The 11 Reasons Why Dennis Rodman is ‘The Man’
A Basketball Hall of Famer and one of the most interesting athletes to ever suit-up, former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman has seemingly seen and done it all during his lifetime.
From winning titles to dyeing his hair, and finally, to visiting North Korea’s Kim Jung-un, “The Worm” is about as outlandish a person as anyone we’ve ever seen—famous or not.
And while Rodman might be one strange bird in the eye’s of many, I’m actually giving you 10 reasons why he should be considered a patriarch and a bro who all bros should strive to be one day—well, except for that whole wearing a wedding dress thing.
Let’s raise a toast to Dennis Rodman, a man who never seems to disappoint!
11. He Showed Up Wearing a Wedding Dress to His Book Signing
As mentioned above, Dennis Rodman might have done plenty of things to prove he’s a bro king, but this isn’t really one any of us should duplicate.
Still, it’s a badass move for someone who, for all intents and purposes, was expected to do crazy, fucking things.
I mean, shit, the dude was promoting a book entitled Bad As I Wanna Be, so what better way to get free pub than to show up wearing a wedding dress while signing copies?
“The Worm” knew how to get attention, and donning some lipstick and looking as if he was about to walk down the aisle just so happened to be one of his boldest—and ballsiest—tricks.
10. The Rodman World Tour
This isn’t to be confused with all of those bands that go on world tours to play gigs, but a reminder that MTV, back in 1996, gave Dennis Rodman his very own reality talk show, The Rodman World Tour.
In the form of, well, every fucking show on television these days, cameras followed the baller around and featured him in a number of different odd-ball situations.
Sure, Shaquille O’Neal might have Shaqtin’ a Fool these days, but, it appears that, “The Worm” was the one who started the whole athlete-reality trend.
All hail Lord Rodman.
9. He Shares a Birthday With Stevie Wonder
I don’t care how much of a badass you think that you are, if you don’t like legendary musician Stevie Wonder, there’s something seriously wrong with your ass. Sure, neither of these two Hall of Fame entertainers really had the choice to be popped out of their mom’s you know what on a specific day, but seeing how they did it on the same date has to be worth something, right?
Actually, don’t answer that, because I just declared that it is, in fact, worth something.
8. He Plays Fitness Video Games with The ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair
It takes cajones to face off against the former wrestling champion. ‘Nuff said.
7. His Hairstyles
Just take a look at the number of different looks that Rodman sported during his playing career and you decide why the dude is the fucking man.
Anyone who can pull off these types of styles, win titles with Michael Jordan and date hot chicks deserves a spot in the Life Hall of Fame, in my personal opinion.
6. Rodman Starred in Double Team with Jean-Claude Van Damme
It was nowhere near Oscar-worthy, but the movie Double Team that Rodman starred in opposite action legend Jean-Claude Van Damme is worth a good laugh or two.
Rather than blabber on about the epic shit that this movie had, here’s the final scene to watch a few times, which should give you an idea of how fucking incredible the entire 93 minutes had to be.
So if you ever wondered what happens when you blend some Rodman in with Van Damme and a splash of Mickey Rourke, this is it.
5. Donald Trump Adores the Dude
Donald Trump is one of the richest and most powerful men on the planet, so when he feeds you a compliment, that’s usually a very good thing.
And for Dennis Rodman, he got one on live TV.
Not only did “The Donald” talk about his praise for Rodman during the filming of Celebrity Apprentice a few years back, but Trump talked about Dennis’ trip to North Korea as being a, “smart idea,” adding that the former hooper might be, “a better option than what we have,” in terms of being an ambassador in trying to make peace with the nation.
That’s fucking dope ass shit, right there.
4. He Stepped into the Ring with Legendary Wrestler Ric Flair (Sort Of)
OK, so two of the most bro people on the planet didn’t exactly put on spandex outfits and get all greased up in an actual wrestling ring, but the two entertainers went mano a mano in a video game, going up against one another in the video game Shape Up on Xbox One, which is about the greatest thing I’ve seen in a long, long time.
3. He Actually Stepped into the Ring With Fellow NBA Hall of Famer, Karl Malone
You know what? I actually retract my last statement that the Rodman-Ric Flair showdown was the greatest thing I’ve ever seen, because the actual wresting match that pinned basketball Hall of Famers Rodman and Karl Malone against one another is just about as epic as it gets.
Following two-straight NBA Finals trips where Rodman’s Chicago Bulls defeated Malone’s Utah Jazz—which included a few mini wrestling moves itself—the two wanted to settle the score once and for all.
Thankfully, the good folks at WCW made sure it happened, pitting “The Worm” and “The Mailman” in a tag-team match with Hollywood Hogan and Diamond Dallas Page in the Bash at the Beach in 1998.
If any of you out there are doubting Rodman as being dope as fuck, just watch the video of this match.
2. He Banged Carmen Electra
I don’t give one shit that former Baywatch babe Carmen Electra is 42 years old; have you seen that body she still has intact? Yeah, it’s fucking insane.
So, even though Rodman was “only” married to the hottie for a few months, one can never take away the fact that he had the sexy Electra all to himself for that period of time, no doubt, doing some things that all us dudes have only dreamt about.
Hell, even Electra said that their marriage was, “very passionate,” making me just assumed that the two did the good deed at least three times a day—but who knows, it could have been even more frequent.
1. He Was the Unofficial U.S. Ambassador to North Korea
While the rest of the world sits on pins and needles worrying about what North Korean leader Kim Jung-un may or may not do with all of his power and, alleged, weapons of mass destruction, one dude on this planet seems to make the guy smile—yep, Dennis Rodman.
Rather than fear for his life, Rodman accepted a request from Jung-un on a few occasions, making the trip to North Korea to host an exhibition hoops game with one of the craziest dudes on the planet.
What were his impressions? Rodman actually called his new buddy a, “friend for life,” suggesting that U.S. President Barack Obama pick up the phone and talk to him because they’re both such big hoops fans.
Helping two world leaders try and fix problems between them? Yeah, it doesn’t get much more badass than that shit.