Dennis Rodman Through the Years

Dennis Rodman is a world-renowned basketball player who's been making headlines recently for his weird and wacky appearances, from North Korea, to Rome, to Donald Trump's boardroom.

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Dennis Rodman sings Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seated above in the stands, before an exhibition basketball game at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Rodman, Charles D. Smith and six other former NBA players are in North Korea took part in an exhibition game on the birthday of Kim Jong Un, the country's young leader.
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Flamboyant basketball star Dennis Rodman became angry and lashed out at CNN's Chris Cuomo Tuesday morning when the host raised the subject of U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae, who's been detained in North Korea for more than a year.
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Dennis Rodman cheers after a fellow U.S. basketball player makes a jump shot during a practice session with North Korean players in Pyongyang, North Korea on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Rodman came to the North Korean capital with a squad of U.S. basketball stars for an exhibition game on Jan. 8, the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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In a spate of recent appearances everywhere from North Korea, to Donald Trump's boardroom, to the Vatican, former US basketball star Dennis Rodman has been making a comeback. Click to see more of Dennis Rodman through the years.
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Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman speaks to the media as he enters the Koryo Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Rodman arrived to the North Korean capital to help train the national team and renew his friendship with the North's young leader, Kim Jong Un.
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Dennis Rodman poses with a bottle of his new Bad Ass Vodka label after a launch party Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Chicago.
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Rodman arrives at Pyongyang airport, North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Rodman landed in North Korea on Tuesday for what he called a trip to hang out with authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, have a good time and bridge some cultural gaps — but not to be a diplomat.
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Rodman made an appearance with Lisa Pliner backstage before a group runway show on Day 5 of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014.
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A self proclaimed "kid at heart," Rodman's new children's book "Dennis The Wild Bull" was published in February 2013.
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Officially retired from professional basketball in 2000, Rodman's basketball career includes 5 NBCA Championship rings and was dubbed NBA leader in rebounds seven years in a row (1992-1998).
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Rodman was allegedly ordered to pay upwards of $800,000 for child support and alimony in 2012.
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Rodman, dressed in a flamboyant suit jacket covered in bills, speaks to ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos about his visit to North Korea. The NBA Hall of Fame star became the first American known to meet Kim Jong Un. “I don’t condone what he does, but he’s my friend,” Rodman said of Kim.
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Rodman visited the Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang in North Korea March 1, 2013. Ending his unexpected round of basketball diplomacy in North Korea on Friday, ex-NBA star Rodman called leader Kim Jong Un an "awesome guy" and said he hoped to vacation with the leader later this year.
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Upon his visit to North Korea, Rodman tweeted "I'm not a politician. Kim Jung Un and North Korean people are basketball fans. I love everyone Period. End of Story."
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The NBA star's 2013 visit and cordial talks with Kim Jong Un made Rodman an unlikely ambassador for sports diplomacy at a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.
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On December 18, 2011 Rodman sported face paint to a US Pro-ball Legend Asia Tour 2011 match at the Cotai Arena, Macao. "The Worm" played alongside former NBA stars like Scottie Pippen, Gary Payton and Cliff Robinson.
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The NBA star was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on August 12, 2011. Choking up during his emotional speech, Rodman thanked his coaches, apologized to his family for his shortcomings, and the NBA community "to even just have me in the building."
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Dennis Rodman joined the Season 8 cast of "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice," in 2008 along with Trace Adkins, Gary Busey, Lil Jon, and Stephen Baldwin. He was eliminated after the fifth task and was named an All-Star.
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Rodman tried his hand at acting in two critically panned films, "Simon Sez" and "Double Team," earning him a Razzie. He showed off his intriguing sense of humor at his 50th birthday party, pictured here.
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Rodman dressed up during a signing of "I Should be Dead by Now" at Borders in New York City on November 10, 2005. Rodman added to his four published works this year with his new children's book, "Dennis the Wild Bull."
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In the early 2000s, Rodman was plagued with charges of drunk driving and domestic violence. He was arrested on multiple occasions and eventually served three years of probation on a 2008 charge of misdemeanor spousal battery. The legendary NBA bad boy is also notorious for his elaborate style and hair, as shown here.
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Rodman married model and actress Carmen Electra in 1998. The marriage was short lived and lasted less than six months. Rodman is also rumored to have had a short affair with singing sensation, Madonna.
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Perhaps you didn't know, Dennis "Impostor Sting" Rodman made his wrestling debut in March 1997, teaming up with professional wrestler "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan. Together they fought at two Bash at the Beach events and Rodman went on to win the first ever Celebrity Championship Wrestling tournament in 2008.
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Rodman, best known for his fierce defense and stellar rebounding, signed with the Chicago Bulls in 1995 and played with them for three years until he signed with the L.A. Lakers in 1998. Here, Rodman goes up for two during a game against the Orlando Magic at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
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Rodman was picked up by the Detroit Piston's at Number 3 of round 2 in the 1986 NBCA draft, coming from SE Oklahoma State. He continued to play for the Pistons for seven years until he signed with the San Antonio Spurs in 1993.
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Dennis Rodman and Michael Jordan led the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls to become the first team to win 70 regular season games, finishing first overall in their division, conference, and win the NBA Championships. They finished the season with a record of 72-10 and won their fourth NBA title within six seasons.
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