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.