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Dennis Keith Rodman ist ein ehemaliger US-amerikanischer Basketballspieler. Zwischen 19spielte er in der nordamerikanischen NBA für die Detroit Pistons, die San Antonio Spurs, die Chicago Bulls, die Los Angeles Lakers und die Dallas. Dennis Keith Rodman (* Mai in Trenton, New Jersey) ist ein ehemaliger US-amerikanischer Basketballspieler. Zwischen 19spielte er in. Dennis Rodman wurde fünfmal NBA-Champion, war aber vor allem für sein schrilles Auftreten und seine exzessive Lebensweise bekannt. Nach schwerer. Dennis Rodman war in den er-Jahren einer der besten Verteidiger der NBA. Doch was macht Dennis Rodman eigentlich heute? er fünfmalige National-Basketball-Association-Sieger Dennis Rodman besuchte seit mehrmals den nordkoreanischen Diktator Kim Jong-un. Bad Boy, wie er im Buche steht: Dennis Rodman im Trikot der Chicago Bulls. imago images/Icon SMI. Error loading configuration file. Osnabrück. Dennis Rodman's lawyer filed court documents explaining that the former Chicago Bull could not make child support payments because he was not only broke, but.
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Winning 52 games, the Pistons comfortably entered the playoffs. They swept the Washington Bullets and soundly beat the Atlanta Hawks in five games, but bowed out in seven matches against the archrival Boston Celtics in what was called one of the physically and mentally toughest series ever.
Rodman feuded with Celtics guard Dennis Johnson and taunted Johnson in the closing seconds when he waved his right hand over his own head.
When the Celtics took Game Seven, Johnson went back at Rodman in the last moments of the game and mimicked his taunting gesture.
After the loss, Rodman made headlines by directly accusing Celtics star Larry Bird of being overrated because he was white: "Larry Bird is overrated in a lot of areas.
Why does he get so much publicity? Because he's white. You never hear about a black player being the greatest". Although teammate Thomas supported him, he endured harsh criticism, but avoided being called a racist because, according to him, his own girlfriend Anicka "Annie" Bakes was white.
In the following —88 season , Rodman steadily improved his stats, averaging In Game Six, the Pistons were down by one point with eight seconds to go; Dumars missed a shot, and Rodman just fell short of an offensive rebound and a putback that could have won the title.
In Game Seven, L. But then, he fouled Magic Johnson , who hit a free throw, missed an ill-advised shot with 39 seconds to go, and the Pistons never recovered.
Rodman remained a bench player during the —89 season , averaging 9. In that season, the Pistons finally vanquished their playoffs bane by sweeping the Boston Celtics, then winning in six games versus the Chicago Bulls —including scoring champion Michael Jordan —and easily defeating the Lakers 4—0 in the NBA Finals.
Although he was hampered by back spasms, Rodman dominated the boards, grabbing 19 rebounds in Game 3 and providing tough interior defense.
In the —90 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.
It was feared that the loss of Mahorn — average in talent, but high on hustle and widely considered a vital cog of the "Bad Boys" teams — would diminish the Pistons' spirit, but Rodman seamlessly took over his role.
Averaging 8. Rodman suffered from an injured ankle and was often replaced by Mark Aguirre, but even without his defensive hustle, Detroit beat Portland in five games and claimed their second title.
During the —91 season , Rodman finally established himself as the starting small forward of the Pistons. He played such strong defense that the NBA stated he "could shut down any opposing player, from point guard to center".
It was in the —92 season where Rodman made a remarkable leap in his rebounding, collecting an astounding Rodman and Annie Bakes, the mother of his daughter Alexis, were divorcing  after a short marriage, an experience which left him traumatized.
One night in February , Rodman was found asleep in his car with a loaded rifle. Four years later in his biography As Bad As I Wanna Be , he confessed having thought about suicide and described that night as an epiphany : "I decided that instead [of killing myself] I was gonna kill the impostor that was leading Dennis Rodman to a place he didn't want to go So I just said, 'I'm going to live my life the way I want to live it and be happy doing it.
I killed the person I didn't want to be. In the following —95 season , Rodman clashed with the Spurs front office. He was suspended for the first three games, took a leave of absence on November 11, and was suspended again on December 7.
He finally returned on December 10 after missing 19 games. Normally, he would not have qualified for any season records for missing so many games, but by grabbing rebounds, he just surpassed the rebound limit for listing players and won his fourth straight rebounding title by averaging However, neither Robinson nor Rodman, who had disrupted a playoff game against the Lakers by sitting down on the court,  could stop Olajuwon, who averaged Rodman admitted his frequent transgressions, but asserted that he lived his own life and thus a more honest life than most other people:.
I just took the chance to be my own man I just said: "If you don't like it, kiss my ass. Most people around the country, or around the world, are basically working people who want to be free, who want to be themselves.
They look at me and see someone trying to do that I'm the guy who's showing people, hey, it's all right to be different. And I think they feel: "Let's go and see this guy entertain us.
Prior to the —96 season , Rodman was traded to the Chicago Bulls of perennial scoring champion Michael Jordan for center Will Perdue to fill a large void at power forward left by Horace Grant , who left the Bulls prior to the —95 season.
Under coach Phil Jackson , he averaged 5. On the court, me and Michael are pretty calm and we can handle conversation. But as far as our lives go, I think he is moving in one direction and I'm going in the other.
I mean, he's goin' north, I'm goin' south. And then you've got Scottie Pippen right in the middle. He's sort of the equator.
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, 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.
In the playoffs , Rodman scored 7. We controlled Dennis Rodman for four games. But Game 2 and tonight, he was the reason they were successful.
In the —97 season , Rodman won his sixth rebounding title in a row with On January 15, , he was involved in an incident during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
After tripping over cameraman Eugene Amos, Rodman kicked Amos in the groin. He struggled to slow down Jazz power forward Karl Malone , but did his share to complete the six-game Bulls victory.
The regular season of the —98 season ended with Rodman winning his seventh consecutive rebounding title with After playing strong defense on Malone in the first three games,  he caused major consternation when he left his team prior to Game Four to go wrestling with Hulk Hogan.
In Game Six, Jordan hit the decisive basket after a memorable drive on Jazz forward Bryon Russell , the Bulls won their third title in a row and Rodman his fifth ring.
Rodman garnered as much publicity for his public antics. He dated Madonna and claimed she tried to conceive a child with him.
After the —98 season , the Bulls started a massive rebuilding phase, largely at the behest of then-general manager Jerry Krause.
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 — season.
With the Lakers he played in only 23 games, in which he started in 11 of them and averaged 2 points and 11 rebounds per game, and was released in the offseason.
In the — season , the thenyear-old power forward was signed by the Dallas Mavericks , meaning that Rodman returned to the place where he grew up.
Dallas had won 10 of 13 before his arrival, but went just 4—9 until he was waived by the Mavericks. He played 12 games, received six technical fouls, was ejected twice, and served a one-game suspension.
After his NBA career, Rodman took a long break from basketball and concentrated on his film career and on wrestling.
After a longer hiatus, Rodman returned to play basketball for the Long Beach Jam of the newly formed American Basketball Association during the —04 season, with hopes of being called up to the NBA midseason.
He also played in Mexico, with Fuerza Regia in The return to the NBA never materialized, but on January 26, , 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.
On April 27, they defeated a team of former Philippine Basketball Association stars in Mandaue City , Cebu and Rodman scored five points and grabbed 18 rebounds.
From the beginning of his career, Rodman was known for his defensive hustle, which was later accompanied by his rebounding prowess.
In Detroit, he was mainly played as a small forward , and his usual assignment was to neutralize the opponent's best player; Rodman was so versatile that he could guard centers, forwards, or guards equally well  and won two NBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards.
From on, he established himself as one of the best rebounders of all time, averaging at least 15 rebounds per game in six of the next seven years.
In addition, he had a career-high rebound game on March 4, On offense, Rodman's output was mediocre. He averaged The intention was to force him to attempt free throws, which in theory would mean frequent misses and easy ball possession without giving up too many points.
However, this plan backfired, as Rodman hit 9 of the 12 attempts. In 14 NBA seasons, Rodman played in games, scored 6, points, and grabbed 11, rebounds, translating to 7.
Rodman was recognized as the prototype bizarre player, stunning basketball fans with his artificial hair colors, numerous tattoos and body piercings, multiple verbal and physical assaults on officials, frequent ejections, and his tumultuous private life.
At the March Uncensored event, he appeared as a member of the nWo. In a poorly received match, the two power forwards exchanged "rudimentary headlocks, slams and clotheslines" for 23 minutes.
Rodman bested Malone again as he and Hogan picked up the win. This culminated in a match at Road Wild which Rodman lost. He fought against i-Generation champion Curt Hennig in an Australian Outback match ; Hennig won the match by disqualification.
Following the match, Rodman refrained from wrestling at the top level and retired. Rodman was the winner of the series, defeating other challengers such as Butterbean and Dustin Diamond.
A Polaroid picture of Rodman's eyeball is on the cover of the album No Code , and "Black, Red, Yellow", B-side of its lead single " Hail, Hail ", was written about Rodman and has him contribute a voice message.
However, he resigned from the contest due to health problems. Rodman became Commissioner of the Lingerie Football League in Since his initial entry into acting, he has appeared in few acting roles outside of playing himself.
Rodman has made an appearance in an episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun playing the character of himself, except being a fellow alien with the Solomon family.
Rodman has also appeared in several reality shows: in January , Rodman appeared on the fourth version of Celebrity Big Brother in the UK, and on July 26, , in the UK series Love Island as a houseguest contracted to stay for a week.
In , he appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. Throughout the season, each celebrity raised money for a charity of their choice; Rodman selected the Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Orleans.
He was the fifth contestant eliminated, on March 29, In , he appeared again as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. In March , Rodman arrived at the Vatican City during voting in the papal conclave for the selection of a new pope.
Rodman married his first wife Annie Bakes in September Moyer and Rodman married in on his 42nd birthday. The marriage was officially dissolved in , when Michelle again petitioned the court to grant a divorce.
Rodman's son D. His daughter, Trinity, signed to play for the Cougars women's soccer team starting in On July 14, , Rodman's father Philander died of prostate cancer in the Philippines at age Dennis had previously reconciled with his father in when he made a trip to the Philippines after years of being enstranged.
Rodman entered an outpatient rehab center in Florida in May Rodman initially refused to enter rehabilitation because he wanted to attend the Celebrity Apprentice reunion show.
A week after completion he entered a sober-living facility in the Hollywood Hills, which was filmed for the second season of Sober House.
During episode seven of Sober House , Rodman was shown being reunited with his mother Shirley, from whom he had been estranged for seven years.
His sickness impacts his ability to get work. On January 15, , Rodman again entered a rehabilitation facility to seek treatment for alcohol abuse.
This came on the heels of a well-publicized trip to North Korea where his agent, Darren Prince, reported he had been drinking heavily and to an extent "that none of us had seen before.
Rodman has settled several lawsuits out of court for alleged sexual assault. In August , Rodman was arrested for public drunkenness and spent the night in jail after he got into an altercation at Woody's Wharf in Newport Beach, California.
The charges were eventually dropped. On November 5, , Rodman and his then-wife, Carmen Electra , were charged with misdemeanor battery after police were notified of a domestic disturbance.
The charges were dropped the next month. In December , Rodman was arrested for drunk driving and driving without a valid driver's license. In , he was arrested for interfering with police investigating a code violation at a restaurant he owned; the charges were eventually dropped.
In April , Rodman pleaded nolo contendere to drunk driving in Las Vegas. He received three years of probation and was ordered to undergo one year of domestic violence counseling as well as 45 hours of community service , which were to involve some physical labor activities.
On November 21, , Rodman was charged with causing a hit and run accident, lying to police, and driving without a license following an incident on Interstate 5 near Santa Ana, California , in July.
He was sentenced to three years of probation and 30 hours of community service. In January , Rodman was arrested for driving under the influence in Newport Beach.
He pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges and received three years of probation. Rodman disputed the account, claiming the owner told him "Dennis, get anything you want.
On July 24, , Rodman publicly endorsed Donald Trump's presidential campaign. That same month, Rodman sent out an endorsement tweet, stating, "Donald Trump has been a great friend for many years.
We don't need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump Presidential hopeful Trump had previously appeared together on Celebrity Apprentice.
In July , Rodman told Sports Illustrated : "My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries. Why it's been left to me to smooth things over, I don't know.
Dennis Rodman, of all people. Keeping us safe is really not my job; it's the black guy's [Obama's] job. But I'll tell you this: If I don't finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something's seriously wrong.
In December , Rodman announced that he would visit North Korea again. He also said that he has plans to take a number of former NBA players with him for an exhibition basketball tour.
The games were scheduled for January 8 Kim Jong-un's birthday and January 10, Smith , and four streetballers.
Among his entourage was Irish media personality Matt Cooper , who had interviewed Rodman a number of times on the radio. Rodman made comments on January 7, during a CNN interview implying that Kenneth Bae was at fault for his imprisonment.
The remarks were widely reported in other media outlets and provoked a storm of criticism. Two days later, Rodman apologized for his comments, saying that he had been drinking and under pressure.
He added that he "should know better than to make political statements". Some members of Congress, the NBA, and human rights groups suggested that Rodman had become a public relations stunt for the North Korean government.
He said that Rodman's rant raised awareness of his case and that he wanted to thank him for his expedited release.
The Department of the Treasury is reportedly investigating whether Rodman broke the law by bringing Kim Jong-un thousands of dollars in luxury gifts on his trip to North Korea.
On June 13, , Rodman returned to North Korea on what was initially described as a sports-related visit to the country. He met with national Olympic athletes and basketball players, viewed a men's basketball practice, and visited a state-run orphanage.
Rodman posted a video on Twitter that was recorded before he left for the visit in which he and his agent describe the mission of the trip.
Rodman added, "That's the main reason why we're going. We're trying to bring everything together. If not, at least we tried. Rodman's "hoops diplomacy" inspired the 20th Century Fox comedy Diplomats.
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