Born on May 13, 1961, Dennis Keith Rodman is a former professional basketball player in the United States.
Childhood & Early Life
His father Shriley worked for the Air Force and participated in the Vietnam War. However, he left the family and settle in the Philippines after that.
After his father’s leave, Mr. Rodman grew up with his mother and two sisters namely Debra and Kim in Dallas. His mother Philander had to take up several jobs to make ends meet and bring up the three.
Rodman joined South Oak Cliff High School and could come in contact with the future basketball coach of Texas A&M. Gary Blair was a gym teacher of Rodman and a basketball coach of his sisters Debra and Kim.
While his sisters were talents, Rodman was considered as an average athlete and was always on the bench despite the participation in the list of the school team.
He was not chosen for the basketball team because the height of 5 feet 11 inches. Rodman was dropped from the football team.
Rodman hit the height of 6 feet 7 inches during the puberty. He then attended Cooke County College in Texas and soon outdid everyone on the basketball team. In the first semester, he gained the average of 17.6 points and 13.3 rebounds. However, he had to quit the college due to the poor academic performance.
Rodman participated in the Southeastern Oklahoma State University. In the three consecutive years, he became the NAIA All-American with an average of 25 points and about 16 bonds per game.
He even won the Most Valuable Player awards at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, which is described as a pre-draft camp for those who want to pursue the professional basketball.
Rodman married to Annie Bakes and had a daughter Alexis in 1988. They separated in early 1990. Rodman then married the second wife Carmen Electra in November 1998. However, the model cum actress filed for divorce the following year.
He then married to Moyer in 2003 after having two kids. However, the marriage could not last for a long time as his wife filed for divorce in 2004.