Dennis Rodman claims he has been elected to basketball's hall of fame. From ESPN: Dennis Rodman said Friday night that he will be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Rodman says he was informed Thursday to be in Houston for Monday's announcement before the championship game of the NCAA tournament. He was among 12 finalists for the Hall of Fame this year along with players such as Jamaal Wilkes, Maurice Cheeks, Chris Mullin and Ralph Sampson. The induction ceremony is in August. Rodman revealed the news during the Chicago Bulls' 101-96 win over the Detroit Pistons, who retired his No. 10 jersey at halftime. An emotional Rodman said he isn't sure he deserves the Pistons' tribute. "Tonight, it's going to be a good night," he said Friday during a pregame news conference. "It's a surprise to me that my number is getting retired. It's surprising to me. ... I just feel like I didn't deserve to have my number retired because I didn't do as much as I should here."http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nba/news/story?id=6280389 Of course, remember that Rodman announced this on April Fool's Day. But assuming this is true, Rodman deserves to go in because of his basketball skills. But he doesn't deserve to go in because of his behavior on and off the court. The years of abusing the referees, the kneeing of a photographer in the groin, the abuse of ref's and the suspensions Rodman has had should make him ineligible for the Hall, if the hall wants some dignity. However, if he does go in, I wonder what he will wear? Spandex or a wedding gown or nothing?
Grew up in Wauwatosa but graduated from Oconomowoc H.S.. graduated from U.W. Madison, after serving in the Air Force. Taught in MPS and Westfield School District. Coached Special Olympics for several years. Moved to Las Vegas 2 1/2 years ago and teach in the CCSD as a special education teacher.