Probably the most stunning components concerning the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 championship run was when Dennis Rodman took a trip to Las Vegas in the course of the season, which was documented in “The Final Dance” on Sunday.
Rodman was described because the “mannequin citizen” within the days and video games that Scottie Pippen was out with an harm. Nonetheless, as soon as Pippen returned, Rodman was described as turning into “dramatic, ingesting, partying and dropping his reference to actuality.”
Rodman requested the staff for a trip and was allowed to go to Las Vegas for “48 hours,” which was met by Michael Jordan’s skepticism.
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“You let him go on trip, we’re not going to see him,” Jordan mentioned. “You let him go to Vegas, and we’re positively not going to see him.”
Carmen Electra, Rodman’s girlfriend on the time, talked concerning the wild moments of being with Rodman in Las Vegas. She mentioned it was an “occupational hazard” to be his girlfriend.
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Jordan mentioned he needed to go to Las Vegas himself and get Rodman out of his resort room.
“He didn’t come again on time, we needed to go get his a** off the bed,” Jordan mentioned. “I’m not going to say what was in his mattress, the place he was, blah blah blah.”
Giving Rodman an extended leash seemed to be the key sauce that blended the Bulls completely collectively.
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The longer term Corridor of Famer was nonetheless a rebounding machine. He led the NBA with 15 rebounds per recreation in the course of the 1997-98 season.