Dennis Rodman Net Worth, How did the former LA Lakers and Chicago Bulls player accumulate his wealth? Find out more interesting facts about Dennis Rodman Net Worth and his career.
About Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman is a former professional basketball player that played for top clubs in the NBA.
He was given the name ‘The Worm‘ as he is arguably the greatest defensive and rebounding forward in the history of basketball.
Dennis currently wrestles professionally on a part-time basis.
|Full Name:||Dennis Keith Rodman|
|Profession:||Actor, Wrestler, Former Basketball player|
|Date of Birth:||May 13, 1961|
|Net Worth:||$0.5 Million|
Dennis Rodman Early Life and Career
Dennis Keith Rodman was born on the 13th of May 1961 in Trenton, New Jersey to parents Shirley and Philander Rodman, Jr. who are war veterans.
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His parents had 47 children and he had no fatherly care as he didn’t see his father for over 30 years staying most with his mother.
Dennis grew up with two of his siblings in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas regarded as one of the poorest parts of the city.
However, as the only male in a house full of females, he became so attached to his mother that some may be referred to him as mommy’s boy.
Dennis studied at South Oak Cliff High School and later proceeded to Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The time he spent at home before gaining admission to college was the period he used to start his professional career.
He was so good at it that he had an average of 17.6 points and 13.3 rebounds. While at the university, he became the best rebounder in all of America’s tertiary institutions.
Dennis competed in various of the school tournament and won various awards which gathered him some attention from NBA clubs.
His career began in 1986 as he was drafted to the Detroit Pistons and began by playing but wasn’t a regular under coach Chuck Daly whose team went on to 1987 playoffs but lost to the Boston Celtics in an intense match.
After the match, he went on to make racist comments about Boston’s player Larry Bird which gathered him some criticisms.
Then in the next season, Dennis got more playing time due to his improved performance and the team went on to the NBA finals of 1988 but lost to the Los Angeles Lakers. Some felt that his performance was one of the reasons the pistons lost though such a statement is highly debatable.
With the transfer of Piston’s main defensive forward Rick Mahorn, Dennis Rodman became a regular from the 1989 season to 1993.
His first season as a regular witnessed an improvement in his performance and received an award for that. Rodman had his best spell at the Detroit Pistons during the 1991-1992 season when he broke record becoming the second player to have the highest rebound in the NBA history.
Dennis was also named in the NBA all-stars the first team. In 1992, his performance dropped drastically due to family issues and once contemplated suicide. With the departure of his mentor and coach Chuck Daly, he left for the San Antonio Spurs in 1993.
The addition of Rodman to the San Antonio Spurs team was like the final piece of the puzzle as the team already had star names like David Robinson, Dale Ellis, Willie Anderson, and Vinny Del Negro.
He didn’t meet the high expectations placed on him and as a result, his team lost to Utah Jazz in the playoffs in 1994.
Dennis left for the Chicago Bulls in 1995 coached by Phil Jackson. He had an outstanding season but it was cut short by injury.
In 1996, his team finally won the NBA finals beating Seattle Supersonic in just six games.
Dennis Rodman had his best individual career when he signed for the Los Angeles Lakers as he had a better defensive and rebound score. He has since retired from the game and was inducted into the basketball history.
Dennis Rodman Net Worth
As of 2019, Dennis Rodman Net Worth should be $25 million as he earned from his salary, endorsements worth millions and special allowance worth millions during his playing days.
But as of today, Dennis Rodman Net Worth is $0.5 Million.
The truth is that he lived a lavish life and spent lots of money. He was charged to court for owing close to a million dollars.
-He won the award for 5 times NBA champion ( 1989, 1990, 1996,1997, 1998 )
-Dennis also won the award for 2 times NBA All-Star(1990, 1992 )
-He won the award for 2 times All-NBA Third Team (1992, 1995 )
-The former basketball player won the award for 7 times the NBA All-Defensive First Team ( 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996 )
-He won the award for 2 times NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1990, 1991 )
NBA All-Defensive Second Team ( 1994 )
-Dennis Rodman won the award for 7 times NBA rebounding champion( 1992 –1998 )
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