Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is a retired American Hall of Fame professional basketball player, who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was nicknamed "The Worm" and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities. 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 led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA championships. His biography at NBA.com states that he is "arguably the best rebounding forward in NBA history". On April 1, 2011, the Pistons retired Rodman's No. 10 jersey, and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame later that year.
Rodman experienced an unhappy childhood and was shy and introverted in his early years. After aborting a suicide attempt in 1993, he reinvented himself as a "bad boy" and became notorious for numerous controversial antics. He dyed his hair in artificial colors, had many piercings and tattoos, and regularly disrupted games by clashing with opposing players and officials. He famously wore a wedding dress to promote his 1996 autobiography Bad As I Wanna Be. Rodman pursued a high-profile affair with singer Madonna and was briefly married to actress Carmen Electra.
Apart from basketball, Rodman is a retired part-time professional wrestler and actor. He was a member of the nWo and fought alongside Hulk Hogan at two Bash at the Beach events. 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. Both films were 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 2004 edition of Celebrity Mole. Rodman won the first ever Celebrity Championship Wrestling tournament.
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Dennis Rodman will go back to North Korea; other ex-NBA players to follow
CNN: Mirror.co.ukDennis Rodman will go back to North Korea; other ex-NBA players to followCNN(CNN) -- Seems like Dennis Rodman can't get enough of North Korea. The retired basketball star is headed to the reclusive country for the third time on December 18. He'll spend several days helping train the North Korean basketball team, which will
Dennis Rodman heads back to North Korea â again
Washington Times: The GuardianDennis Rodman heads back to North Korea — againWashington TimesDennis Rodman just can't keep out of North Korea. The former basketball star is heading back to the tightly ruled nation on Dec. 18, his third visit in recent months. CNN said he will actually be helping to train the country's basketball team and
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Paddy Power to Sponsor Dennis Rodman Trip to North Korea
PokerUpdate: PokerUpdatePaddy Power to Sponsor Dennis Rodman Trip to North KoreaPokerUpdateWhile most North Koreans look for ways out of the country, Dennis Rodman apparently enjoys his trips to the land ruled under the dictatorship of Kim Jong-Un. Perhaps Rodman's attraction to North Korea comes from knowing a thing or two about
Former basketball player Dennis Rodman to make third visit to North Korea
The Independent: Former basketball player Dennis Rodman to make third visit to North KoreaThe IndependentIt seems that Dennis Rodman just can't get enough of North Korea, the controversial former basketball player will shortly be making his third visit to the hermit state this year. Rodman was in the secretive state back in September and will be returning
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Dennis Rodman to Take Former NBA Players to North Korea
fox8.com: Dennis Rodman to Take Former NBA Players to North Koreafox8.comHe'll spend several days helping train the North Korean basketball team, who will play at least one exhibition game against former NBA players in January, according to Paddy Power, the UK-based online betting company sponsoring Rodman's trip.
Dennis Rodman on His Way Back to North Korea
PJ Media: Dennis Rodman on His Way Back to North KoreaPJ MediaDennis Rodman is back on his way to North Korea, which makes the Foot Locker commercial above especially pertinent. He's reportedly going to train the North Korean basketball team (one can only imagine the penalty for missing a free throw) and play in
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Rodman, Cyrus, Obama make GQ's 'least influential' list
New York Daily News: New York Daily NewsRodman, Cyrus, Obama make GQ's 'least influential' listNew York Daily NewsDennis Rodman might have won a friend in North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, but he won't be influencing people stateside any time soon. The 52-year-old former NBA star, whom the diminutive despot called a “friend for life” after a hang sesh in
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Rodman tops list of 'least influential people'
FOXSports.com: Afro AmericanRodman tops list of 'least influential people'FOXSports.comSomeone needs to break the news to Dennis Rodman: He won. Not the Nobel Peace Prize, but the distinction of topping GQ's list of "least influential people." Rodman, described by the magazine as a "Q-list celebrity willing to commit borderline treason
Dennis Rodman crowned 'Least Influential Celebrity of 2013'
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