The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame finalists were recently announced and Dennis Rodman was among them. To ensure he makes the final cut, The Huffington Post is reporting he recently started a Facebook page as part of his Hall of Fame Campaign.
Dennis Rodman doesn’t get a lot of credit for his spectacular play on the basketball court, but that’s mostly been his own fault. His famous off the court antics range from marrying Carmen Elektra to dressing up as a woman to promote his autobiography.
On the court he was a rebounding machine and was part of 5 championship teams; 2 with the Detroit Pistons and 3 with the Chicago Bulls. If you look at his stats, you’ll see he averaged more rebounds than points during his eventful career. According to Phil Jackson though, he more than made up for his lack of scoring with rebounding and defense.
As a player, I think he deserves the honor of being a Hall of Famer. I don’t vote for the Hall of Fame, however, and I don’t know what specific criteria they go by.
My guess is his behavior off the court may hurt his chances. Whether or not they do, it won’t matter. His career speaks for itself and his actions both on and off the court ensure that he’ll be remembered no matter what.