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During “The Malice at the Palace,” Ron Artest was wearing jersey number 91, a number he was wearing in order to pay tribute to one of the craziest players of our time. I am, of course, referring to “The Worm,” Dennis Rodman.
Rodman’s career crazy stats are highlighted by the following: He once announced he was getting married, only to show up wearing a wedding dress at a book signing in order to promote his autobiography, followed by Rodman releasing his second autobiography, I Should Be Dead By Now; promoting it by sitting in a coffin (so at least he was consistent in that regard). Rodman was a favorite of the NBA league office for suspensions; his head-butting of referees and kicking of courtside cameramen contributing to that. He also once married Carmen Electra, with the marriage being annulled a mere ten days later—though, I guess, the annulment is the only crazy thing he really did there.
Dennis Rodman had become so out of control while playing with the Spurs in the early 90s that it took the most dominant player of any era, Michael Jordan, to get him somewhat under control.
Rodman would try his best not to ruin locker room chemistry, and in return, he would do anything he wanted when he left the arena. Rodman succeeded at staying moderately focused on basketball, and is arguably the best rebounder of all time. Earlier this year, it was announced he would be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. This feat is even more impressive considering he was arguably the craziest player of the 1990s.