Where are They Now?

Pistons.com checks in on former Bad Boy Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman
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"The most unique player in the history of the NBA."
--Rodman's former coach Chuck Daly


NBA Career History
1986 - 1993 Detroit Pistons
1993 - 1994 San Antonio Spurs
1995 - 1997 Chicago Bulls
1998 - 1999 LA Lakers
1999 - 2000 Dallas Mavericks









It's no secret that former Piston Dennis Rodman has used up his "Bad Boy" status. From dating pop icon Madonna to marrying himself and then later marrying and divorcing MTV sex kitten Carmen Electra, Rodman has gone from famous Pistons Bad Boy to the infamous "Bad As I Wanna Be" Boy.

Pistons.com takes a look at Rodman's career post-Detroit. Take a look back at the fame and the shame of one of Detroit's most memorable basketball stars.

Where Are They Now? Dennis Rodman
Winter 2004 Currently starring in ABC's "Celebrity Mole: Yucatan"
January 16, 2004 ABA (American Basketball Association) debut with the Long Beach Jam
2003 Voice of Zack in Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball video game
Sept 26, 2002 Drove a car off a cliff in Fox’s Celebrity Daredevils
May 15, 2001 Police had to break up his 40th birthday party at his home in Newport Beach after receiving approximately 50 complaints about the noise. There were two rock bands, and 300 guests. The party was moved to his night club in the old Josh Slocum’s Restaurant.
2000 Appeared as “Randy ‘Turbo’ Kingston” in the movie Cutaway with Tom Berenger and Stephen Baldwin
Big Ben Gets the Worm?
Both well known for their various hair styles and their defensive prowress, Pistons Forward Ben Wallace and Dennis Rodman are more alike than one might think. While Wallace's manner off the court is more subdued, the numbers don't lie.

During the 2002-03 season, Wallace grabbed a league-leading 15.4 rebounds - the most since Dennis Rodman’s 15.0 rpg in 1997-98. Wallace grabbed 20-plus rebounds in five consecutive games (3/12 – 3/20), becoming the first player since Dennis Rodman (1995) to do so. Wallace's 18.8 rebounds per game during 14 games in March 2003 was the highest average for an NBA player in one month since Rodman averaged 18.2 rpg in 1997-98. Wallace also became the first Piston to grab 1,000-plus rebounds in three consecutive seasons since Dennis Rodman.

While Rodman was awarded back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year honors for the 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons, Wallace received the honor in consecutive seasons after the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons.

From 1991-1998, Rodman led the NBA in rebounding (15.0 rpg) for a record seven consecutive seasons. Wallace has led the league in rebounding for the last two seasons, and is one of four players in NBA history to lead the league in rebounds and blocks during the same season (01-02) - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1975-76, Bill Walton 1976-77 and Hakeem Olajuwon 1989-90.
Mar. 8, 2000 Waived by the Dallas Mavericks
Feb. 3, 2000 Signed as a free agent by the Dallas Mavericks
July, 1999 Series of 5 appearances on TNT's WCW Monday Nitro Live
April 16, 1999 Waived by the L.A. Lakers due to "irreconcilable differences"
April 6, 1999 Carmen Electra files for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences"
Feb. 23, 1999 Signed as a free agent by the L.A. Lakers
1999 Starred as weapon-dealer, “Simon”, in Simon Sez with comedian Dane Cook
1998 Bad As I Wanna Be: The Dennis Rodman Story, TV movie based on his biography was aired.
Nov 24, 1998 Attempted, unsuccessfully, to have marriage with Carmen Electra annulled, citing fraud and unsound mind.
Nov 14, 1998 Married Carmen Electra in a quickie Las Vegas wedding
July 5, 1998 Made guest appearance onstage with Pearl Jam at a Dallas show
March 1998 Awarded several "Razzies" for his work in the film Double Team:
  • Worst supporting actor
  • Worst screen couple (shared with costar Jean-Claude Van Damme)
  • Worst new star
  • 1997-98 Won NBA Championship with Chicago Bulls
    1997 Starred with Jean-Claude Van Damme as “Yaz” in action/thriller Double Team
    1997 Played “Deacon ‘Deke’ Reynolds” on Jerry Bruckheimer's TV series, Soldier of Fortune, Inc.
    March 1997 Signed on with WCW to fight as "The Worm." Scheduled to appear on PPV event with partner Hulk Hogan
    Sept. 22, 1996 Appeared as himself on Third Rock from the Sun in the “See Dick Continue to Run” episode.
    Aug. 21, 1996 Showed up at his book-signing as his own bride
    Aug 20, 1996 Announced that he would get married the next day
    1996 Host of MTV's Dennis Rodman's World Tour '96"
    1996 Cameo appearance in Eddie with Whoopi Goldberg
    1996-97 Won NBA Championship with Chicago Bulls, named NBA Rebounding Champion.
    1995-96 Won NBA Championship with Chicago Bulls, named to NBA All-Defensive First Team, named NBA Rebounding Champion.
    Oct. 2, 1995 Traded by the Spurs to the Chicago Bulls for Will Perdue on 10/2/95.
    1995 Named to NBA All-Defensive First Team; named NBA Rebounding Champion.
    1994 Dated Madonna
    1994 Named to NBA All-Defensive First Team; named NBA Rebounding Champion.
    Oct. 1, 1993 Traded By Detroit Pistons to San Antonio Spurs with Isaiah Morris for Sean Elliot and David Wood.
    1992-93 Named to NBA All-Defensive First Team; named NBA Rebounding Champion.
    1991-92 All-NBA Second Team, First team All-Defensive, NBA Rebound Champion, set the Pistons’ season rebound record with 1,530, highest number of rebounds in one game in Pistons’ History (34) on March 4, 1992
    1990-91 Won NBA Championship with Detroit Pistons, named Defensive Player of the Year, appeared in the NBA ALL-Star Game, First team NBA All-Defensive Team.
    1989-90 Won NBA Championship with Detroit Pistons, named Defensive Player of the Year, First team NBA All-Defensive Team, and appeared in the NBA All-Star Game.
    1986 Chosen as the 27th draft pick by the Pistons in the second round.
    1986 During pre-draft camps in 1986 in which Rodman plays horribly, Pistons trainer, Michael Abdenour discovers that Rodman suffers from numerous allergies that were affecting his play.