People sometimes forget that Dennis Rodman stats are some of the more impressive ever put up in the history of the NBA. Because of his eccentric behavior, Dennis Rodman stats are often forgotten. For example, it can be difficult for a radio show host to discuss Dennis Rodman stats with Rodman himself when the host can clearly hear that Rodman is having sex during the interview. But getting some oral sex during a radio interview does not diminish Rodman's career accomplishments. Here are some Dennis Rodman stats that you may not be aware of, but help to tell his basketball story.
- Number of NBA Championships: five Because Rodman put himself in the freak's spotlight so many times in his career, people forget that he was a key component in five NBA championship teams. Rodman won the championship with the Detroit Pistons in 1989 and 1990, and later in his career he joined some guy named Michael Jordan in Chicago for championships in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
- Number of times Rodman was the league rebounding champion: four Dennis Rodman stats usually center around defense because Rodman was known as a fierce defensive rebounder. He would crash under the boards and fight for the ball until he came up with it. He led the league in rebounding four times in his career and three of those years were consecutive from the 1991 to 1992 season to the 1993 to 1994 season. He led the league in rebounds again as a member of the Chicago Bulls championship team of the 1997 to 1998 season. As a side note, Dennis Rodman stats for rebounds per game were even more impressive than his season stats. From the 1991 to 1992 season to 1997 to 1998 (seven consecutive seasons) Rodman led the league in average number of rebounds per game.
- Number of career personal fouls: 2,843 Dennis Rodman played in 911 NBA games throughout his career and he committed an average of a little more than three personal fouls per game. Rodman's nickname was "The Worm." It was given to him for his six-foot seven-inch tall, 210 pound frame and his ability to get under the opponent's skin. Unfortunately for Rodman, he also managed to get under the skin of NBA referees. Rodman never won many arguments on the court and most games ended with him ripping off his jersey after being ejected for the night.
- Career three-point shooting percentage: .231 In an attempt to prove that the strength of his game was under the basket on defense, Dennis Rodman would occasionally wander to the three-point line and take a shot. No matter how hard Rodman tried, he only made two out of every ten three-point shots he attempted. Overall, Rodman was not sought out for his offensive prowess. His extremely poor three-point shooting percentage was an indication of why teams never expected Rodman to shoot the ball.
- Number of time he appeared in public wearing a wedding dress: one Dennis Rodman was not necessarily a master at public relations, but he knew how to get people's attention. In 1996, Rodman was getting ready to release his book "As Bad As I Wanna Be." As part of the promotion, Rodman announced that he would be married in a public ceremony. What wound up happening was that Rodman appeared in a wedding dress in the middle of New York City and announced that he was going to marry himself.