Dennis Rodman
Dennis Keith Rodman is a retired American
United States
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 Hall of Fame professional basketball
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 player of the National Basketball Association
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's (NBA) Detroit Pistons
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, San Antonio Spurs
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, Chicago Bulls
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, Los Angeles Lakers
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 and Dallas Mavericks
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. Born in Trenton, New Jersey
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, he was nicknamed "Dennis the Menace" and "The Worm" and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding
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 abilities. Playing small forward
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 in his early years before becoming a power forward
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, Rodman earned NBA All-Defensive First Team
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 honors seven times and was voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year
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 twice. He also led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA championships (1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998).

Fifty percent of life in the NBA is sex. The other fifty percent is money.

I've been homeless. I've worked at 7-Eleven. I'm a real person, with real experiences, not some image that somebody in the NBA office created.

When you talk about race in basketball, the whole thing is simple: a black player knows he can go out on the court and kick a white player's ass.

How much do you really want to win when you have as much money, attention, and fame as Shaquille O'Neal does?

I banged 50,000 chicks. And 4 dudes.

White women get into relationships with black men because they think the sex is going to be better.

As long as I play ball, I can get any woman I want. But there's no scoreboard in my bedroom. Wilt Chamberlain lied when he said he had 20,000 women. Wilt should open his own sperm bank.

I can go out to a salon and have my nails painted pink, and then go out and play in the NBA, on national television, with pink nails.

I wanted to be white because I was black, and black was never the right color.

I see Chris Dudley, Derrick Coleman, Dale Davis, and Anthony Mason making huge money, and I see injustice. Who buys a ticket to see these guys play?