Maybe you were thinking that since Dennis Rodman has been voted in to the Hall of Fame, he would chill out and gracefully enjoy his status as one of the NBA’s all-time greats. That doesn’t sound like something he’d do, but you have high hopes for people. You think they’re capable of so much, and you figure that if Ron Artest can be honored for his work with mental health advocacy, then even Dennis Rodman can become a well-respected elder statesman of the NBA.
You are so silly. From TMZ:
Dennis Rodman got real physical at a bar in Akron, Ohio earlier this week, TMZ has learned — allegedly shoving a local patron after the man uttered two unforgivable words … “LeBron James.”
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, the man in question — named Michael Douglas (NOT the actor) — stopped by a local bar after he heard Rodman was drinking there.
According to the report, Douglas walked up to Rodman and joked with him — asking if he was in town to check up on LeBron … and for some reason, Rodman flipped and shoved him back.
This report comes from TMZ, so take it with all of the grains of salt you can find in your sea salt grinder that you got from Crate and Barrel, but I think we can all agree that Dennis Rodman starting a fight at a bar because someone mentioned LeBron James is a very Dennis Rodman thing to happen.
Plus, a police report for the incident really does exist and it is even more Dennis Rodman than you can imagine, since it entails the guy giving Rodman 20 bucks to buy the two of them a drink, only to have Rodman use the guy’s money to tip the bartender. So basically, Rodman ripped the guy off, then pushed him when he brought up LeBron James. Definitely the kind of thing you’d expect from a guy in an Ed Hardy t-shirt.
This is a good lesson to learn though. If you happen to see Dennis Rodman out at a bar (an extremely likely occasion), don’t bring up LeBron James. Same with Mo Williams, but that’s just because you don’t want to have to deal with a crying mess while you’re trying to enjoy your chicken quesadilla. That’s a sure-fire way to ruin a night.