While ESPN’s The Last Dance documentary chronicling the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s focused on Michael Jordan, the Dennis Rodman segments were among the most memorable.
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Justin Kroll of Deadline reported Monday that Rodman is one of the executive producers for the upcoming movie 48 Hours in Vegas, which is based on his trip to Las Vegas during the 1997-98 season when the Bulls won the championship.
While Rodman’s off-court headlines, including the trip to Sin City, always stood out, he was a critical part of Chicago’s second three-peat and was the ideal complement to Jordan and Scottie Pippen as arguably the best rebounder in NBA history.
His defense was also key against Karl Malone and Co. during the 1998 NBA Finals win over the Utah Jazz.
Rodman, a Hall of Famer, was a seven-time rebounding champion, five-time NBA champion, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, two-time All-NBA selection, eight-time All-Defensive honoree and two-time All-Star.
If the legend of Dennis Rodman had been forgotten,
the popularity of the Michael Jordan-centric docuseries ”The Last Dance” — that chronicled the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 championship season — returned it to the public conscience.
The film’s third episode included Rodman’s midseason trip to Las Vegas in the name of debauchery with friends and then-girlfriend Carmen Electra and is now being made into a movie called “48 Hours in Vegas.”
The plot, according to Rolling Stone, revolves around Rodman parading around Vegas with a “skittish” assistant and a team general manager.
In “The Last Dance,” Jordan and coach Phil Jackson commented about how Rodman had asked to take off for Vegas for a few days after Scottie Pippen returned from injury roughly halfway through the 1997-98 season. As the party continued days later in Chicago, Jordan told the story of arriving at Rodman’s apartment to bring him back to practice.