56 famous Dennis Rodman Quotes

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Dennis Rodman is born in Trenton, New Jersey, in the year 1961. He is the most excellent professional basketball rebounder. He is leading the Pistons and later Chicago Bulls to multiple NBA championships. Besides sports, he became a heartbeat of most of his fans by the reality show appearances.  He also has an unusual friendship with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.

Dennis Rodman receiving awards along with his friends
Dennis Rodman receiving awards along with his friends

Here are 56 quotes by Dennis Rodman for success. Let’s start with the most famous one.

“The people at the top of the league think they need to rein me in, so I don’t become another Michael Jordan, somebody they aren’t able to mold and shape and make their puppet.” —Dennis Rodman

“There is so much hypocrisy in sports.” —Dennis Rodman

“There’s one thing everyone should understand: I like my character.” —Dennis Rodman

“They didn’t have a problem with me being wild and crazy when it came time to fill the arenas.” —Dennis Rodman

“This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is.” —Dennis Rodman

“When a high-profile personality lives like I do, everybody thinks that person is fated to die young.” —Dennis Rodman

“Why should I try to make you believe the things I believe in?” —Dennis Rodman

Wilt Chamberlain lied when he said he had 20,000 women.” —Dennis Rodman

“With me, everything’s right on the table.” —Dennis Rodman

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“You can love me or you can hate me.” —Dennis Rodman

“You watch some teams these days, and you wonder if they just met on the playground and decided to choose up sides.” —Dennis Rodman

“A player dreams of being a superstar, but he doesn’t want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph.” —Dennis Rodman

“As long as I play ball, I can get any woman I want.” —Dennis Rodman

“Black culture is something I don’t relate to much at all.” —Dennis Rodman

“Everybody’s talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?” —Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman with his family
Dennis Rodman with his family

“For five years I’ve felt like the best prostitute in a high-class whorehouse. But all the other girls get paid more than I do.” —Dennis Rodman

“I can score 20 points if I want to, but that’s not my desire.” —Dennis Rodman

“I didn’t want to be known as Madonna’s playboy, her boy toy.” —Dennis Rodman

“I don’t feel anything when I watch Shaquille O’Neal play. I don’t feel anything coming off him.” —Dennis Rodman

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“I don’t fit into the mold of the NBA man, and I think I’ve been punished financially for it.” —Dennis Rodman    

“I don’t trust what this life has given me.” —Dennis Rodman

“I felt like calling attention to AIDS. I had the AIDS ribbon colored into my hair during the playoffs in ’95.” —Dennis Rodman

“I go out there and get my eyes gouged, my nose busted, my body slammed. I love the pain of the game.” —Dennis Rodman

“I go out with white women. This makes a lot of people unhappy, mostly black women.” —Dennis Rodman

“I learned a lot I wouldn’t have learned roaming the streets of Dallas.” —Dennis Rodman

“I lost $35,000 in less than a week at the Mirage in Las Vegas.” —Dennis Rodman

“I spent money, I slept with women around the league, but I always kept my mind on the game.” —Dennis Rodman

“I spent my whole childhood looking for an escape.” —Dennis Rodman

“I think marriage and athletes is a bad combination.” —Dennis Rodman

“I understand what rappers are talking about. I think rap is less about educating people about the black community and more about making money.” —Dennis Rodman

“I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks.” —Dennis Rodman

“I’ll be the judge of my own manliness.” —Dennis Rodman

“I’m hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge.” —Dennis Rodman

“I’m nothing more than a sports slave.” —Dennis Rodman

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“I’m starting to see players copy what I do. I’m flattered.” —Dennis Rodman

“I’m the basketball version of a gravedigger.” —Dennis Rodman

“I’m trying to find new ways to make this game more attractive.” —Dennis Rodman

“I’ve been homeless. I’ve worked at 7-Eleven.” —Dennis Rodman

“I’ve got to give Larry Bird his due; he was a great player. He knew the game and he was smart.” —Dennis Rodman

“If I want to wear a dress, I’ll wear a dress.” —Dennis Rodman

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“In jail I was just like everybody else, I was sitting there praying, feeling caged.” —Dennis Rodman

Karl Malone‘s too high-class for a bum like me.” —Dennis Rodman

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“My feet are like gnarled old tree branches.” —Dennis Rodman    

“My rookie year, I was very immature.” —Dennis Rodman

“The doors fly open when you’re a professional athlete.” —Dennis Rodman

“The NBA believes if you play for a team and get paid by a team, you’re the property of that team for 24 hours a day.” —Dennis Rodman

“The NBA’s chosen ones think I’m setting a bad example? I think they need to look around and stop taking themselves so seriously.” —Dennis Rodman

“The one thing I do that nobody else does is jump three and four times for one rebound.” —Dennis Rodman

“At least 50 times. I’ve jumped off a building, jumped off a cliff in a car. I’ve been in bedrooms when women came in with knives and guns.” —Dennis Rodman

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“I wear women’s leggings under my clothes, but no lingerie. ”—Dennis Rodman

“They say Elvis is dead. I say, no, you’re looking at him. Elvis isn’t dead; he just changed color.” —Dennis Rodman

“Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is 10, or something.” —Dennis Rodman

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“If you have a problem with my answer that’s your problem, not my problem.” —Dennis Rodman

“Maybe next year, though I need to practice hard. The results in the competition were dazzling.”

“I do love animals” —Dennis Rodman.

“unique human being, who is not only a great athlete but also one of the best entertainers in the world.” —Dennis Rodman

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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