“It’s Inevitable” – Having Amassed 160,000 Followers, Dennis Rodman’s Daughter Trinity Rodman Addresses Social Media Pressure

Published 04/09/2023, 6:16 PM EDT

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When it comes to upcoming soccer stars in the US, Trinity Rodman is one of the biggest names. The daughter of NBA legend Dennis Rodman arrived on the scene when she became the youngest drafted player in NWSL history at 18. The Washington Spirit selected her in the 2021 NWSL college draft. 

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The 20-year-old announced herself in 2021 when she won the Rookie of the Year and helped the Spirit win NWSL in 2021. Rodman also won the US Soccer Young Player of the Year in 2021 and was named to NWSL Best XI that year. At 20, the starlet has already won the She Believes Cup twice and CONCACAF Women’s Championship once. 

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Rodman, who is an active social media user, recently opened up about the social media pressure on her.

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Rodman sat down with PEOPLE recently and spoke about various aspects of her life, including the social media pressure. Rodman, in her spare time, creates content for her followers and likes to be in touch with them regularly. When asked about the social media pressure, the Spirit forward said, “I’m very big on connecting with followers, fans, and just overall different people.”

Like other famous athletes, Rodman, who amassed over 160,000 followers, also has to deal with negativity over social media. She added, “I think it’s inevitable. Everyone’s going to have their opinions. But I think whatever they decide to put out, that’s what makes them, them.”

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“Still being as young as I am, I would go through my comments and see not-so-positive ones and it would upset me,” she said. “I’ve learned to just be confident in myself and be proud of everything that I do,” Rodman added.

It’s hard to ignore negative comments for everybody. Social media has become full of trolls and people who try to spread negativity. Rodman, at 20, is already going through it and has learned how to cope with it. 

Kobe Bryant once called Trinity a stud

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Late NBA great Kobe Bryant once inspired the Spirit forward with brilliant advice. Bryant once went to watch her play when she was 8. The LA Lakers legend was impressed watching her play and called her a stud. He walked up to her and said girls can do everything guys can do.

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It proved to be valuable advice for the starlet. She made it to NWSL at 18 and soon to the USWNT. The starlet is in contention to make it to the USWNT roster for the World Cup this year. Trinity Rodman started the 2023 NWSL season with a bang by scoring a goal in the first game and assisting in the next. The player will hope to continue her form further.

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Nikhil Nibe

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Nikhil is a Soccer writer at EssentiallySports. He is a pharmaceutics graduate holding a PG degree in management with marketing as a specialization. A sales professional since 2011, he decided to change the course of his career into a sports writer to follow his passion for Soccer.
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