A wild ride inside the glowing head of Dennis Rodman--the NBA's greatest rebounder and America's most outspoken and outrageous athlete.
When Sports Illustrated put the man they call "America's most provocative athlete" on their cover, they sold more copies than any other issue they had sold in a decade (except the swimsuit issue). Why? Because Dennis Rodman, superstar basketball player who joined the Chicago Bulls for the 1996 season, has more in common with Mick Jagger than with his new teammate Michael Jordan. With his body-covering tattoos and ever-changing fluorescent hair, Rodman's sideline antics and celebrated benchings have captivated sports fans as much as his record-breaking on-court performances and earned him a reputation as a rebel with the same penchant for shocking behavior as his on-again off-again squeeze, Madonna. In Bad as I Wanna Be he shares his surprising and candid opinions on everything from fame, money, and race relations, to sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll--and he'll talk about his life, from going to prison for stealing watches to his daughter, the light of his life.
At a time when most celebrities and professional athletes try to control their public personas like politicians and refrain from expressing their true beliefs, Dennis Rodman is a refreshingly unique, uncompromising individual who both transcends his world and refuses to conform to it. Bad as I Wanna Be is as candid, intriguing, and unforgettable as he is.
|Publisher:||NewStar Media, Incorporated|
|Edition description:||Abridged, 2 Cassettes|
|Product dimensions:||4.21(w) x 6.94(h) x 0.61(d)|
About the Author
Dennis Rodman is a seven-time NBA rebounding champion. He earned five NBA championships rings in his 14-year career: 1989 and ’90 with the Detroit Pistons and 1996, ’97, and ’98 with the Chicago Bulls. He has also been named Defensive Player of the Year twice (1990, ’91); All-NBA Third Team twice (1992, ’95); All-Defensive First Team seven times (1989-92, ’93, ’95, ’96); and an NBA All-Star twice (1990, ’92). In 2011, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Rodman is the author of two other books: Bad As I Wanna Be (1994), a New York Times bestseller that reached #1; and Walk on the Wild Side (1997).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really liked this book. It told a true story and it was well written. It was my favorite biography i have read yet! The book tells about his struggles throughout life and all the stereotypes he has been given. A MUST READ!
As BAd as I Wanna Be written by Dennis Rodman and Tim Keown. Is an interview about Dennis' life, all through out Rodman's life he has struggled to do better for him self but it's not easy for a man who lives in the getto. Dennis finally found what he wanted to do after his sisters told him to try out basketball and use the hieght he had as an advantage. Dennis takes their advise and he notices things he never could do like dunk or rebound the ball so easilly. I think that the people who think that Dennis is not worth the time should read this book and judge him by the book and not by its cover. I think that peolpe will finally understand him and they will feel diffrent about him.
Unlike you would expect, Dennis Rodman gives us a mystical adventure about his life. From his 'Bad Boys' days in Detroit to a big disaster in San Antonio, then accepting what the Chicago Bulls had to offer. Rodman also tells about a six month relationship with Madonna, and chapters about serious issues in the NBA, and life today. All I can say is that Rodman don't tell no bull.
Dennis is probably the most misinterpreted individual in the NBA. Im a big time basketball fan and was pretty skeptical of reading this book, but after picking it up I could not put it down. I came to realize that this guy (Rodman) is just the same as many of us...unfortunate for him, he's in the spot light.
I think that this book is an absolute masterpiece. The way that they word things is very explanitory and I really enjoyed it. Plus Rodman Rules.