Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman

Basketball Player

Dennis Keith Rodman is an American former professional basketball player. Known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities, his biography on the official NBA website states that he is "arguably the best rebounding forward in NBA history".

Full Name
May 13, 1961
6′ 7″
Net Worth


Dennis Rodman was born on May 13, 1961, in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the son of Philander and Shirley Rodman, and he has two siblings. Rodman attended South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas and then transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Rodman started playing basketball at an early age and was soon known for his rebounding ability. He was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the 1986 NBA draft and made his debut with the team in December 1986. In 1990, he became one of only three players to average at least 20 rebounds per game for a season. 

In 1993, Rodman joined the Chicago Bulls, where he earned five consecutive NBA championships alongside Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. His defensive prowess contributed immensely to the team's success during this period. In 1996, he joined the Los Angeles Lakers but left after one season due to differences with coach Del Harris. 

Rodman joined the Dallas Mavericks in 2000, but left shortly after due to personal issues. He then signed with the Long Beach Jam of the American Basketball Association (ABA), before joining the ABA’s San Diego Stingrays in 2003. After playing briefly with several other teams over the years, Rodman retired from basketball in 2006. 

In addition to his basketball career, Rodman has appeared as a professional wrestler and on numerous television shows such as “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Big Brother” UK. He is also an author with two autobiography books: “Bad As I Wanna Be” (1996) and “Walk On The Wild Side” (2000).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1961</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Dennis Rodman is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 13, 1961, Dennis Rodman was born in Trenton, New Jersey.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1986</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Round NBA Draft Pick</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rodman is selected as the 27th overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins 1st NBA Championship</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rodman wins his first championship with the Detroit Pistons.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to San Antonio Spurs</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rodman is traded to the San Antonio Spurs and helps them make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins the Chicago Bulls</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rodman joins the Chicago Bulls and helps them win three consecutive championships.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Retires from the NBA</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rodman retires from the NBA after 14 seasons.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Dennis Rodman is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Iconic Rebounder</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dennis Rodman is one of the greatest rebounders in basketball history. He was a master of rebounding and could always be counted on to get the ball when it mattered most. He also had an incredible ability to anticipate where the ball would land, which allowed him to out jump his opponents and grab the rebound.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Unique Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dennis Rodman was famous for his unique style, both on and off the court. On the court, he was known for his wild hair styles, outrageous outfits, and tattoos. Off the court, he was known for his flamboyant lifestyle, which included partying with celebrities and attending outrageous events.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Competitive Spirit</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dennis Rodman was never afraid to compete. Whether it was on the court or off the court, he always gave it his all. He had a competitive spirit that pushed him to succeed no matter what the situation was.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Won the NBA Rebounding Title 7 Times</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dennis Rodman won the NBA rebounding title 7 times during his career, more than any other player in history.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Wore Different Hair Colors and Styles</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dennis Rodman was known for his outrageous hairstyles and colors. He often dyed his hair bright colors like pink, orange, blue, and purple.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Nicknamed “The Worm”</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dennis Rodman earned the nickname "The Worm" due to his ability to wiggle through defenders and score baskets on the court.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Worked as a Wrestler and an Actor</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">After retiring from basketball, Dennis Rodman worked as a professional wrestler and also appeared in several movies and TV shows.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was a Good Friend of Kim Jong Un</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dennis Rodman is famously a good friend of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The two have met several times over the past few years.</p></div>


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