14 Crazy Facts About Dennis Rodman

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Dennis Rodman, known for his colorful personality and impressive basketball career, is a figure who has attracted attention both on and off the court. Here are 20 interesting facts about him:

47 Siblings

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Dennis Rodman was born on May 13, 1961, in Trenton, New Jersey. He was the oldest of 47 siblings from his father’s side according to himself. His Father has stated that Dennis has 28 siblings.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

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Rodman played college basketball for Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where he was a three-time NAIA All-American and led the NAIA in rebounding twice.

1986 NBA Draft

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He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the 1986 NBA draft, 27th overall.

Rebounding Champion

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From 1991 to 1998 Rodman was an absolute beast on the boards and led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years.

Defensive Player of the Year

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He was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice, in 1990 and 1991. Rodman was totally aware that the biggest impact he could have on a game was on the defensive side and it made everyone around him better.

NBA Championships

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Rodman won five NBA championships – two with the Detroit Pistons (1989, 1990) and three with the Chicago Bulls (1996, 1997, 1998).

The Worm

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His nickname, “The Worm,” was given to him by his mother for his ability to wiggle while playing pinball.

Colorful Hair

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Rodman was famous for his constantly changing hair color and intricate designs shaved into his scalp.

Carmen Electra

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His controversial off-court life included a brief marriage to actress Carmen Electra, wearing a wedding dress to promote his autobiography, and various reality TV appearances.

North Korea Visits

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Rodman attracted international attention for his visits to North Korea and his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Hall of Fame

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He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011 along with Chris Mullin, Artis Gilmore, Tara VanDerveer, Teresa Edwards, Arvydas Sabonis, Herb Magee, Tom “Satch” Sanders, Tex Winter and Reece “Goose” Tatum.

Wrestling Stint

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Rodman had a stint in professional wrestling and was a member of the NWO faction in World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

The Book

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Rodman’s autobiography, “Bad As I Wanna Be,” was a bestseller and detailed his life and basketball career. Rodman promoted the release of the book by “marrying himself” and showing up to a promo event at Barnes & Noble in New York City dressed in a wedding dress and escorted by a group of men dressed in tuxedos.

Acting Career

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He starred in the action films “Double Team” (1997) and “Simon Sez” (1999), alongside

Written by Sebastian Hensiek

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