Grew nearly a foot after graduating high school at five-foot-nine, leading to his first playing time in organized basketball at age 19.
Nicknamed "Worm" for the way he moved while playing pinball as a teenager in Dallas .
Played on five different NBA championship teams between the Detroit Pistons (1989, 1990) and Chicago Bulls (1996-98).
Named NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1990 and 1991, beginning a string of eight straight All-Defensive Team awards (seven first team, one second team).
Collected 1530 rebounds in 1991-92 season, the most since Wilt Chamberlain in 1971-72. Rodman's 18.7 per-game average gave him the first of seven consecutive NBA rebounding titles.
Dabbled in pro wrestling and acting (Double Team, Simon Sez, Cutaway) immediately following his NBA career, while also briefly returning to the court in the ABA, Finland and United Kingdom.
Appeared in numerous reality television shows, including Celebrity Mole Yucatan (2004, he won the $222,000 top prize), Celebrity Big Brother (2006), Celebrity Apprentice (2009), Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew (2009) and its spin-off, Sober House.
Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in the Class of 2011.
Carmen Electra — Ex-wife
Debra — Sister
Philander Rodman III — Half Brother
Alexis — Daughter
Kim — Sister
Shirley Rodman — Mother
D.J. Rodman — Son
Trinity Rodman — Daughter
Philander Rodman Jr. — Father
Annie Bakes — Ex-wife
Michelle Moyer — Ex-wife
Attended Cooke County College, Gainesville, Texas, United States; Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma, United States
Birth Name: Dennis Keith Rodman
Birth Place: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Profession: Former NBA player, Actor, Reality cast member