Dennis Rodman (born May 13, 1961 in Trenton, New Jersey) is a former professional basketball player known for his defense and rebounding ability and for his controversial antics on and off the court. He has also acted or featured in television and film roles.
When Rodman entered the NBA in 1986, he was listed as 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), although many say he was actually 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m). Rodman played one of the most physical positions in basketball at power forward, and despite giving up as much as half a foot in some matchups, was considered perhaps the top rebounder of his generation and one of the best defenders at his position. His nicknames were "Dennis the Menace" or "(the) Worm", given to him by his mother for wriggling around while playing pinball.