Dennis Rodman is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He was a two-time NBA All-Star and he is a five-time NBA Champion, which he achieved during his time playing with the Detroit Pistons and later with the Chicago Bulls. After he retired in 2006, the Pistons also retired Jersey Number 10 in his honor.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Dennis Keith Rodman was born on May 13, 1961, in Trenton, New Jersey in the United States. His parents are Philander Jr. and Shirley. His father fought in the Vietnam War and later left the family to settle in the Philippines.

He has two sisters and they grew up in Oak Cliff, in Dallas. He first married in September 1992 to Annie Bakes. They divorced after only 82 days of being married. He later married Carmen Electra. Electra filed for divorce in 1999. He married once more in 2003 to Michelle Moyer, they divorced in 2012.

Position Power Forward
Height / weight 2.01 m / 103 kg
Born 13 May 1961
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname The Worm
Team History
Tijuana Dragons 2005 - 2006
Brighton Bears 2006
Orange County Crush 2004 - 2005
Torpan Pojat 2005
Long Beach Jam 2003 - 2004
Fuerza Regia 2004
217 dallas mavericks Dallas 2000
27 los angeles lakers Los Angeles 1999
207 chicago bulls Chicago 1995 - 1998
222 san antonio spurs San Antonio 1993 - 1995
209 detroit pistons Detroit 1986 - 1993

His son DJ played for Washington State University and his daughter Trinity played for Washington Spirit. Rodman has visited North Korea several times, most recently in 2018. There is speculation that he is working for the Central Intelligence Agency.

High School and College Career

Rodman attended South Oak High School in Dallas, Texas. He was too short for any recruiters following high school so he worked as an overnight janitor at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. In that period, he grew to 201 cm.

He started his college career at North Central Texas College in 1983 before switching over to Southeastern Oklahoma State University from 1983–1986. While there, he was named an NAIA All-American from 1984 to 1986.

Professional Career

He was drafted into the NBA in 1986 and was picked by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the draft. Coached by Chuck Daly, he became a part of the “Bad Boys”. In 1989, he won his first NBA Championship. He again won in 1990. Also in 1990 and 1991, he was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

In 1993, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs. In 1995, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls and was part of the team that had Michael Jordan. Rodman became an integral part of the team that won three NBA Championships from 1996 to 1998.

In 1999, he joined the Los Angeles Lakers. He was later signed with the Dallas Mavericks in 2000. He took time off basketball to focus on acting and his wrestling career. He later returned to basketball to play for teams like the Long Beach Jam, Fuerza Regia, Orange County Crush, Tijuana Dragons, and the Brighton Bears. In 2011, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was also named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.

Career Highlights

  • 1989, 1990, 1996–1998 - NBA champion
  • 1989, 1990, 1996–1998 - NBA All-Star
  • 1992, 1995 - All-NBA Third Team
  • 1990, 1991 - NBA Defensive Player ofthe Year
  • 1989–1993, 1995, 1996 - NBAAll-Defensive First Team
  • 1994 - NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 1992–1998 - NBA rebounding champion
  • 1992 - IBM Award
  • NBA 75th Anniversary Team
  • No. 10 retired by Detroit Pistons

  • 1984–1986 - NAIA All-American

  • Basketball Hall of Fame - 2011

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