DENNIS RODMAN missed apply through the 1998 NBA Finals with a view to participate in a WWE present alongside Hulk Hogan.
The American performed a key function within the star-studded Chicago Bulls aspect that includes Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
However the day after sport three within the season-defining collection, with the Bulls holding a treasured 2-1 lead over the Utah Jazz, Rodman jetted off to Michigan to report a WCW Nitro present with Hulk Hogan.
Such eccentric behaviour would have been jaw-dropping from most gamers, however coach Phil Jackson knew that he needed to indulge his vibrant 6ft 7in star to get the very best out of him.
Rodman, now 59, had recurrently risked harm by showing on WCW on the time – and even had a rivalry with Jazz star Karl Malone.
And on The Final Dance, the hit ten-part Netflix collection documenting Jordan’s profession, Rodman shed some gentle on the weird state of affairs.
I used to be simply making an attempt to play basketball, occasion, da, da, da, da. F*** all the women. Simply be me. Dennis s**t, you realize.
He mentioned: “I wasn’t making an attempt to do something.
“I used to be simply making an attempt to play basketball, occasion, da, da, da, da. F*** all the women. Simply be me. Dennis s**t, you realize.”
In surreal scenes, Rodman could be seen beating on Diamond Dallas Web page with a metal chair.
He continued: “I believe Phil [Jackson] realised that I wanted to all the time do me, simply go do what I do. They’re gonna get 100 per cent after I’m on the court docket.”
And amazingly, the Bulls went on to win the championship, taking it 4-2 in sport six.
Rodman himself contributed enormously – posting a series-high 50 rebounds throughout the six video games.
Having defeated Malone on the court docket, Rodman then confronted him once more that summer season, this time within the ring alongside Hogan – together with his Jazz rival teaming up with Web page.
And for a second time that yr, Rodman reigned victorious.
He additionally engaged in high-profile relationships on the time with Madonna and Carmen Electra – and lately he has buddied up with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.