Dennis Keith Rodman is a retired basketball athlete from the United States of America who serves as an unofficial US Peace Ambassador to North Korea. He is dubbed “the Worm” for his ferocious defensive and rebounding ability.
Rodman was a member of the National Basketball Association’s Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks (NBA).
Rodman started his career as a small forward before transitioning to force forward. He was a seven-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection and won twice the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
He also set an NBA record by leading the league in rebounds per game for seven straight seasons and won five NBA titles.
Early Life of Dennis Rodman
He was born in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Dennis Rodman’s father’s name is Philander Rodman, and his mother’s name is Shirley Rodman. He has two siblings: Debra Rodman and Kim Rodman.
Dennis Rodman Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
He was born on May 13, 1961. As of 2024, Dennis Rodman’s age is 63. He belongs to American nationality. He stands at 6 feet 7 inches and weighs around 100kg. He has Black hair and dark brown eyes.
Dennis Rodman Education
Rodman was a gym class student of future Texas A&M basketball coach Gary Blair while attending South Oak Cliff High School.
Blair coached Debra and Kim Rodman, who won three state titles under Blair’s tutelage. Dennis Rodman, on the other hand, was not a remarkable athlete.
Rodman said that he was a member of his high school basketball team but was either benched or cut from the teams due to his inability to score near the hoop. As a student in high school, he measured just five-foot-half-dozen and was “very crushed.”
After high school, Rodman worked as a midnight janitor at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. He subsequently had a rapid growth spurt and decided to give basketball another go while becoming even more reclusive since he felt strange in his physique.
A family friend alerted Cooke County College’s head coach in Gainesville, Texas. He averaged seventeen.6 points and thirteen.3 rebounds in his single semester there before failing to graduate due to poor academic performance.
After his brief stay in Gainesville, he moved to Southeastern Oklahoma State University, NAIA. Dennis Rodman was a three-time NAIA All-American and twice led the NAIA in rebounds.
Dennis Rodman Personal Life
Dennis Rodman married three times.
On September 28, 1992, he married model, Annie Bakes. Alexis Rodman, born in 1988, was the couple’s only child. Unfortunately, on December 17, 1993, the couple divorced.
Dennis Rodman met Carmen Electra at a party on March 22, 1997. They quickly began dating. After roughly six months of courtship, the couple married on November 14, 1998, in Nevada, in Las Vegas.
Dennis ended his relationship with Carmen Electra on April 6, 1999. Both members of the relationship are childless.
Dennis Rodman began dating Michelle Moyer in 1999. The pair married on May 13, 2003. Their marriage lasted barely eight years until they divorced in 2012.
Michelle Moyer has two children with Dennis Rodman – son DJ Rodman (born April 25, 2001) and daughter Trinity Rodman (born May 20, 2002).
Dennis Rodman Professional Career
The Detroit Pistons picked Dennis Rodman in 1986. The Detroit Pistons won 52 games to earn a spot in the 1987 NBA Playoffs.
Rodman continued to play the next season effectively, averaging 11.6 points and 8.7 rebounds. The Pistons advanced to the NBA Finals in 1988 but were defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers.
He spent the remainder of the 1988-89 season on the bench, averaging 9.0 points and 9.4 rebounds in 27 minutes. The Pistons finally advanced to the finals, where they defeated the Lakers.
Rodman overcame back spasms to provide a formidable defensive presence with 19 rebounds.
Piston won the title twice in a row, and Rodman was a key contributor to the teams’ successes. He got a position on the 1990 NBA All-Star squad because of his outstanding defense and exceptional rounding abilities.
Additionally, he was a finalist for the ‘Defensive Player of the Year award. He earned the first of seven straight rebounding titles in 1992.
Rodman’s relationship with the Pistons’ management became strained in 1993, when coach Chuck Daly, whom Rodman looked up to as a father, quit. Rodman chose to leave the team despite having a couple more years remaining on his contract and was moved to the San Antonio Spurs.
Rodman was a power forward for this new team. While with the San Antonio Spurs, Rodman shaved his head, dyed it blonde, and experimented with many other colors.
He was entangled in several scandals during this period due to his outlandish behavior. He rose to prominence with the public disclosure of his brief two-month romance with singer Madonna.
Rodman was suspended twice during the 1994-1995 season due to his altercation with the club’s management staff. He returned to the game after a 19-game absence.
Rodman was transferred again during the 1995-96 season to the Chicago Bulls as a power forward. This club already had several well-known members, including Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
Rodman continued to play his ace game despite calf difficulties, snagging more than 20 rebounds 11 times. With ten points, he recorded his first triple-double against the Philadelphia 76ers.
During a game, Rodman was embroiled in another scandal after head-butting referee Ted Bernhardt. He was fined $20,000 and banned from the league for six games.
He won many rebounding championships with the Chicago Bulls and then spent a short time with the Los Angeles Lakers before retiring with the Dallas Mavericks.
Rodman attempted to return to basketball multiple times after a lengthy absence but could not replicate his on-court success and was finally inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2011.
Rodman studied wrestling and entertainment while away from basketball and joined his pal Hulk Hogan in WCW Nitro on March 10, 1997. He made another debut as a member of the nWo at another event. He returned to wrestling in 2008, winning Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling.
He launched his talk show, ‘The Rodman World Tour,’ on MTV in 1996. The program was well-known for its host’s eccentric style of interviewing his guests.
He made his feature picture debut in 1997 with ‘Double Team,’ with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Mickey Rourke. The picture was widely panned, as was Rodman’s pitiful performance. Despite the unfavorable response, he starred in another action picture named ‘Simon Sez’ in 1999.
He has been on several reality television series, including the United Kingdom’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother,’ ‘Love Island,’ and ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’
He published his autobiography ‘Bad As I Wanna Be’ in 1996 and memorably promoted it by strutting in a bridal gown. He declared himself to be bisexual and that he intended to marry himself. He was then found to have accepted $10 million from the designer in exchange for wearing the gown.
Rodman traveled to North Korea in 2013 with Vice Media’s Ryan Duffy to stage a basketball demonstration. He and his colleagues met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the first time. He declared Kim to be his “lifelong buddy.”
In 2017, he became embroiled in another scandal as the media attacked his visit to North Korea.
A prominent publication questioned if President Donald Trump had dispatched Rodman to make a plea for the release of American detainees or to establish a new diplomatic channel. Rodman categorically disputed the allegations and the government’s role in his visit.
Quick Bio / Wiki
|Real Name/Full Name
|Trenton, New Jersey
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|May 13, 1961
|63 years old
|In Centimetres – 200cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 7″
|In Kilograms – 100Kg
In Pounds – 220lbs
|Father – Philander Rodman
Mother – Shirley Rodman
|Debra Rodman and Kim Rodman
|South Oak Cliff High School, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
|Annie Bakes, Carmen Electra, Michelle Moyer
|Alexis Rodman, DJ Rodman, Trinity Rodman
|Basketball Player, Actor
|Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Dennis Rodman Awards and Achievements
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Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Dennis Rodman in 2024
Аѕ оf 68, Dennis Rodman approximated net worth is $800 thоuѕаnd. The main source of his income is his basketball career.