Dennis Rodman is a well-known NBA player who has won several championships. He has seen many ups and downs in his life. There are some shocking facts about Dennis Rodman that may surprise you.
His relationship with Madonna
Dennis had the chance to be with one of the most beautiful singers in 1994. Madonna and the retired professional basketball player had a purely sexual relationship. They both were very open about their love life and Dennis even claimed that he managed to take the singer back to the bed the same night he met her for the first time. He further mentioned in his autobiography that they were soul mates. He called the queen of pop “Tita” instead of Madonna.
He tried to commit suicide
We have heard about a number of famous celebs who tried to end their lives due to depression and anxiety. Back in 1993, Dennis attempted to commit suicide due to the high level of depression, but thanks of NBA reporter Craig Sager who saved the player’s life. Rodman had disappeared and people thought that he may have ended his life. Craig found him when he was about to shoot himself. It was the NBA’s beloved reporter who brought him out of the situation and convinced him to leave the gun.
He is the oldest of 46 siblings
You will surely surprise to learn that the NBA player claimed that he had 46 siblings.However, his father denied the claimed and said that he had 29 kids and not 47. Rodman grew up with his two sisters when his father left them. According to the player, if he was not the basketball player, then he would either have been prisoned or dead.
His stance on Black and white players
Rodman believes that a black player treats his game as a war while a white player takes it as a game. He also made a claim once that Larry Bird got media attention just because he was white. The player’s argument was reinforced by his teammate Isaiah Thomas who said that Larry is a good player without any doubt, but he would be another guy if he was black.
He was a wrestler too
Wrestling is Rodman’s favorite hobby. When he was suspended from NBA in 1997, he decided to go for professional wrestling. The player first appeared alongside Hulk Hogan and helped him to win World Heavyweight Championship.
Good terms with Kim Jong-Un
The NBA player also established good relations with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. It was back in 2013 when Rodman visited North Korea to host basketball exhibitions and met Kim. After his visit, Dennis called the Korean leader “a friend for life”.