Dennis Rodman took center stage for on the Last Dance, Chicago Bulls documentary on Sunday night. The polarizing, defensive and rebounding savant had a distinctive impact on the Bulls organization during his three years with the team, and as we learned on Sunday, his presence was a major positive and distraction at times.
Here’s a breakdown of what Rodman is up to these days.
Dennis Rodman’s Birthday, Age and Siblings
Rodman was born in Trenton, New Jersey on May 13, 1961. He will be 59 years old next month. He is the son of Shirley and Philander Rodman. The latter has several children with the definitive number of Rodman’s siblings unknown. Rodman once stated he has a total of 47 siblings with the majority of them coming from his father who left him and his mother when he was very young.
An article published in 1996 suggests Rodman’s father had 27 children. Later, perhaps after fathering two more children, Rodman’s dad said he had 29 kids. Whatever the exact number, it’s safe to say, Dennis has a lot of brothers and sisters.
Dennis Rodman’s Career and Stats
Rodman’s career in the NBA began in the 1986-87 season when he was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the 1986 NBA Draft out of SE Oklahoma. Rodman played 14 years in the NBA for five different teams.
He spent seven seasons with the Pistons, three with the Bulls, two with the San Antonio Spurs, one with the Los Angeles Lakers and another with the Dallas Mavericks.
Rodman led the NBA in rebounding seven times in a row from 1991-92 to 1997-98. He also won two Defensive Player of the Year awards, made two All-Star teams, two All-NBA teams, eight All-Defensive teams, and won five NBA Championships.
Dennis Rodman’s Hall of Fame Status
In 2011, Rodman was inducted to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Rodman went into the Hall with Teresa Edwards, former Bull Artis Gilmore, Herb Magee, Chris Mullin, Arvydas Sabonis, Tom Sanders, Goose Tatum, Tara VanDerveer, and former Bulls assistant coach Tex Winter–the author of the Triangle offense which got a lot of attention during the second night of the Last Dance documentary.
Dennis Rodman’s Current Team Affiliation
Despite his all-time greatness and Hall-of-Fame induction, Rodman’s isn’t currently affiliated with an NBA team in any capacity. Many greats with a comparable resume are working in at least an advisory role, or as an assistant coach, but not Rodman.
Dennis Rodman on Twitter
Rodman’s Twitter handle is @dennisrodman.
He doesn’t tweet often, but on the day Kobe Bryant passed away, Rodman did post this message and tribute to the fallen NBA great.
Dennis Rodman on Instagram
Rodman is far more active on Instagram than on Twitter.
You can clearly see his celebrity still shines brightly as he has multiple images on his account with prominent people such as Mike Tyson, Mario Lopez, and others. His latest post highlights his son and daughter who are demonstrating their athletic talents while in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic: