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23 Dennis Rodman Quotes (BAD AS I WANNA BE)

Top 10 Most Famous Dennis Rodman Quotes on Life and Basketball

There's one thing everyone should understand: I like my character.
There’s one thing everyone should understand: I like my character.
Don't let what other people think decide who you are.
Don’t let what other people think decide who you are.
A player dreams of being a superstar, but he doesn't want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph.
A player dreams of being a superstar, but he doesn’t want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph.
I can score 20 points if I want to, but that's not my desire.
I can score 20 points if I want to, but that’s not my desire.
I'll be the judge of my own manliness.
I’ll be the judge of my own manliness.
This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is.
This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is.
I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks.
I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks.
They didn't have a problem with me being wild and crazy when it came time to fill the arenas.
They didn’t have a problem with me being wild and crazy when it came time to fill the arenas.
I'm hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge.
I’m hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge.
I couldn't care less if the guy I'm guarding has HIV. I'm going to slam him anyway.
I couldn’t care less if the guy I’m guarding has HIV. I’m going to slam him anyway.

13 Funny and Controversial Dennis Rodman Quotes that Actually Make Sense

Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is 10, or something.
Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is 10, or something.
If I don't finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something's seriously wrong.
If I don’t finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something’s seriously wrong.
I go out there and get my eyes gouged, my nose busted, my body slammed. I love the pain of the game.
I go out there and get my eyes gouged, my nose busted, my body slammed. I love the pain of the game.
The one thing I do that nobody else does is jump three and four times for one rebound.
The one thing I do that nobody else does is jump three and four times for one rebound.
I'm starting to see players copy what I do. I'm flattered.
I’m starting to see players copy what I do. I’m flattered.
Create havoc, create destruction.
Create havoc, create destruction.
You can love me or you can hate me.
You can love me or you can hate me.
Death has always had a prominent place in my mind. There are times when I think somebody might kill me.
Death has always had a prominent place in my mind. There are times when I think somebody might kill me.
Everybody's talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?
Everybody’s talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?
I spent money, I slept with women around the league, but I always kept my mind on the game.
I spent money, I slept with women around the league, but I always kept my mind on the game.
I think marriage and athletes is a bad combination.
I think marriage and athletes is a bad combination.
I learned a lot I wouldn't have learned roaming the streets of Dallas.
I learned a lot I wouldn’t have learned roaming the streets of Dallas.
They say Elvis is dead. I say, no, you're looking at him. Elvis isn't dead; he just changed color.
They say Elvis is dead. I say, no, you’re looking at him. Elvis isn’t dead; he just changed color.

Dennis Rodman Short Biography

Born 13 May 1961, in Trenton, New Jersey, United States, Dennis Keith Rodman is a former American basketball player and is considered to be one of the best defensive players of the NBA.

Coming from a low-income family, Rodman became a nighttime janitor right after high school to support himself. It was during this year that Rodman grew an incredible 12 inches, this enabled him to rethink a career in basketball.

He spent one semester at Cooke County College and in that year, he averaged 17.6 points and 13.3 rebounds per game. Rodman would go on to transfer colleges but continued to play college basketball.

Dennis Rodman was selected for the 2nd round in the 1986 NBA Draft and would join the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons would win 52 games that year and enter the 1987 playoffs.

In the 1989-1990 season, Rodman was awarded the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, for his outstanding rebounding skills. In the next season, Rodman established himself as the Detroit Pistons’ starting small forward.

Dennis Rodman admits to having contemplated suicide in February 1993 following a rocky divorce and lackluster performance with the Detroit Pistons. He details his account in his biography As Bad As I Wanna Be (1996).

In 1998, Rodman won his 5th NBA Championship with the Chicago Bulls.

He retired from the NBA in 2000 focusing his time on a career in film and wrestling. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on April 4, 2011.

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