ESPN’s J.A. Adande caught up with Rodman Sunday night in Miami at, not surprisingly, a bikini contest at a bar. For at least the second time this month, Rodman promised that Hall of Fame week is not going to be boring. Here’s what he told Adande:
“I just roam around the world, do my thing. You see me on TV doing this, see me doing that. It’s amazing that after all these years — I retired at 38 years old [in 2000] –people are still talking about me. All the players have been around the league the last 10-15 years, people don’t give a [bleep] about it. Out of all the guys in the world, they say ‘He’s a troublemaker he’s an [expletive] he did this, he did that, he skipped practice, he was late this…. ‘ I’m still being talked about. And then make the Hall of Fame.”
He promises a Hall of Fame entrance like no other. He mentioned a float…and glitter…and six costume changes.
Adande also mentions that Rodman sought out Adande in the bar, not the other way around, proving that Dennis is still ever mindful of self-promotion opportunities. Oh, and then, because hell, why not?, Adande asked Rodman for his thoughts on Lady Gaga:
I wondered what he thought of Lady Gaga, the latest fame creature. Rodman called Lady Gaga “An imitation of something that’s been done already.”
Yes, Rodman knew the original, Madonna, intimately.