Dennis Rodman

American professional basketball player Dennis Rodman

Dennis Keith Rodman is a retired American Hall of Fame 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, he was nicknamed "The Worm" and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities.
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Dennis Rodman arrested on DUI suspicion in California
Yahoo News - about 1 month
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former basketball star Dennis Rodman was released from jail in California on Sunday after being arrested hours earlier on suspicion of driving under the influence, Newport Beach police said.
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Dennis Rodman arrested on suspicion of DUI
CBS News - about 1 month
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Harden, Paul build huge Rockets lead to hold off Spurs
ABC News - 2 months
HOUSTON -- Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets seem right now to be as bad as they wanna be, to borrow a phrase from the NBA great the perennial All-Star point guard joined in an exclusive club Friday. Paul still hasn't lost a game that he's played for the Rockets, who extended their winning streak to 12 games with a 124-109 rout of the San Antonio Spurs. Paul, who missed a month early in the season due to a knee injury, is 13-0 with the Rockets. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the only other player in NBA history to start and win his first 13 games with a new team was Dennis Rodman, who did so with the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. "Cool," Paul said after a spectacular performance against the Spurs, as he led the Rockets with 28 points, eight assists and seven steals. "Dennis Rodman got more championships than me. We'll see if I can catch him or not." Rodman's five rings would be setting the bar awfully high for...
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To Improve Human Rights In North Korea, Engage The Kim Regime And Reduce Its Insecurity - HuffPost
Google News - 2 months
HuffPost To Improve Human Rights In North Korea, Engage The Kim Regime And Reduce Its Insecurity HuffPost Washington sees North Korea as a security challenge. Yet the North threatens America only because the U.S. intervened in the conflict between the two Koreas. The case for defending now populous and prosperous South Korea expired long ago. The ... Dennis Rodman Says His Friend Kim Jong Un Is 'Probably' a Madman, 'But I Don't See It'Newsweek North Korea Might Possess Atomic Bomb, Kim Jong Il's Photograph SuggestsInternational Business Times Is there a way to avoid war on the Korean Peninsula?Aljazeera.com The Epoch Times -UPROXX -Metro -WEEI.com (blog) all 46 news articles »
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North Korean defector describes forced abortion, said bodies fed to dogs in prison - Fox News
Google News - 3 months
Fox News North Korean defector describes forced abortion, said bodies fed to dogs in prison Fox News A North Korean defector is claiming the Kim regime has imprisoned an estimated 100,000 people. (UNTV). United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley held a meeting on the human rights situation in North Korea where one defector spoke about ... Dennis Rodman wants Trump to send him back to North Korea so he can cool tensionsWashington Post Dennis Rodman Says He Knows What His Pal Kim Jong Un WantsHuffPost The clash between China and Japan could get much more intenseBusiness Insider Bloomberg -USA TODAY -Newsweek -Syracuse.com all 546 news articles »
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Dennis Rodman says he'll organize a basketball game between North Korea and U.S. territory Guam
LATimes - 3 months
Dennis Rodman plans to organize a basketball game between North Korea and the U.S. territory of Guam, the retired basketball star said Monday, as he seeks to personally mitigate a dangerous war of words between Washington and the isolated, nuclear-armed state. “We thought, ‘This would be awesome!’”...
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Japan’s Dennis Rodman? An Ex-Wrestler, Politician and 32-Time Guest of North Korea
NYTimes - 5 months
Antonio Inoki, a former athlete with a taste for self-promotion, is also a lawmaker who visits North Korea every year. His goal: “peace through sports diplomacy.”
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Only You Can Save Us Now, Dennis Rodman
Huffington Post - 7 months
Rebound this situation.
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Rodman suggests he aided Warmbier release
CNN - 8 months
Dennis Rodman claims he may be partially responsible for Warmbier's release, and says Donald Trump should make peace with North Korea. Brian Todd reports.
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Dennis Rodman Gave Kim Jong Un A Mermaid Puzzle, 'Where's Waldo?' Book
Huffington Post - 9 months
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WATCH: Dennis Rodman visits North Korea as US student is released
ABC News - 9 months
State Department officials say they have not spoken with Rodman and that the ex-NBA star was not involved in the release of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier.
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Asia and Australia Edition: Jeff Sessions, Dennis Rodman, Donald Trump: Your Morning Briefing
New York Times - 9 months
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On May 2, 2016, Kenneth Bae credited Rodman with his early release.
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  • 2015
    In July 2015, Dennis Rodman endorsed Donald Trump for president, tweeting "Donald Trump has been a great friend for many years.
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    On July 24, 2015, Rodman publicly endorsed Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
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  • 2014
    On January 15, 2014, Rodman again entered a rehabilitation facility to seek treatment for alcohol abuse.
    The matchups were scheduled for January 8 (Kim Jong-un's birthday) and January 10, 2014.
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  • 2012
    In March 2012, Rodman's financial advisor said, "In all honesty, Dennis, although a very sweet person, is an alcoholic.
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    The marriage was officially dissolved in 2012 when Michelle Rodman again petitioned the court to grant a divorce.
  • 2010
    On January 10, 2010, on the same day that Celebrity Rehab premiered, Rodman was removed from an Orange County, California restaurant for disruptive behavior.
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  • 2009
    In 2009, Rodman agreed to appear on the third season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
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    In May 2009, his behavior on Celebrity Apprentice led to an intervention which included Phil Jackson as well as Rodman's family and other friends.
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    He was the fifth contestant eliminated, on March 29, 2009.
    In 2009, he appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice.
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  • 2008
    In 2008, Rodman joined as a spokesman for a sports website OPENSports.com, the brainchild of Mike Levy founder and former CEO of CBS Sportsline.com.
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  • 2006
    Rodman has also appeared in several reality soaps: in January 2006, Rodman appeared on the fourth version of Celebrity Big Brother in the UK, and on July 26, 2006, in the UK series Love Island as a houseguest contracted to stay for a week.
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    On May 1, 2006, Rodman's team played their second game and lost to the Philippine national basketball team 110–102 at the Araneta Coliseum, where he scored three points and recorded 16 rebounds.
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    In spring 2006, he played two exhibition games in the Philippines along with NBA ex-stars Darryl Dawkins, Kevin Willis, Calvin Murphy, Otis Birdsong and Alex English.
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    The return to the NBA never materialized, but on January 26, 2006, it was announced that Rodman had signed a one-game "experiment" deal for the UK basketball team Brighton Bears of the British Basketball League to play Guildford Heat on January 28, and went on to play three games for the Bears.
  • 2005
    After retiring from wrestling, Rodman became Commissioner of the Lingerie Football League in 2005.
  • 2004
    Michelle Rodman filed for divorce in 2004, although the couple spent several years attempting to reconcile.
    In the following 2004–2005 season, he signed with the ABA's Orange County Crush and the following season with the league's Tijuana Dragons.
  • 2003
    In early 2003, Rodman was arrested and charged with domestic violence at his home in Newport Beach for allegedly assaulting his then-fiancee.
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    Moyer and Rodman married in 2003 on his 42nd birthday.
    After a longer hiatus, Rodman returned to play basketball for the Long Beach Jam of the newly formed American Basketball Association during the 2003–2004 season, with hopes of being called up to the NBA midseason.
  • 2000
    On July 30, 2000, for the i-Generation Superstars of Wrestling pay-per-view event, he fought against i-Generation Champion Curt Hennig in an Australian Outback match.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    In the 1999–2000 NBA season, the then-38-year-old power forward was signed by the Dallas Mavericks, meaning that Rodman returned to the place where he grew up.
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  • 1998
    Rodman married model Carmen Electra in November 1998 at the Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada. Electra filed for divorce in April 1999.
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    In 1998, he joined the cast of the syndicated TV show Special Ops Force, playing 'Deke' Reynolds, a flamboyant but skilled ex-Army helo pilot and demolitions expert.
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    With his sister acting as his agent at the time, Rodman joined the Los Angeles Lakers, for a pro-rated salary for the remainder of the 1998–1999 season.
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    Led by the aging Jordan and Rodman (respectively 35 and 37 years old), the Bulls reached the 1998 NBA Finals, again versus the Jazz.
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  • 1997
    At the August 1997 Road Wild event, Rodman appeared as the Impostor Sting hitting Luger with a baseball bat to help Hogan win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
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    The regular season of the 1997–1998 NBA season ended with Rodman winning his seventh consecutive rebounding title with 15. boards per game, along with 4.7 points per game.
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    On January 15, 1997, he was involved in an incident during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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  • 1996
    In the 1996–1997 NBA season, Rodman won his sixth rebounding title in a row with 16.7 boards per game, along with 5.7 points per game, but failed to rank another All-Defensive Team call-up.
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    In the 1996 NBA Playoffs, Rodman scored 7.5 points and grabbed 13.7 rebounds per game and had a large part in the six-game victory against the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1996 NBA Finals: in Game Two at home in the Bulls' United Center, he grabbed 20 rebounds, among them a record-tying 11 offensive boards, and in Game Six, again at the United Center, the power forward secured 19 rebounds and again 11 offensive boards, scored five points in a decisive 12–2 Bulls run, unnerved opposing power forward Shawn Kemp and caused Seattle coach George Karl to say: "As you evaluate the series, Dennis Rodman won two basketball games.
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    Ever controversial, Rodman made negative headlines after a head butt of referee Ted Bernhardt during a game in New Jersey on March 16, 1996; he was suspended for six games and fined $20,000, a punishment that was criticized as too lenient by the local press.
    Although struggling with calf problems early in the season, Rodman grabbed 20 or more rebounds 11 times and had his first triple-double against the Philadelphia 76ers on January 16, 1996 scoring 10 points and adding 21 rebounds and 10 assists; by playing his trademark tough defense, he joined Jordan and Pippen in the All-NBA Defense First Team.
    He famously wore a wedding dress to promote his 1996 autobiography Bad As I Wanna Be.
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  • 1995
    Prior to the 1995–1996 NBA season, Rodman was traded to the Chicago Bulls of perennial scoring champion Michael Jordan for center Will Perdue and cash considerations to fill a large void at power forward left by Horace Grant, who left the Bulls prior to the 1994–1995 season.
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  • 1994
    In the following 1994–1995 NBA season, Rodman clashed with the Spurs front office.
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    However, despite a 55-win season, Rodman and the Spurs did not survive the first round of the 1994 NBA Playoffs and bowed out against the Utah Jazz in four games.
  • 1993
    In the 1993–1994 NBA season, Rodman joined a Spurs team which was built around perennial All-Star center David Robinson, with a supporting cast of forwards Dale Ellis, Willie Anderson and guard Vinny Del Negro.
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    One night in February 1993, Rodman was found asleep in his car with a loaded rifle.
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    Rodman experienced an unhappy childhood and was shy and introverted in his early years. After aborting a suicide attempt in 1993, he reinvented himself as a "bad boy" and became notorious for numerous controversial antics.
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  • 1992
    In a March 1992 game, Rodman totaled a career high 34 rebounds.
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  • 1991
    It was the 1991–1992 season where Rodman made a remarkable leap in his rebounding, collecting an astounding 18.7 rebounds per game (1,530 in total), winning his first of seven consecutive rebounding crowns, along with scoring 9.8 points per game, and making his first All-NBA Team.
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    In the 1991 NBA Playoffs, however, the Pistons were swept by the championship-winning Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • 1990
    During the 1990–1991 season, Rodman finally established himself as the starting small forward of the Pistons.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    In the 1989–1990 season, Detroit lost perennial defensive forward Rick Mahorn when he was taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves in that year's expansion draft and ended up on the Philadelphia 76ers when the Pistons could not reacquire him.
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  • 1988
    Rodman remained a bench player during the 1988–1989 season, averaging 9. points and 9.4 rebounds in 27 minutes, yet providing such effective defense that he was voted into the All-Defensive Team, the first of eight times in his career.
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  • 1987
    In the following 1987–1988 season, Rodman steadily improved his stats, averaging 11.6 points and 8.7 rebounds and starting in 32 of 82 regular season games.
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  • 1986
    Rodman made himself eligible for the 1986 NBA draft.
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  • 1982
    Although Rodman had severe family and personal issues himself, he "adopted" the Riches as his own in 1982 and went from the city life to "driving a tractor and messing with cows".
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  • OTHER
  • 1961
    Born on May 13, 1961.
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