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king4day
04-01-2011, 07:44 PM
Former Detroit Pistons Bad Boy Dennis Rodman has been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

The official announcement is expected to be made Monday at the Final Four in Houston.

Rodman played in the NBA for the Pistons, Spurs, Bulls, Lakers and Mavericks, in 1986-2000. He won five championships -- two with the Pistons and three with Chicago.

The Pistons drafted him in the second round out of Southeastern Oklahoma State in 1986. At 6-feet-7 and a spindly 210 pounds, he twice was named NBA defensive player of the year and was a two-time All-Star. He also led the league in rebounding four times and in rebounds per game seven times.

His career averages, in 911 NBA games, were 7.3 points and 13.1 rebounds

http://www.freep.com/article/20110401/SPORTS03/110401062/Dennis-Rodman-elected-Basketball-Hall-Fame


As far as I can tell, this isn't an April Fools joke.
Can anyone confirm?

Swashcuff
04-01-2011, 07:55 PM
If its true he'll finally have his rightful place. He may be a nut but he is a nut who was an extremely valuable player on the basketball court. He deserves it.

geraptor
04-01-2011, 08:05 PM
Well deserved if true.

DJakk
04-01-2011, 08:06 PM
I don't see why you would even mention that it could be an April Fools joke.

idrinkpepsi
04-01-2011, 08:10 PM
Well deserved, congrats to Rodman.

smith&wesson
04-01-2011, 08:15 PM
one of the best rebounders of all time.

ragee
04-01-2011, 08:16 PM
:clap:

Good for him... He deserve it... Despite all his antics, Rodman was a great player... I would sign a player like him for my team any given day...

Bullsfan22
04-01-2011, 08:28 PM
deserved

COOLbeans
04-01-2011, 08:34 PM
good

Kobes a Killer
04-01-2011, 08:47 PM
Rightfully so

AntiG
04-01-2011, 08:49 PM
About ****ing time!!!

AntiG
04-01-2011, 08:51 PM
He's also getting his #10 retired by Detroit
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Dennis-Rodman-breaks-down-at-emotional-news-conf?urn=nba-wp815

AntiG
04-01-2011, 08:52 PM
mlive.com also reporting HOF
http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2011/04/source_former_pistons_star_den.html

A Pistons source confirmed Friday night that Rodman will be among those inducted into the Hall of Fame. The names of those elected to the Hall will be announced at noon Monday as a part of Final Four ceremonies in Houston.

northsider
04-01-2011, 08:53 PM
Questionable fella off the court but, on the court their wasn't many as dedicated to his game and his team. I am glad to have seen him play in a Bulls uniform.

Bullsfan22
04-01-2011, 08:58 PM
i loved me some rodman

Bullsfan22
04-01-2011, 09:04 PM
lol rodman said the B word

Rego247
04-01-2011, 09:07 PM
yes. well deserved.

JWO35
04-01-2011, 09:07 PM
The FCC is foaming at the mouth at this one...

Khalifa21
04-01-2011, 09:08 PM
G.R.O.A.T

Well deserved.

Hellcrooner
04-01-2011, 09:41 PM
mmm wich team will he represent?
Pistons/ Bulls/ Spurs?


Wonder if Pistons or Bulls shoudl retire his number

Supa
04-01-2011, 10:12 PM
Haha, I wonder if it's intentional to inducted him on April fool. Just him? Any other player being inducted on the same day? Usually it's a group of people.

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fadedmario
04-02-2011, 12:24 AM
He's going as a Piston according to Isiah Thomas

Swashcuff
04-02-2011, 12:38 AM
mmm wich team will he represent?
Pistons/ Bulls/ Spurs?


Wonder if Pistons or Bulls shoudl retire his number

The Pistons would be my guess.

They retired his number at halftime of tonight's game.

http://www.nba.com/2011/news/04/01/rodman-jersey.ap/index.html

Why on earth would he have represented the Spurs anyway?

bootleg42
04-02-2011, 01:02 AM
This guy was a rebounding machine. He deserves it.

RaiderLakersA's
04-02-2011, 01:08 AM
One of the best defenders and rebounders the game has ever seen. Well-deserved honor for the Worm.

RowanJournalist
04-02-2011, 01:20 AM
I'm sure someone already said this, but probably one of the top-5 greatest rebounders in the history of the NBA. Good for him and his hair.

king4day
04-02-2011, 04:10 AM
I don't see why you would even mention that it could be an April Fools joke.

With all the fake news coming out, I don't see how you wouldn't think it's at least remotely possible.

....I can't wait for his speech. That might be the most watch speech ever.

AllBall
04-02-2011, 04:16 AM
Well deserved on Rodman. :clap:


lol rodman said the B word


The FCC is foaming at the mouth at this one...

That word is no longer censored.

RowanJournalist
04-02-2011, 04:26 AM
With all the fake news coming out, I don't see how you wouldn't think it's at least remotely possible.

....I can't wait for his speech. That might be the most watch speech ever.

Yeah, he's a goof. But, America likes goofs. Like I said on my last post, I think he deserves it.

Gators123
04-03-2011, 12:18 AM
Well deserved! :clap:

JordansBulls
04-03-2011, 09:42 AM
mmm wich team will he represent?
Pistons/ Bulls/ Spurs?


Wonder if Pistons or Bulls shoudl retire his number

He never even made the allstar team with the Bulls so no way should his number be retired for us.

streetballa
04-03-2011, 10:46 AM
Dennis Rodman uniting Bulls and Pistons fans

Hawkeye15
04-03-2011, 01:53 PM
IMHO, the best rebounder ever, and possibly the best pound for pound defender of my lifetime. He is completely misunderstood. Ask any of his teammates about him, and they will defend him with abandon in almost every scenario regarding basketball. He was a great teammate whose motor never stopped.

Guys like Rodman don't show up in the boxscores, but their effects on a game are as important as the great offensive players in the game.

Very much deserved

Hellcrooner
04-03-2011, 03:23 PM
He never even made the allstar team with the Bulls so no way should his number be retired for us.

GO ask your boy Michael if they win those rings withouth Rodman.

Ask him too if it was easier to win Rodmans ones than Grants ones.