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Dennis Rodman

Basketball Player

Born: 13 May 1961
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey
Best known as:

The freaky former NBA star with the funny hair colors

A fierce rebounder, Dennis Rodman played alongside Michael Jordan on three championship Chicago Bulls teams in the 1990s. Yet he was better known for his eccentric and attention-hunting behavior, especially his habit of changing hair colors weekly or daily. The same traits made him a media darling: Rodman was paired with Jean Claude van Damme in the movie Double Team (1997) and wrote the best-selling book Bad As I Wanna Be. In 1998 he married actress Carmen Electra, a union which ended the next year. Rodman played with the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks before finally dropping out of the league in 2000. An attempt at a comeback in 2005 didn't work out, and by 2012 his attorney was publicly calling him "broke" and "sick," with very little marketability as an athlete or celebrity.

Extra credit:

Rodman's nickname is "The Worm."

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