NBA "bad boy " Rodman pens children's book to 'convey good lessons' to kids
Former Detroit Pistons' star Dennis Rodman has penned a children's book named, "Dennis the Wild Bull," which promises to "convey good lessons to children", based on his own experiences as a world-class athlete while overcoming obstacles as a child.
According to CBS News, the NBA Hall of Famer played with the Pistons from 1986-1993, winning two NBA Championships and appearing in the All-Star game in 1990 and 1992. He was also the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year in 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons and retired last year.
Rodman's successful career came despite a turbulent personal life. After experiencing a difficult childhood, he established a reputation for himself as a "bad boy," dying his hair in different colors, having an affair with Madonna and throwing a parade featuring himself in full makeup and a bridal gown.
He appeared on the VH1 reality show "Celebrity Rehab" with Dr. Drew in 2009, where he revealed his alcoholism, started recovery and tried to make amends with family. He was also admitted to rehab in 2008 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a domestic violence charge.
Rodman recently reconnected with his father after 42 years of separation and hopes the children's book will help strengthen his relationship with his own children.