Video: Dennis Rodman Jr. highlightsFreshman guard contributing for playoff-bound Corona del Mar.
sons of former NBA players are always the subject of a special brand of
curiosity – and scrutiny – when they decide to pursue the sport that
made their fathers famous. And when that dad is one of the most
controversial, charismatic and colorful personalities to ever play
professional basketball, the intrigue is going to be heightened.
There's no getting around that for Dennis Rodman Jr.
, a freshman playing varsity basketball this season Corona del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Yes, his father is The
Jr., who appeared at his father's side in 2011 when the Pistons retired
his No. 10, is listed as a 6-foot-3 guard and clearly has some
potential. He scored seven points in a Corona del Mar loss Tuesday night
and has played a major role all year for the 18-8 Sea Kings.
Worm played his last game in the NBA in 2000, capping a career that
included a long run with the Detroit Pistons in addition to stints with
San Antonio, Chicago, the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. He
was a member of 11 playoff teams, five world championship teams and is
regarded as one of the best defenders and rebounders in league history.
For those wondering what Dennis the Menace is up to these days, he's active on Twitter (@dennisrodman
and published a children's book called "Dennis the Wild Bull" in