Dennis 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.
Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Rodman was nicknamed "Dennis the Menace" and
"The Worm" and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities.
Playing small forward in his early years before becoming a power forward, Dennis
earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times and was voted NBA
Defensive Player of the Year twice. Dennis Rodman also led the NBA in rebounds
per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA championships
(1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998). Dennis Rodman's biography at NBA.com states that
he is "arguably the best rebounding forward in NBA history". The Pistons
announced that on April 1, 2011, they will retire Rodman's #10 jersey that he
wore throughout his tenure there.
Experiencing an unhappy childhood, Dennis was shy and introverted in his early years. After aborting a suicide attempt in 1993, Dennis Rodman reinvented himself as the prototypical "bad boy" and became notorious for numerous controversial antics. Dennis Rodman dyed his hair in artificial colors, presented himself with many piercings and tattoos and regularly disrupted games by clashing with opposing players and officials. Dennis Rodman famously wore a wedding dress to promote his autobiography. Rodman pursued a high-profile affair with singer Madonna and was briefly married to actress Carmen Electra.
Apart from basketball, Dennis is a part-time professional wrestler. He was a member of the nWo and fought alongside Hulk Hogan at two Bash at the Beach events. Dennis Rodman 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 severely critically panned, with the latter earning Dennis a triple Razzie Award. Dennis Rodman appeared in several reality TV series and was the winner of the $222,000 main prize of the 2004 edition of Celebrity Mole. Rodman also won the first ever Celebrity Championship Wrestling tournament.
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