Dennis Rodman Reveals How Michael Jordan Rescued Him From His Infamous Las Vegas Bender

Published 09/03/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman. during Air Jordan Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Sneak Peek of Air Jordan XX to Kick Off Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)


Apart from creating a legacy that is close to impossible to being replicated, the Chicago Bulls had their fair share of fun times as well. From Michael Jordan going to golf with Charles Barkley a day before their face-off to Dennis Rodman a 48-hour-long Las Vegas escape, they’ve done it all.

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In fact, Rodman’s infamous vacation became a point of controversy for many when it first came into light in the ‘Last Dance’ documentary. However, now Dennis is opening up himself about what went down and how Michael Jordan took him back.

How Dennis Rodman approached Phil for permission

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Dennis Rodman is no stranger to headlines. From his dressing sense to his behavior, he was constantly under the limelight of the media for one reason or another. And it seems like his time in the spotlight isn’t over yet.

His infamous story about taking a mini-vacation to Las Vegas during the midst of the season is now being turned into a movie. It will be called “48 hours in Vegas” with Dennis as the Executive Producer.

Before we can sit down and enjoy this new film, Rodman sat down for an interview and shared the nitty-gritty of that instance in excruciating detail.

He started off, “I just got so bored, man. The same routine every day, every day, every day. So, I went to Phil Jackson and I said, ‘Phil! Hey, man! I have to get my mind right. I got to go to Vegas.'”

Although Phil wasn’t pleased and was surprised, he agreed to his two-day trip.

This was in the middle of the season when the Chicago Bulls were playing games. “Next thing you know, I’m in Vegas. You probably saw it on the Last Dance, I am having a blast with a bunch of girls.”

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Michael Jordan put an end to his Vegas trip

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So, Rodman confessed that even though the second day had ended, he continued to party through the third day. “Fourth day, I am partying my a** off. And who comes to Vegas to pick me up? Michael Jordan. He said, ‘Dennis you got to come back and play’. So, I agreed.”

From left, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc were big parts of Bulls teams that won three straight NBA titles from 1996 to 1998. Jordan and Pippen were members of the first “three-peat” team, which won titles from 1991 to 1993. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

In fact, Dennis also revealed that his Vegas trip really solved its purpose. None of this ever affected Dennis’ performance on the court, and their championships speak for it.

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Dennis’ life is one big book itself and one Vegas trip could easily be made into a movie. Most fans who watched ‘The Last Dance’ wanted more of Rodman in it. And they will finally get it through this. Would you be interested in this film?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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