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Video: Dennis Rodman Hall of Fame speech

Posted on: August 12, 2011 11:40 pm
Edited on: August 13, 2011 12:00 am
 
By Matt Moore


Dennis Rodman 2011 Hall Of Fame Speech (VIDEO) by 3030fm

Video via Jose3030 on Twitter. 

Dennis Rodman was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Friday night, and did not disappoint. After a wardrobe change, we kid you not, Rodman took to the podium in tears and forced his way through an emotional and contrite speech. He specifically targeted himself as having failed as a husband, son, and father. He said his one true regret was that he wished he'd been a better father. He spoke of the eccentric wardrobe and behavior and how it was an exterior to express his desire to be a colorful individual. 

It was an at-times disjointed speech, but filled with emotion, a true appreciation of the accomplishment and love for the game.  It was at once truly fitting of Rodman's career and a stark contrast to Michael Jordan's bitter pettiness-fueled tirade two years ago. Rodman in particular spoke of both Chuck Daly and his presenter, Phil Jackson, along with Jordan and Pippen. Rodman seemed truly overwhelmed by the moment, putting aside his excessive behavior (outside of two nose rings and a lip ring, and gave a speech worth remembering. It doesn't change who Rodman has been, or who he will be, but it does cement the fact that Rodman belongs here, among players like Artis Gilmore and coaches like Tex Winter. 

The Worm is in the Hall, and he went in on his own terms as you could have guessed.
Comments

Since: Jun 2, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 11:15 am
 

Video: Dennis Rodman Hall of Fame speech

Multiple world titles. Enuff said.



Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:21 am
 

Video: Dennis Rodman Hall of Fame speech

Rodman was a great player and deserves to be in the HOF. Congrats Mr. Rodman.   I liked his speech. 



Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 12:25 am
 

Video: Dennis Rodman Hall of Fame speech

Incredibly deserving player, absolutely horrible public speaker. 
I expected his speech be moving and inspirational, instead it was just sad and disjointed.
Zen master Phil Jackson seems to be the only person who could ever understand him.
He mentioned three other men who impacted his life but never really spoke about them.
Then he told everyone how he wasn't close to his mom, or a good husband or a good father.
Didn't seem humble to me as much as blatantly honest.  Congrats on the Hall though...




Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Video: Dennis Rodman Hall of Fame speech

I've always been torn about Rodman.  He is an animal on the court, and well, kind of an animal off the court.  But he has had a number of really interesting interviews, and is always entertaining.  Really, for not having a father, and coming from the projects, and everything else, the stardom of the NBA, etc, he is quite a good person.  

Maybe he should've taken some speech classes in college.  That was tough to watch (the emotional stuff).   



Since: Jun 15, 2010
Posted on: August 13, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Video: Dennis Rodman Hall of Fame speech

sounds like a mind comtrol victem



Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 10:41 am
 

Video: Dennis Rodman Hall of Fame speech

What an AWESOME speech!! I love Dennis Rodman and his no BS attitude. He is defintely a one of a kind. Cool



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: August 13, 2011 8:00 am
 

Video: Dennis Rodman Hall of Fame speech

Very moving and surprisingly humble on his part. Well deserved 1st ballot Hall of Famer. Congrats Dennis!



Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 3:18 am
 

Video: Dennis Rodman Hall of Fame speech

one of the best ...TONS OF HEART!! 


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