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Dennis Rodman plays exhibition game in a mohawk and makeup

Dennis Rodman plays exhibition game in a mohawk and makeup

March 31 (UPI) -- The former NBA star played an exhibition game in Buenos Aires wearing makeup and a mohawk.
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Stretching the Field: NBA has no room for brawls

Stretching the Field: NBA has no room for brawls

Who doesn't enjoy watching two grown men throwing fists in the ring, octagon, football field or on the ice?
Dennis Rodman pledges to end trips to North Korea

Dennis Rodman pledges to end trips to North Korea

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman vowed to never return to North Korea again if that is what Americans want.
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Hollywood developing comedy about Dennis Rodman's North Korea adventures

Hollywood developing comedy about Dennis Rodman's North Korea adventures

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- 20th Century Fox has bought the pitch for a big-screen comedy called "Diplomats."
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Dennis Rodman says he would trade places with Kenneth Bae

Dennis Rodman says he would trade places with Kenneth Bae

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Former NBA player Dennis Rodman says he would trade places with American Kenneth Bae who is currently held in captivity by North Korea.
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Captive American Kenneth Bae speaks at North Korean press conference

Captive American Kenneth Bae speaks at North Korean press conference

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- American detainee Kenneth Bae, held captive in North Korea for over a year for "hostile acts," spoke at a North Korean press conference on Monday addressing the charges levied against him and pleading for American government intervention.
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Kenneth Bae asks U.S. to help secure release from N. Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Kenneth Bae, an American held custody in North Korea for more than a year, appealed to the U.S. government Monday to work to secure his release.

CNN: Rodman, back from North Korea, goes into rehab

ATLANTA, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, just back from a controversial trip to North Korea, is in an East Coast alcohol-rehabilitation center, CNN reported Saturday.
North Korea opens its first ski resort

North Korea opens its first ski resort

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- North Korea unveiled its first ski resort, with photos emerging in December and January of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un riding a ski lift and smiling at the top of a ski slope.
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Rodman apologizes for 'certain situations' in North Korea

Rodman apologizes for 'certain situations' in North Korea

BEIJING, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman apologized for "certain situations" in North Korea and repeated he did nothing wrong setting up an exhibition game in the country.

North Korea did not pay ex-NBA players' for their diplomacy visit

ATLANTA, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The former NBA stars who went to North Korea for a basketball diplomacy trip were not paid by the regime, player Charles Smith said.
N. Korea mission accomplished, says former NBA player Charles Smith

N. Korea mission accomplished, says former NBA player Charles Smith

BEIJING, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Former NBA player Charles Smith said in Beijing Friday he and a team of former players accomplished their culture exchange mission in North Korea.
'Late Show' Top 10 takes aim at N.J. Gov. Christie

'Late Show' Top 10 takes aim at N.J. Gov. Christie

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- David Letterman mocked embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with a Top 10 list dedicated to the highlights of Christie's Thursday press conference.
Dennis Rodman apologizes for rant on American held captive in N. Korea

Dennis Rodman apologizes for rant on American held captive in N. Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Former NBA player Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for his rant about an American citizen held in North Korea, blaming the outburst on stress and booze.
Dennis Rodman apologizes for irate interview, says he was drinking and stressed

Dennis Rodman apologizes for irate interview, says he was drinking and stressed

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Dennis Rodman apologized on Thursday for his outburst during an interview he gave Tuesday from Pyongyang in which the former NBA star implied American detainee Kenneth Bae -- held captive in North Korea for over a year -- was guilty and would not agree to leverage his friendship with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un during his "basketball diplomacy" visit to North Korea to effect Bae's release.
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Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 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 abilities. 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. He also led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA championships (1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998). His biography at NBA.com states that he is "arguably the best rebounding forward in NBA history". On April 1, 2011, the Pistons retired Rodman's #10 jersey that he wore throughout his tenure with the team.

Rodman experienced an unhappy childhood and was shy and introverted in his early years. After aborting a suicide attempt in 1993, he reinvented himself as the prototypical "bad boy" and became notorious for numerous controversial antics. He dyed his hair in artificial colors, presented himself with many piercings and tattoos and regularly disrupted games by clashing with opposing players and officials. He famously wore a wedding dress to promote his autobiography. Rodman pursued a high-profile affair with singer Madonna and was briefly married to actress Carmen Electra.

Apart from basketball, Rodman is a part-time professional wrestler. He was a member of the nWo and fought alongside Hulk Hogan at two Bash at the Beach events. 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. Both films were severely critically panned, with the latter earning Rodman a triple Razzie Award. He appeared in several reality TV series and was the winner of the $222,000 main prize of the 2004 edition of Celebrity Mole. Rodman also won the first ever Celebrity Championship Wrestling tournament.

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