaquille O'Neal .
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[31]

Post-NBA years

In 2005, Rodman played for Torpan Pojat of Finland's basketball league, the Korisliiga.
.After his NBA career, Rodman took a long break from basketball and concentrated on his film career and on wrestling.^ (August 9, 2003) As Rodman's frantic moves and wild behavior both on and off the court began to draw attention outside of the world of the NBA, Rodman began to branch out with a career in the WCW (World Championship Wrestling) in 1997.
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^ I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now.” -- Magic Johnson .
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.In 1999, he fought "Macho Man" Randy Savage at Road Wild 1999 in which Savage shoved him in a portable toilet and eventually won the match.^ Himself WCW Road Wild '99 (1999) (V) ....
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[32] On July 30, 2000 for the i-Generation Superstars of Wrestling pay-per-view event, he fought against i-Generation Champion Curt Hennig. The event was subtitled Rodman Downunder.[33] Rodman refrained from wrestling at the top level, but instead became Commissioner of the Lingerie Football League in 2005.[19]
.After a longer hiatus, Rodman returned to play basketball for the Long Beach Jam of the newly-formed American Basketball Association during the 2003–04 season, with hopes of being called up to the NBA midseason.^ "I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was.
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^ Stepping up and making the big basket or being involved in a key play.” -- Jason Kidd .
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^ "I started playing professional basketball in 1971, and I played professionally for five seasons before going to Philadelphia.” -- Julius Erving .
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[34] In the following 2004–05 season, he signed with the ABA's Orange County Crush[35] and the following season with the league's Tijuana Dragons.[27] .The return to the NBA never materialized, but on January 26, 2006, it was announced that Rodman had signed a one-game "experiment" deal for the UK basketball team Brighton Bears of the British Basketball League to play Guildford Heat on January 28,[36] and went on to play three games for the Bears.^ "I think I was chosen by basketball, although I never really physically got drafted to any team that I played for.” -- Julius Erving .
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^ "That's how we like to play basketball, is be physical down there in the paint and force teams to the perimeter.” -- Bill Laimbeer .
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^ It's very much a competition for the entertainment dollar, and that's never been more clearly evident than in today's NBA game.” -- Julius Erving .
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[27] .In spring 2006, he played two exhibition games in the Philippines along with NBA ex-stars Darryl Dawkins, Kevin Willis, Calvin Murphy, Otis Birdsong and Alex English.^ "Durability and longevity are very important as it relates to carving your name alongside some of the great point guards to ever play the game.” -- Kevin Johnson .
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^ "I've played in a lot of basketball games at a lot of different levels and nothing's like the Finals.” -- Kevin Johnson .
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^ "Just because it is an All-Star Game doesn't mean that you are playing as efficiently as you should.” -- Oscar Robertson .
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.On April 27, they defeated a team of former Philippine Basketball Association stars in Mandaue City, Cebu and Rodman scored five points and grabbed 18 rebounds.^ "The only time I'd played organized basketball was my sophomore year in high school, when I barely made the junior varsity team.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ "I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points.
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^ "Scoring 100 points is a lot, but I maybe could have scored 140 if they had played straight-up basketball.” -- Wilt Chamberlain .
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[37] .On May 1, 2006, Rodman's team played their second game and lost to the Philippine national basketball team 110–102 at the Araneta Coliseum, where he scored three points and recorded 16 rebounds.^ Olympics Player Search: players teams leagues coaches leaders awards playoffs all-star draft wnba d-league full court You Are Here > Basketball-Reference.com > Leaders > Game Leaders and Records for Total Rebounds .
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^ Olympics Player Search: play index blog players teams leagues coaches leaders awards playoffs all-star draft wnba d-league You Are Here > Basketball-Reference.com > Leaders > Game Leaders and Records for Total Rebounds .
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^ "I think I was chosen by basketball, although I never really physically got drafted to any team that I played for.” -- Julius Erving .
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[38]
In 2005, Rodman made two visits in Finland. At first, he was present at Sonkajärvi in July in a wife-carrying contest. However, he resigned from the contest due to health problems.[39] In November, he played one match for Torpan Pojat of the Finland's basketball league, Korisliiga.[19][40]
.That same year, Rodman published his second autobiography I Should Be Dead By Now and promoted this by sitting in a coffin.^ I Should Be Dead by Now .
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[19]

Awards, records and achievements

Legacy

Top career rebounding averages, 1973-present
Player Minutes per game Off. rebounds Def. rebounds Total rebounds Games Rebounds per game
Dennis Rodman 31.7 4,329 7,625 11,954 911 13.1
Dwight Howard 35.8 1,624 4,019 5,643 448 12.6
Moses Malone 33.9 6,731 9,481 16,212 1,329 12.2
Charles Barkley 36.7 4,260 8,286 12,546 1,073 11.7
Tim Duncan 36.7 2,899 8,034 10,933 936 11.7
Top rebounding seasons, 1973-present
Season Player Team Rebounds per game
1991–92 Dennis Rodman Detroit Pistons 18.7
1992–93 Dennis Rodman Detroit Pistons 18.3
1973–74 Elvin Hayes Capital Bullets 18.1
1978–79 Moses Malone Houston Rockets 17.6
1993–94 Dennis Rodman San Antonio Spurs 17.3
1975–76 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers 16.9
1994–95 Dennis Rodman San Antonio Spurs 16.8
1996–97 Dennis Rodman Chicago Bulls 16.1
From the beginning of his career Rodman was known for his defensive hustle, which was later accompanied by his rebounding prowess. .In Detroit, he was mainly played as a small forward, and his usual assignment was to neutralize the opponent's best player; Rodman was so versatile that he could guard centers, forwards or guards equally well[8] and won two NBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards.^ "The best players will play.
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^ NBA Defensive Player of the Year 1990-91 NBA Defensive Player of the Year .

^ Nobody could guard him, playing in the forward spot.
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.From 1991 on, he established himself as one of the best rebounders of all time, never failing to average at least 15.0 boards in six of the next seven years.^ "I had endured six years of frustration so I think winning it all meant more to me than most of the others on the team.” -- Bob Cousy .
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^ That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet.
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^ If you look at the top ten players of all time, he was certainly one of the most dominant guys.” -- Dominique Wilkins .
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[9] .Playing power forward as member of the Spurs and the Bulls, he had a historical outburst in the 1996 NBA Finals: he twice snared 11 offensive rebounds, equalling an all-time NBA record.^ "When you play against different people from all walks of life you can't do the same thing against every player defensively or offensively.
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.In addition, his personal best 34-rebound game is the second best board-grabbing performance since 1980, topped only by the 35-rebound game by Charles Oakley.^ "I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points.
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[41]
On offense, Rodman's output was mediocre. .He averaged 11.6 points a game in his sophomore season, but his point average steadily dropped: in the three championship season with the Bulls, he averaged five points per game and connected on less than half of his field goal attempts.^ "You look at today, it's a different situation.” You have a game that has been transformed into a game where almost every shot is either an outside shot - a three-point shot - or a dunk.” -- Oscar Robertson .
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^ "You see what happens in college and high school games today - a three-point shot or a dunk.” I think that's the reason that you see a lot of that in the pros today.” -- Oscar Robertson .
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[9] .His free throw shooting (lifetime average: .584) was considered a big liability: in 1997, Bubba Wells of the Dallas Mavericks committed six intentional fouls against him in under three minutes, setting a record for the fastest foul out in NBA history.^ "You've got to learn the footwork, the positioning, how to box out, how to pass, how to shoot your free throws.” All these things are necessary, not to be the No.” 1 player in the world, but maybe you can play against him.” -- Oscar Robertson .
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^ Maybe you have to rebound better, shoot better, hit free throws, handle the ball, defend better.
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^ February 3, 2000 : Signed as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks .

.The intention was to force him to attempt free throws, which in theory would mean frequent misses and easy ball possession without giving up too many points.^ AM i wrong that even though i see this picture, when i see him again without the make up and in mens clothing..
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^ Maybe you have to rebound better, shoot better, hit free throws, handle the ball, defend better.
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However, this plan backfired, as Rodman hit nine of these 12 attempts.[42]
.In 14 NBA years, Rodman played in 911 games and scored 6,683 points and grabbed 11,954 rebounds, translating to 7.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per game.^ I went from five foot eleven to six foot eight, and the more ball I played, the more I caught on to the game.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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^ "I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points.
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^ "The Spurs couldn't put everything aside and just play the damn game.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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[9] .His 13.1 rebounds per game make him the eleventh best player ever in this statistic; the next best player who played with or after him is Tim Duncan with 11.8 rpg as of 2008.[16] NBA.com lauds Rodman as "arguably the best rebounding forward in NBA history and one of the most recognized athletes in the world" but adds "enigmatic and individualistic, Rodman has caught the public eye for his ever-changing hair color, tattoos and unorthodox lifestyle".[8] On the hardwood, he was recognized as one of the most successful defensive players ever, winning the NBA championship five times in six NBA Finals appearances (1989, 1990, 1996–8; only loss 1988), being crowned NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice (1990, 1991) and making seven NBA All-Defensive First Teams (1989–93, 1995, 1996) and NBA All-Defensive Second Teams (1994).^ "I'm playing against great players, playing against the best in the world.
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^ "I think that the team that wins game five will win the series.
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^ NBA 82 (3) 1988-89 NBA 82 (1) 1989-90 NBA 82 (1) 1990-91 NBA 82 (1) 1991-92 NBA 82 (2) .

.He additionally made two All-NBA Third Teams (1992, 1995), two NBA All-Star Teams (1990, 1992) and won seven rebounding crowns (1992–98) and finally led the league once in field goal percentage (1989).^ Olympics Player Search: play index blog players teams leagues coaches leaders awards playoffs all-star draft wnba d-league You Are Here > Basketball-Reference.com > Players > R > Dennis Rodman .

^ "It's been made clear to all of us that a player should never leave the playing field and go into the stands.” -- Isiah Thomas .
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^ NBA 772 (10) 1989-90 NBA 792 (10) 1990-91 NBA 1026 (2) 1991-92 NBA 1530 (1) 1992-93 NBA 1132 (1) 1993-94 NBA 1367 (1) 1994-95 NBA 823 (10) 1995-96 NBA 952 (2) 1996-97 NBA 883 (3) 1997-98 NBA 1201 (1) Career NBA 11954 (20) Career 11954 (21) .

[9] .However, he was recognized as the prototype bizarre player, stunning basketball fans with his artificial hair colors, numerous tattoos and body piercings, multiple verbal and physical assaults versus officials, frequent ejections, and his tumultuous private life.^ Motivational and Inspirational Basketball Quotes NBA Player Quotes about Life and the Game!
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[8]

Media appearances

In 1996, Rodman had his own MTV reality talk show called The Rodman World Tour, which featured him in a series of odd-ball situations.[43] This show was produced by Patrick Byrnes and written by Tom Cohen and Matt Price. .A year later, he made his feature film debut in the action film Double Team alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme.^ "The only time I'd played organized basketball was my sophomore year in high school, when I barely made the junior varsity team.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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The film was critically panned and his performance earned him three Golden Raspberry Awards: Worst New Star, Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Screen Couple (shared with Van Damme).[44] Rodman starred in Simon Sez, a 1999 action/comedy and co-starred with Tom Berenger in a 2000 action film about skydiving titled Cutaway.[45] In 1998, he joined the cast of the syndicated TV show Special Ops Force, playing 'Deke' Reynolds, a flamboyant but skilled ex-Army helo pilot and demolitions expert.
In 2005, Rodman, a long-time vegetarian,[46] became the first man to pose naked for PETA's advertisement campaign "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur".[47]
Since then he has appeared in few acting roles outside of playing himself. Rodman voiced Zack, a character resembling him, in Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball. He has made an appearance in an episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun playing the character of himself, except being a fellow alien with the Solomon family.[45] He also appeared in several reality soaps: in January 2006, Rodman appeared on the fourth version of Celebrity Big Brother in the UK, and on July 26, 2006, in the UK series Love Island as a houseguest contracted to stay for a week.[45] Finally, he appeared on the show Celebrity Mole on ABC. He wound up winning the $222,000 grand prize.[48] Rodman was the winner of Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling title defeating other challengers such as Butterbean and Dustin Diamond.
In 2008, Rodman joined as a spokesman for a sports website OPENSports.com, the brainchild of Mike Levy founder and former CEO of CBS Sportsline.com. Rodman also writes a blog and occasionally answers members' questions for OPEN Sports.[49]
In 2009, he appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. Throughout the season, each celebrity raised money for a charity of their choice; Rodman selected the Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Orleans. He was the fifth contestant eliminated, on March 29, 2009.

Personal life

In November 1998, he married Carmen Electra in a state of intoxication, and the marriage was annulled after just 10 days.[19]
A year later, he met Michelle Moyer, who became his new girlfriend. Moyer bore him two children, namely a son named D.J. (born 2000) and a daughter named Trinity (born 2001). Moyer and Rodman married in 2003 on his 42nd birthday.[50] .After settling down in Newport Beach, California, the police appeared over 70 times at his home because of loud parties.^ ALL THE WAY DOWN the San Diego Freeway from LAX to Newport Beach, I think about what it is going to be like to interview Dennis Rodman.
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[2]
In July of 2000, Rodman pled guilty to drunken driving and driving without a valid license after an arrest in December of 1999. He paid $2000 in fines and was required to attend a three-month treatment program.[51] .In April of 2004, Rodman pled nolo contendre to drunken driving in Las Vegas and was fined $1000 and served 30 days of home detention.^ "I lost $35,000 in less than a week at the Mirage in Las Vegas.” -- Dennis Rodman .
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[52]
.On April 30, 2008, Rodman was arrested following a domestic dispute incident at a Los Angeles hotel.^ April 16, 1999 : Waived by the Los Angeles Lakers .

[53] .On June 24, 2008, he pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor spousal battery charges and was sentenced to one year of domestic violence counseling and three years probation.^ "I think no one has written a history of the great coaches who were around 30 to 40 years ago who taught the fundamentals.” -- Oscar Robertson .
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He received 45 hours of community service, which were to involve some physical labor activities.[54][55]
Rodman entered rehab in May of 2008.[56] In May of 2009, his misbehaviour on Celebrity Apprentice led to an intervention which included Phil Jackson as well as Rodman's family and other friends. .Rodman initially refused to enter rehab because, he said, he wanted to attend the Celebrity Apprentice reunion show.^ WASN’T HE CRYING BANKRUPTCY ON THAT SAD SHOW OF HIS? I THOUGHT HE WAS COMPLETELY BROKE..I guess being a celebrity has more perks than we knew..because i’m broke and can’t smoke a $50 cigar like he/she rodman .
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[57][58] Rodman agreed to appear on the third season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.[59][60] Commenting on Rodman's detachment from the rehabilitation process, Dr. Drew Pinsky, who treated him, commented that Rodman was "hyper-focused in some ways, and in others, completely blank," and observed that Rodman didn't comprehend what the other patients were experiencing, or how they they perceived him. Pinsky concluded that Rodman may have Asperger's syndrome, a diagnosis with which a colleague from UCLA Medical Center concurred.[61] The show premiered on January 10, 2010, and on that same day, Rodman was removed from an Orange County restaurant for disruptive behavior.[62]
Rodman has cited Pearl Jam as his favorite band and befriended them in the mid 1990s. During their No Code Tour, on September 26, 1996, he briefly came onstage to the excitement of the crowd and gave frontman Eddie Vedder a piggyback ride. Rodman later received a Walkman carved with Vedder's initials and containing the concert recording. .He has since cited this as one his most thrilling experiences and claimed, "If it wasn't for Pearl Jam, my life would be a hell of a lot less fulfilling."^ "One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life.” -- Julius Erving .
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^ "Stephon Marbury is the one that is most similar to my game when I played.” -- Kevin Johnson .
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^ "Most people who are healthy, and I'm healthy, can't even live my life.
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Not long after, Rodman also gave his unworn #69 Lakers jersey to Eddie Vedder,[63] and he cited Pearl Jam song lyrics in his 1996 autobiography, Bad As I Wanna Be.

Books

  • Rodman, Dennis (1994). .Rebound: The Dennis Rodman Story.^ Dennis Rodman Rebounding Champ/5000 .
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    .ISBN 0-517-59294-0. 
  • Rodman, Dennis (1996).^ Dennis Rodman (Diamond Star)#{1996 10,000 .
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    ^ Dennis Rodman (Green/Pink Hair)#{1996 2,000 .
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    ^ Dennis Rodman (Rainbow Hair)#{1996 8,000 .
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    Bad as I Wanna Be. ISBN 0-440-22266-4. 
  • Rodman, Dennis (1997). Walk on the Wild Side. .ISBN 0385318979. 
  • Rodman, Dennis (2005).^ Dennis Rodman - November 29, 2005 10:15 pm .

    ^ Dennis Rodman - November 30, 2005 12:09 am .

    ^ Dennis Rodman - November 29, 2005 10:55 pm .

    I Should Be Dead by Now. ISBN 1596700165. 

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.Dennis Rodman (May 13, 1961– ) is an NBA player and actor.^ In my eyes Dennis Rodman is the greatest player the NBA has ever seen.
  • Dennis Rodman - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Dennis Rodman pics - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Dennis Rodman - AskMen.com UK 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC uk.askmen.com [Source type: General]
  • Dennis Rodman - AskMen.com Canada 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC ca.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dennis Rodman 's 2009 Player Profile .

^ Full Name: Dennis Keith Rodman Nicknames: The Worm Position: Power Forward Jersey Number: 10 (Pistons and Spurs), 91 (Bulls) and 73 (Lakers) Birth date: May 13, 1961 Place of Birth: Trenton, New Jersey, USA Plays: Right-handed .

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  • Fifty percent of life in the NBA is sex.^ "Fifty percent of life in the NBA is sex.
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    .The other fifty percent is money.
  • I've been homeless.^ The other 50 percent is money.” -- Dennis Rodman .
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    .I've worked at 7-Eleven.^ I've worked at 7-Eleven.” -- Dennis Rodman .
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    .I'm a real person, with real experiences, not some image that somebody in the NBA office created.
  • When you talk about race in basketball, the whole thing is simple: a black player knows he can go out on the court and kick a white player's ass.
  • How much do you really want to win when you have as much money, attention, and fame as Shaquille O'Neal does?
  • I banged 50,000 chicks.^ You can go for some mutually creative sexy experiments.
    • StarBios Report for Dennis Rodman 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.adze.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "I really don't like talking about money.
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I know he's the only real person on the show.
    • Roger Catlin's TV Eye - TV Entertainment News 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC blogs.courant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And 4 dudes.
  • White women get into relationships with black men because they think the sex is going to be better.
  • As long as I play ball, I can get any woman I want.^ "I go out with white women.
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Dennis is shown to be pushed by his momma to play pro ball and to go to college where he would get the opportunity.
    • Bad As I Wanna Be: The Dennis Rodman Story - Movie Reviews, Photos & Videos, Layouts & Wallpapers, Fan Club 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Robert Pattinson to go cartoon for 'Fame' comic book series The Examiner Bluewater Productions is apparently up on its present popular culture stats because it seems that they've made plans to turn Robert Pattinson into a cartoon before too long.
    • Dennis Rodman uses fame to help during hard times - Worldnews.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC article.wn.com [Source type: General]

    But there's no scoreboard in my bedroom. .Wilt Chamberlain lied when he said he had 20,000 women.^ "Wilt Chamberlain lied when he said he had 20,000 women.” -- Dennis Rodman .
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    .Wilt should open his own sperm bank.
  • I can go out to a salon and have my nails painted pink, and then go out and play in the NBA, on national television, with pink nails.
  • I wanted to be white because I was black, and black was never the right color.
  • I see Chris Dudley, Derrick Coleman, Dale Davis, and Anthony Mason making huge money, and I see injustice.^ "I go out with white women.
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He wants to go out a winner.
    • Dennis Rodman pics - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They want to be NBA players because of the money.” -- Oscar Robertson .
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    .Who buys a ticket to see these guys play?
  • If I die young, everybody's going to say they saw it coming.
  • They're just trying to be physical, and that's not their game.^ "Don't play games with me, you're a smart guy.
    • Dennis Rodman the fifth celebrity fired from 'The Celebrity Apprentice' - Reality TV World - News, information, episode summaries, message boards, chat and games for unscripted television programs 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.realitytvworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Lamar and Luke played in these games.
    • Dennis Rodman? - Inside the Lakers 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC blogs.la.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And the guys who aren’t playing?
    • HoopsHype - Articles - I should be dead now 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC hoopshype.com [Source type: General]

    .They're trying to get into my head.^ One trick I tried was having my 77 warrior kill all mobs in a vicinity, then logging out, logging into Verago, then scouting for herbs.
    • World of Warcraft - English (NA) Forums -> First of Many 29 Twink PVP Thread 22 September 2009 16:016 UTC forums.worldofwarcraft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They're not saying these to help anyone, they're trying to make themselves feel better.
    • Roger Catlin's TV Eye - TV Entertainment News 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC blogs.courant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But you have to understand, you can't mess with the master.
  • I knew I would have been just another nigger if I didn't play basketball...
  • The owners are right and the players are right.^ The band musicians totally raised their game, just like a bunch of playground hoopsters would if Michael Jordan and Larry Bird showed up to play.
    • Pearl Jam - The Dennis Rodman Page 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.pearl-jam.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "When you play against different people from all walks of life you can't do the same thing against every player defensively or offensively.
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way.” -- Kevin Garnett .
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    There is no happy medium. .They should just cancel the whole season and let everybody get a real job...^ "People don't realize the amount of stress you put on your body both physically and mentally from just the wear and tear of a season.” -- Grant Hill .
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hekki - yeah, they said thanks for letting us know that you just AREN'T paying, but you do realize the first is only a couple weeks away and another payment will be do.
    • Open Post: Hosted By Dennis Rodman | Dlisted 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.dlisted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else, not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because he is a famous basketball player.
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    .I'll bet they come to an agreement real quick.^ The kids coming into the league today, they don’t have it.” Now he is talking with real passion.
    • SPORTS • Dennis Rodman: Texas Monthly September 1998 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.texasmonthly.com [Source type: General]

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    • on NBA the lockout
  • The only person I'm intimidated by is my ex-wife.
  • Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is ten, or something.^ "Besides P.E., geography was my best class in high school.
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Was only 5'8 in high school.
    • Dennis Rodman - Hoopedia 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC hoopedia.nba.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After his short stint (failed out) at Cooke County College in Gainesville, Texas, he played for Southeastern Oklahoma State University, an NAIA school.

    .
    • talking about the Chicago Bulls team chemistry being overrated
  • Don't let what other people think decide who you are.
  • I'm playing for minimum wage, after taxes that's 250 [thousand dollars]...^ There are a lot of people who care about you and rooting for you, too.
    • Roger Catlin's TV Eye - TV Entertainment News 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC blogs.courant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "I don't care what people think.
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Chicago Bulls ( in Chicago Bulls (American basketball team) ) Detroit Pistons ( in Detroit Pistons (American basketball team) ) People .
    • Dennis Rodman (American basketball player) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

    And I got 10 charities here that I'm gonna give $10,000 to each... So basically I'm getting paid $150,000. Even with this... .I'm still not going to win with you people.^ "When you go out there and do the things you're supposed to do, people view you as selfish.” -- Wilt Chamberlain .
    • Basketball Quotes - Famous NBA Basketball Player's Quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.coachlikeapro.com [Source type: General]

    If you call this selfish, we got problems.
  • I don't give a shit!
  • T-Shirt worn by him: "I don't mind straight people as long as they act gay in public."

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Dennis Rodman (born May 13, 1961) played basketball in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1986 to 2000. He won two championships with the Detroit Pistons and three more with the Chicago Bulls. Even though he was only 6'8" tall, many people think he was one of the best rebounders in NBA history.[1] He led the NBA in rebounds for seven straight seasons. Only Wilt Chamberlain led the NBA in rebounds for more seasons.

Rodman was famous for dyeing his hair different colors and having many tattoos and body piercings, which he began to have after being traded by the Detroit Pistons. He has been in a few movies and television programs.

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