Nicknamed “The worm” by his fans, Dennis Rodman is a retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The five-time NBA champion Dennis Rodman has played for different professional clubs like Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, and the Los Angeles Lakers. The American international has established himself as one of the best power forward (small forward in his early career) to play the basketball in the NBA.
Rodman has established himself as one of the best in his position after his selection through the twenty-seventh overall pick of the 1986 NBL draft.
Rodman was very good at the rebounds which made him pillar for every NBL team he has played. He is a generational talent with quality skills, which have helped him earn many titles and honors, like winning the NBA championship five times. Rodman is considered one of the greatest basketball players due to his intelligence and versatility during the game. This biography on NBA star Dennis Rodman covers some of the important moments from his early life to date.
Dennis Rodman: Biography
|Full name||Dennis Keith Rodman|
|Nickname||Nicknamed “The Bad Boy”, by his fans worldwide|
|Date of birth||13th May, 1961|
|Birthplace||New Jersey, United States of America (USA)|
|Age||60 years old|
|Father’s name||Philander Rodman|
|Mother’s name||Shirley Rodman|
|Siblings||Two sisters only|
|Brother’s/Sister’s name||Two sisters named Debra Rodman and Kim Rodman|
|Height||6.7 feet (2.01 m)|
|Weight||103 Kg (228 pounds)|
|Body measurement||Chest- 45 inches Waist- 36 inches Biceps: 16 inches|
|Body type||Athletic body|
|Eye color||Dark brown color|
|Hair color||Black color|
|Shoe size||14 (US)|
|Wife/girlfriend/ex-wife||Annie Bakes, Carmen Electra, Michelle Moyer (All divorced)|
|Children||Two daughters and a son|
|Children name||Two daughters Alexis Caitlyn and Trinity Rodman and a son Dennis junior (D.J)|
|Net worth||Around 500K dollars|
|Profession||Former basketball player|
|Social media presence||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram|
|Source of Income||Salary, Bonus, Merchandise, and Endorsement deals|
|Last Updated||May 2022|
The American Basketball star was born to a lovely couple, Shirley Rodman and Philander Rodman, a former American Air force veteran. He also has two sisters named Debra Rodman and Kim Rodman. Growing up in poverty, he was very passionate about basketball from his early childhood. His father was almost absent from his life, leaving his mother, Shirley Rodman, to care for him and his two sisters.
As per his parents, he would often play on the playground with his friends during his early childhood. The generational talent has achieved immense success in playing for many NFL clubs throughout his career.
American International basketball player Rodman played brilliantly throughout his school days when he got admission to Southeastern Oklahoma State. His brilliant form throughout his career has even rewarded him with several awards and honors, like the winner of the NBA championship five times and the IBM award winner.
The team he started his NBA career, Detroit Pistons, has even retired the number 10 jersey in his honor. Dennis Rodman is considered one of the finest attackers to play this sport due to his jumping ability, intelligence, leadership quality, and versatility during the game.
Dennis Rodman Age, Height, Weight, and Body Measurement
According to his birth date, 13th May 1961, Rodman is currently 61 years old, and he is retired from professional basketball. He is an American international and was born in New Jersey, USA. He is a Christian by religion, and his Zodiac sign is Taurus. Dennis fell in love with basketball in his early childhood.
Delighted by his talent, he caught the eyes of the coach and scouts even in his high school days. Since then, he has been playing at a high level, making him one of the best players ever to play this sport.
He is a massive height player standing at 6.7 feet. Rodman has evenly matched weight for his body, as he weighs around 228 pounds (103 kilograms) at normal. He has utterly brown-dark eye color and black color hair.
Dennis has been professional in his 13 years long NBA career and still takes good care of his body, training, and diet. He has a chest span of 45 inches and a waist of 36 inches. Likewise, Denis Rodman’s athletic biceps measure 16 inches and wear a shoe size of 14 (US).
Dennis Rodman Net Worth and Salary
As per multiple sources, American International Dennis Rodman is worth less than one million dollars (As of April 2022). The five-time NBA champion Dennis Rodman has played for different professional clubs like Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, and the Los Angeles Lakers.
He has earned a lot throughout his career with different clubs in terms of salary and bonus. He may also have other sources of income like investments and other properties. To date, the major part of his income constitutes an endorsement, sponsorship, merchandise, signed shirts, etc. When he made a contract with the Chicago Bulls, he earned his peak salary of around 16 million dollars.
However, his net worth in 2022 is estimated to be approximately 500k dollars only. Rodman even said that he could not bear the child support of the children born to his ex-wife.
Who is Dennis Rodman Wife?
Dennis Rodman has been married three times to different women, while he remained divorced in 2021. The names of his ex-wives are Annie Bakes, Carmen Electra, and Michelle Moyer (All divorced). He married Annie Bakes in 1992, and he has a daughter with her, Alexis Caitlyn. Likewise, he married his second wife in 1998. However, both got separated after a divorce.
Rodman married Michelle Moyer in 1999, with whom he had a son and a daughter named Dennis Junior and Trinity Rodman. Rodman is, however, divorced from Moyer too. Their son and daughter play basketball and football at their college.
Style of play and playing position
The five-time NBA champion is a retired professional American basketball player who played for several NBL clubs. American international Rodman is one of the generational talents in this sport. He is one of the best power forward and small forward in American basketball, making him one of the best players to play this sport. He plays excellently even at other positions.
\Growing up in New Jersey, he was very passionate about basketball from his early childhood. His excellent form throughout his 20-year-old basketball career has earned him honors as the winner of the NBA championship five times and the IBM award winner.
He had excellent running skills and offensive and defensive attributes in his prime career, making him one of the most versatile players. Since his debut in NBA, he has played at the highest level, making him one of the best players in this sport.
Dennis Rodman Instagram
Rodman is very active on social media like Twitter and Instagram. He keeps updating the fans about his holidays, vacations, and announcements. His Ex-wives are former models and TV personalities who have a huge fan following worldwide.
Instagram: 1.9 million followers
Twitter: 459k followers
- He was initially left out of the men’s basketball team in his school as he was smaller in height compared to his teammates.
- He even tried his luck in the football team of his school, but the coach was not convinced.
- At first he got admission to Cooke county school, however he got transferred to Southern Oklahoma state university.
- At Southern Oklahoma University, he played very well for three successive seasons, which caught the eyes of his coaches and scouts.
Basketball career and paying stats (Playing from 1986-2006)
- Dennis Rodman was selected by NBL club Detroit Pistons through the twenty-seventh overall pick of the 1986 NBL draft in a deal worth around 75,000 dollars.
- Later he extended his contract with Pistons for two more years in a deal worth around $ 750,000.
- In the 1999 season, his team won the NBA championship by defeating Lakers, where he was solid throughout whole season games.
- He won NBA championship with Pistons nest year as well which helped him earn the NBA defensive player of the year.
- In 1993 he was traded to San Antonio Spurs, where he earned around five million dollars in salary playing for just two seasons.
- His prime career started with the Chicago bulls when he moved to the club in 1995.
- He went on to win three successive NBA championship with his new club, before being released by the Chicago bulls,
- In 1999, he made one year deal with the Lakers while his sister acted as his agent, he earned around 1 million dollars in salary.
- After the year 2000, he got engaged on other sports like wrestling, before finally playing basketball for a few years in the club like Torpan Pojat, Orange County Crush, and Tijuana Dragons.
Awards and Achievements
- Five times NBA champion
- Two times All-NBA Third Team
- Two times NBA Defensive Player of the Year
- Seven times NBA All-Defensive First Team
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team in the year 1994
- Seven times NBA rebounding champion
- IBM Award winner for the year 1992
- His jersey number, No. 10 was retired by his former club Detroit Pistons
- Three times NAIA All-American award winner