Dennis Rodman sees father 1st time in 42 years

July 19, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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MANILA, Philippines, July 19 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman saw his father for the first time in 42 years in the Philippines and pointed him out to a crowd at a basketball game.

With 16 seconds left in the All-Star Basketball Challenge between NBA legends and Philippine Basketball Association greats, Rodman held up a microphone and spoke to the crowd at Mall of Asia Arena, reported.

"I haven't seen my father in 42 years, but that's him sitting right there," Rodman said, pointing to a section where his father, Philander Rodman Jr., stood.

Philander Rodman, a Vietnam war veteran who has been lived in the Philippines since the 1970s, wore a red baseball cap emblazoned with the words, "Yes, Dennis Rodman is my son."

Dennis Rodman, 51, had said of his father at a press conference Tuesday, "I'm gonna be glad if he shows up in the game."

He also said: "I don't hate my father. Everyone here knows that my father lives in this country. I don't hate him."

Rodman scored 4 points in the NBA All-Stars' 112-93 victory over the PBA greats.

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