The name Trinity Rodman is derived from one of the most well-known and notorious sports figures in American history. The star of the US Women’s National Team at age 21 has always wanted to “own” the name that appears on the back of her jersey, though.
Dennis Rodman, a legend in the NBA, is Rodman’s father. The tireless defender and rebounder won five NBA championships during his Hall of Fame basketball career, two with Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls and three with the “Bad Boy” Detroit Pistons.
Dennis Rodman, who is he?
American former professional basketball player Dennis Keith Rodman was born on May 13, 1961. According to his bio on the NBA’s official website, he is “arguably the best rebounding forward in NBA history.”
He is renowned for his forceful rebounding and defense. He was referred to as “the Worm” and played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Before switching to power forward, Rodman played small forward in his early years of the NBA.
He received two Defensive Player of the Year awards and was selected seven times to the NBA All-Defensive First Team. Along with winning five NBA titles, he also established a record by leading the NBA in rebounds per game for seven straight years.
On April 1, 2011, the Pistons retired Rodman’s No. 10 jersey, and he was later admitted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In October 2021, Rodman was selected for the NBA 75th Anniversary Team, confirming his status as one of the best players in league history.
Rodman was quiet and reserved as a young child and had a troubled life. After failing a suicide attempt in 1993, he reinvented himself as a “bad boy” and gained notoriety for a number of controversial actions. He frequently dyed his hair in unnatural colors, had numerous tattoos and piercings, and frequently engaged in altercations with opposing players and officials to cause disruptions during games.
He garnered attention by donning a wedding gown in 1996 while promoting his autobiography Bad as I Wanna Be. Rodman was briefly married to actress Carmen Electra and had a public relationship with Madonna. 2013 brought Rodman international attention as a result of his visits to North Korea and subsequent friendship with Kim Jong Un.
In addition to being a former professional basketball player, Rodman also has experience in professional wrestling, including competing against Hulk Hogan in the main event of two Bash at the Beach pay-per-views and being a member of the nWo. In the annals of professional wrestling, Rodman was the inaugural champion of the Celebrity Championship Wrestling.
He has his own television program called The Rodman World Tour and has acted in the action films Double Team (1997) and Simon Sez (1999). The first earned Rodman three Razzie Awards and both films received unfavorable reviews. He took part in several reality TV programs, and in 2004 he took home the Celebrity Mole competition’s top prize of $222,000.
Rodman has been married three times. Between 1992 and 1993, he was married to Annie Bakes for two years. From 1998 to 1999, his second marriage to Carmen Electra lasted just two years. Rodman’s third wife, Michelle Moyer, and he divorced in 2012 after a difficult marriage. The couple’s two children, Trinity and Dennis Rodman Jr., were born while they were married to Michelle.
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