Dennis Rodman is probably the wildest athlete in sports history. From his crazy hair colors to his eccentric tattoos and piercings, Rodman always stood out despite playing with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
During his NBA career, Dennis Rodman dated Madonna and Carmen Electra. He also slept with multiple women on the United Center floor.
Dennis Rodman is one of the best rebounders in NBA history
The Detroit Pistons drafted Dennis Rodman with the 27th overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft out of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The big man played seven seasons in Detroit and averaged 8.8 points and 11.5 rebounds.
With the Pistons, Rodman won two titles and made two All-Star teams. He also won back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year Awards in 1990 and 1991.
After two troubling years with the San Antonio Spurs, Rodman was traded to the Chicago Bulls in October of 1995. He joined Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, two players he got into multiple fights with when he was on the Pistons.
Many people thought Rodman wouldn’t mesh well with Jordan and Pippen, but boy, were they wrong. The Bulls won three straight titles after acquiring Rodman. The Worm is one of the best rebounders in NBA history and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.
Along with being a great NBA player, Dennis Rodman was a huge ladies man. Most people remember Rodman dating Madonna and Carmen Electra, but some fans may forget or not know that Dennis the Menace used to sleep with women on the United Center floor.
Dennis Rodman slept with Bulls cheerleaders
Dennis Rodman used to sleep with women on the United Center floor back when he was playing for the Bulls. The Hall of Famer even had sex with a few Bulls cheerleaders.
What’s funny about this story is that the United Center security didn’t stop Rodman from using the court Michael Jordan dominated on to sleep with the cheerleaders. The perks of being Rodman were on full display back in the day.
In three seasons with the Bulls, Dennis Rodman averaged 5.2 points and 15.3 rebounds. Who knows how many women he slept with during his Chicago career, but the number is probably very high.
Rodzilla was one of the smartest players Michael Jordan played with
In the Last Dance docuseries, Michael Jordan said Dennis Rodman was one of the smartest players he played with. Rodman understood defensive coverages better than anyone and had no limit on that end of the floor.
With the Pistons, Spurs, Bulls, LA Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks, Rodman averaged 7.3 points and 13.1 rebounds in 911 games while shooting 52.1% from the field. He won five NBA championships and is regarded as one of the best all-around defenders in league history.
Dennis Rodman had to let loose off the court and party. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have played well for the Bulls. Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson knew this, which is why they rarely bothered Rodman during his personal time as long as the forward was ready to play and contributed at a high level.
Stats courtesy of Basketball Reference.