Dennis Rodman is a retired NBA player who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was nicknamed "Dennis the Menace" and "The Worm" and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding ability. Playing small forward in his early years before becoming a power forward, Rodman earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times and was voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice. Rodman also led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA Championships.
Apart from basketball, Rodman is a part-time professional wrestler as well as a restaurateur. He had his own TV show "The Rodman World Tour" and had lead roles in the action films "Simon Sez" and "Double Team" alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme. Rodman was the winner of the $222,000 main prize on the 2005 edition of "The Celebrity Mole." Additionally, he participated in the U.K. "Celebrity Big Brother" and hosted "Geek to Freak" on Mark Cuban's HDNet. He is a long-time vegetarian, and in 2005, he became the first man (and the first sports star) to pose (naked) for PETA's advertisement campaign "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur." Rodman will be playing for the charity, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of New Orleans.
Dennis Rodman Dennis' charity is the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) New Orleans g
PERSONAL CONNECTION: Dennis had a troubled youth, growing up in a broken home and having brushes with the law. As a child, he often felt misunderstood, confused and lost. Dennis chose CASA New Orleans as his charity because he sees his own childhood mirrored in the lives of the children that CASA New Orleans now serves. Their goal is to ensure that each child who appears before the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court in abuse and neglect proceedings has a safe, permanent and nurturing home.