Dennis Rodman Enters Basketball Hall of Fame
Dennis Rodman, the man known for his colorful hair as much as for his rebounding prowess, has been chosen as one of the members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2011.
The members of the 2011 Hall of Fame class were revealed Monday at the NCAA Final Four in Houston. Joining Rodman in this year’s batch were former Dream Team member and Golden State Warriors great Chris Mullin, as well as Triangle Offense advocate Tex Winter.
Rodman, who described his Hall of Fame achievement as “unreal,” said he did not expect to enter the hallowed grounds of the Hall largely due to his reputation outside the basketball court. “I looked at the way I am, and I thought I wouldn’t get in,” he said.
Rodman earned five championships in his 14-year NBA career that saw him play for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks. He retired in 2000 after he was waived by the Mavericks.
Rodman and the rest of the 2011 class will be enshrined on August 12, 2011.