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If you were to pick one place for Dennis Rodman to be front and center, and you were looking for maximum hilarity, outside of a pulpit, the best place for pure laughs might be at a fashion show. Lucky for us, Dennis Rodman went to a fashion show. And since it was a fashion show, there were cameras. And since there were cameras, Dennis Rodman had his picture taken. A lot.

Here are some of those many, many pictures.

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Feels like this is some kind of celebration picture for Dennis Rodman, like he’s worked his whole life to be able to sit front row at a fashion show while wearing track pants. This might very well be the culmination of some sort of lifelong dream for Dennis Rodman, but I’ll let you be the one to take a deep dive in to his nighttime rituals. Too scary.

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Hey man, do you have $59 to blow, love basketball and would like to be around Dennis Rodman for 11 seconds while sitting in a bar? Yeah? That’s weird, but you are in luck because LivingSocial is offering a deal that is pretty much that exactly. Here are the details, just in case:

On the court, Dennis Rodman was one of the greatest defenders of all time, winning five championships and seven consecutive rebounding titles during an illustrious professional career. Off the court, he reigned supreme as one of the showiest athletes around. With this Adventure, you can get up close and personal with “The Worm” when you join him to watch Chicago take on Philly on December 1 at the West Loop’s new spot, Arrow on Ogden. Choose from two ticket packages:

$59 ($120 value) for one general admission ticket

  • Opportunity to take a picture with Dennis Rodman
  • Halftime Q&A
  • Entry into the costume contest with prizes
  • Raffle ticket for signed Dennis Rodman jersey
  • Two drink tickets
  • Free coat check and $10 valet available

$129 ($250 value) for one VIP ticket

  • Everything included in the General admission package
  • 16×20 photo signed by Dennis Rodman – an officially licensed NBA product by Photo File
  • Open Bar Package

Can’t make it to the event? Pay $69 ($99 value) for one autographed 16×20 photo of Dennis Rodman.

At the very least, there are probably worse ways to spend your money. You could buy a pair of pants that don’t fit or an Edsel or a paintball gun when you are 15 that you use six times and then store in a Little Tikes sports locker for the next 13 years. Plus, if you’re going to be around Dennis Rodman in a bar during a snoozer like Bulls-76ers, odds are you might be getting in on the ground floor of some future Deadspin hijinks. There’s no way to promise anything, but alcohol + Dennis Rodman often = legendarily bad decisions. And you could be there! For just $59!

On the other hand, what’s probably going to happen is you pay your 59 bucks, get your picture with Dennis Rodman and then don’t get near him until the “Halftime Q&A” which will be super boring, then he’s off talking to chicks and you’re enjoying two drinks and free coat check. I know it’s nice to have someone else hang up your coat, but it’s not that big of a deal. Besides, if Dennis Rodman shows up in a wedding dress and you happened to wear white, that’s going to be super awkward.

Just last week, we found out that Amar’e Stoudemire’s children’s book was available on Amazon and everybody said, “OK sure. Whatever.” NBA players write kid’s books from time to time and it’s almost always a head-scratcher. These books that are going to mold our children’s minds aren’t going to write themselves, so somebody has to author them. And sometimes that someone is an NBA player. Fair enough.

But then there is this fact, which you see in the title, that Dennis Rodman wrote a children’s book called “Dennis the Wild Bull” and it makes you want to scratch your head all the way through your skull. From the “Dennis the Wild Bull” website:

Former NBA Star and 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee Dennis Rodman knows what it means to work hard. Living in the spotlight isn’t easy for anyone, especially when everything you do winds up in newspapers and on T.V. After going through his latest divorce and having to spend time away from his children as a result, Dennis has now done something many people never thought would ever happen. He’s written a children’s book which he’s dedicating to his children, with the intent to relay a positive message to our countries youth and to his own children.

Weird enough (possible sequel title), but even weirder is the fact that, as Gawker points out, no one knows what it’s about. Again, from the book’s website:

While no details of the actual book are known, what we do know is they plan on making their official debut with the book in September 2012 at a venue undetermined and will embark on a worldwide tour making appearances across the United States, London, Germany, Australia, and Canada. Booking agent Sean Clark of Convention All Stars is handling their tour.

Presumably, Dennis Rodman knows what the book is about, though it’s pretty easy to imagine several scenarios where even he doesn’t remember the intricacies of the plot. Other than that, no one knows. That means that in a month there will be people trying to convince parents to buy a book for their children that has been written by Dennis Rodman but they have no idea what is actually on the inside. This might be the toughest sales job in the history of transactions.

“Hey Dad, come buy this book for your kids. It’s written by Dennis Rodman. Yes, that Dennis Rodman. What’s it about? Well, uhhhh, funny you should ask. Not entirely sure, actually. Where are you going?” Good luck.

Of course, odds are this book is just going to be normal “follow your heart” kind of stuff, of which Dennis Rodman would actually be a good teacher. As long as he’s telling these kids to “be themselves” and not “be Dennis Rodman,” everything should be fine. The tattoo glossary will still be weird though.

Good luck ever forgetting this happened. Do not like.

(via SI Vault)

We’ve seen a lot of Dennis Rodman over the past few months. First there was the jersey retiring in Detroit, then the Hall of Fame enshrinement in Springfield earlier this month. But today there’s even more of Mr. Rodman to see. While Matt Moore was all about the Pearl Jam/Rodman connect over at HP a couple of weeks ago, late last night, Spurs beat writer Jeff McDonald tweeted this gem out to the basketball world. And let us be clear: it really and truly is absolutely and entirely precious.

The scene: Pearl Jam concert in Dallas, Texas, in 1998. A bare-footed Rodman wearing only basketball shorts and a straw hat barrels onto the stage to do a mini-jig alongside the band as the crowd goes wild. He rocks out with Eddie Vedder, then takes a seat on-stage to watch the performance. Eventually, the gravelly-voiced singer ends up on the Hall of Famer’s shoulders (3:16) and things go a little crazy.

If you’re scoring at home, Vedder gets a solid 9.8 for that dismount. Very, very impressive.

Pretty tame, but pretty awesome. I would have liked them a bit more if they were this shoe done up on the Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt, but these are still pretty great, even though I can’t wear white-on-white Air Force Is without looking like a nurse. I really like the incorporation of the iconic diving Rodman silhouette, that Nike brought back his old logo and that these are a basically a pair of shoes dedicated to rebounding. Haven’t seen that since, well, an old pair of Rodmans.

Kinda worried though. If this is the basis for Rodman’s outfit that is “worth seeing,” I feel like we’re in for something a little more straight-laced than we’re expecting, acrobats and helicopters notwithstanding. Then again, he is promising outfit changes, so maybe we’ll see a stiletto at some point. Fingers crossed.

(via I Am a GM)

Dennis Rodman is being inducted in to the Hall of Fame this Friday, which makes sense from a basketball standpoint but is totally crazy from a “This is Dennis Rodman we’re talking about” standpoint. Dennis Rodman, you guys. He’s going in the Hall of Fame, hopefully with a Technicolor bust to celebrate his numerous hair colors.

And since he’s Dennis Rodman, you have to assume he’s going to do something wacky at his enshrinement. After all, he did promise that he’s “gonna make it more like a circus.” You wouldn’t expect anything less from Dennis Rodman.

But, ummm, I guess we can expect less from Dennis Rodman. From NBA.com’s Scott Howard Cooper:

Hall of Fame officials say Dennis Rodman has given his word: no antics during Friday enshrinement.

Dang it. If there aren’t going to be any antics at Dennis Rodman’s enshrinement, then this is hardly Dennis Rodman’s enshrinement. Sure sure, the Hall of Fame is a distinguished establishment that should be honored with respect and tact, but still, how often are they going to be enshrining Dennis Rodman? Once, as far as I can tell, so they should really live it up. Bummer.

But not all is lost. Since Dennis is promising to kind of be a human, the Hall is OK with him looking like Dennis Rodman.

Hall, in turn, embracing Rodman. They have been shown his Friday wardrobe — “It’s worth seeing” — and plan to display it at the museum.

At least Dennis Rodman is going to get to look awesome at his ceremony. If no antics is a disappointment, imagine how bizarre it would be to see Rodman dressed like anyone but himself. You win some, you lose some.

Either way, I’ll be tuning in for Friday’s presentation. Outside of Michael Jordan’s induction, this is the most excited I’ve been for one of these things. Dennis might have promised to take it easy at the ceremony, but it’s not like he’s never broken the NBA’s rules before. (Let’s all agree that it’s a perfect ending to Dennis Rodman’s career that he has to agree to behave at his Hall of Fame induction, and that he has to have his outfit preapproved beforehand. If he could figure out a way to get fined at this thing, he’d cover all the bases.)

At the very least, it’ll be fun to see what he wears. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Dennis Rodman to dress like a jerk and have it be celebrated. I’m sure he’ll take advantage.

(via SLAM)