Dennis Rodman - Bio, Net Worth, Teams Played, Number, Retired, Salary, Wife, Nationality, Family, Facts, Age, Relationship, Career, Awards, NBA Stats
Dennis Rodman is an American retired professional basketball player who is best known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities. Rodman was also nicknamed "The Worm" during his days in the NBA. Rodman played for several popular clubs, the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association(NBA).
Dennis Rodman Gets Open Up About His Suicidal Debate! Rodman Says That Trump and Kim Could Make A Deal To Peace?
The Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman made headlines in the news recently on September 9, 2019, Monday after he got opened about his suicidal debated in 1993 when he was a member of the Detroit Pistons and he mentioned about what he thinks about President Trump and North Korean leader, Kim could make a deal to peace.
Rodman gave his perspective about how the peace agreement could work out. He said that the peace agreement could be achieved if everyone stays on their right path. He also added that people shouldn't give up on the U.S. trying to engage with North Kores in a good, safe manner.
Further, Rodman was more open up in talking about his suicide attempt. Rodman told in an interview that he felt the Pistons betrayed him after the coach of Pistons, Chuck Daly whom Rodman used to treat as his father, resigned. Rodman felt alone and all broken up after his resignation.
One day, Rodman wrote a note and went to the parking lot of the Palace and he had a gun rack and a gun in his car and his hand. Rodman was listening to the 'Even Flow' and "Black" song when he fell asleep with the gun on his lap.
Later when he woke up, he found himself surrounded by cops.
Rodman even said the fact that there weren't too many options in NBA back then is he had he wouldn't have gone so far like attempting suicide.
Rodman also spoke about the person who helped him to get out of the kinds of stuff like that. Craig Sager, the late NBA broadcaster, was the one who saved his life back then.
What is Dennis Rodman Famous for?
- Dennis Rodman is famous as the retired NBA player best known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities.
When and Where was Dennis Rodman Born?
Dennis Rodman was born on May 13, 1961, in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. His birth name is Denni Keith Rodman. His nationality is American. Rodman belongs to black ethnicity while Taurus is his zodiac sign.
Dennis Rodman was born to Philander Rodman Jr.(father) and Shirley Rodman(mother). His father was an Air Force member who later fought in the Vietnam War. His father left his family and got settled alone in the Philippines. Then, his mother took many odd jobs to support the family.
Rodman has around 47 siblings and he is the oldest of all his brothers and sisters. Rodman was raised along with his two sisters, Debra, and Kim in the Oak Cliff, Dallas. Rodman attended South Oak Cliff High School along with his sisters who won three state championships.
After his school, Rodman worked as an overnight janitor at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
Rodman attended North Central Texas College and Cooke County College and then later got transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Rodman became the three-time NAIA All-American and won the "Most Valuable Player" award at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.
When Did Dennis Rodman Start His Professional Career? How Far Has He Gone?
- Dennis Rodman started his professional career after he got drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1986.
- Rodman's strong defense and exemplary rounding skills earned him a spot in the 1990 NBA All-Star Team.
- Rodman left the club, Pistons despite he had a few more years in his contract and he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs.
- In Spurs, Rodman played as a power forward and remained in several controversies back then.
- Rodman was suspended twice in the 1994-95 season after then he was again traded and this time he joined the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season.
- During his time in the Bulls, Rodman won multiple rebounding titles and then he joined the Los Angeles Lakers.
- Rodman was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2011 though he tried a lot to return to basketball he couldn't do it.
- Rodman explored more about wrestling and entertainment and he joined Hulk Hogan, his friend in WCW Nitro on March 10, 1997.
- Rodman started his talk show named "The Rodman World Tour" that aired on MTV, which was renowned for his quirky way of interviewing his guests in 1996.
- In 1997, Rodman was featured in his debut film, "Double Team" alongside Damme and Rourke.
- Rodman also appeared in several reality TV shows including, "Celebrity Big Brother", "Love Island" and "Celebrity Apprentice".
- In 1996, Rodman released his autobiography, "Bad As I Wanna Be" for which he struggled a lot in a wedding dress for which he was given $10 million from the designer.
- In 2013, Rodman moved to North Korea with the Vice Media correspondent, Ryan Duffy. He and his team were the first Americans to have ever met the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
- He won five NBA championships over his career and was selected to the All-Defensive team eight times.
Is Dennis Rodman a Millionaire? How Much Does He Earn?
Considering all the hard works and time that Dennis Rodman has put on his career for the past long years, Dennis Rodman has managed to amass a great amount of fortune in dollars through his career as an NBA player. Rodman has an estimated net worth of around 600k dollars.
Rodman had signed a $12 million contract with the Detroit Pistons. He earned about $7 million as his salary for playing in the Pistons for 7 years. He played two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs earning over $5million as his salary.
Later then he earned about $16 million as salary with the Chicago Bulls. With the LA Lakers, he received $1 million.
With all the fortune that Rodman has earned throughout his career, Rodman has managed to live a lavish and luxurious lifestyle.
Is Dennis Rodman Married? How Many Times He Has Divorced? Does He Have Children?
The retired player, Dennis Rodman is married for thrice throughout his entire life until date. Rodman was married to his first wife, Annie Bakes. The couple even had a daughter named Alexis. Their relation lasts only for a brief time as they separated in 1990.
After the first divorce, Rodman got married to the model and actress, Carmen Electra in November 1988 in Las Vegas but their relationship couldn't last long as they separated their pathway just the following year in April 1999.
Just after his second divorce, Rodman met Michelle Moyer in 1999. The couple got married in 2003 on Rodman's 42nd birthday. The couple together shares a son, Dennis Junior(b. 2000) and a daughter, Trinity(b. 2001).
However, Michelle filed for divorce in 2004 just after a year of their marriage, the divorce was officially proclaimed in 2012. It was even reported that Rodman owed $860,376 in child and spousal support as it was claimed that Rodman had abused Moyer physically.
Besides, Rodman has dated many other beauties back then. Rodman was reported to have had an affair with Jeanie Buss(Executive of Lakers) and Vivica Fox(actress).
Rodman was also in a publicized relationship with the legend singer, Madonna in 1994. Rodman claimed that his relationship with Madonna created a great impact on his 1994 NBA playoff performances.
Rodman was also in a short relationship with Stacy Yarbrough(stripper), Jenna Jameson(the pornographic actress), Alicia Douvall(English actress) and Jaimyse Haft(rumored).
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How tall is Dennis Rodman?
The 58 aged players, Dennis Rodman has a well maintained masculine athletic body physique. With all the workouts and exercise into consideration, Rodman has managed to have a perfect body build just fit for an athlete.
Rodman has a great height as he stands tall with a height of 6ft. 7inch(2.01m). He has a bodyweight of around 100kg(220lbs).
Talking about his looks, Rodman has a dark complexion with black hair and dark brown eyes. Rodman has his whole body painted by tattoos.
Trivias About Dennis Rodman You Need To Know.
- Rodman was a gym class student of the Texas A&M basketball coach, Gary Blair back then.
- Rodman shared a great relationship with the coach of Pistons, Chuck Daly, as he looked to Daly as his father.
- The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un is a dear friend of Rodman.
- Rodman has his whole body painted by tattoos.