Dennis Rodman brings musical connection to 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement

Dennis Rodman (credit: Steve Lipofsky)

Dennis Rodman (see photo), the eccentric NBA rebounding great who once wrote a book entitled “Bad as I Wanna Be,” apparently found much pathos in the genre of grunge music over the course of his career, at least according to comments he made to the media during Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement week in Springfield, Mass. Thursday.

In an article posted online via Rodman said:

“Every time I was at the gym or in the locker room, any time I did anything, I put on Pearl Jam and listened to Eddie Vedder.”

“It wasn’t so much the band but Eddie, speaking straight through his heart.”

While such comments weren’t the only connections Rodman has made to Pearl Jam over the years, they also were not the only musical cornerstones “The Worm” cited during his time in the Birthplace of Basketball.

Watch video of Rodman speaking to the press at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame here:

When asked about his choice of fashion for the Enshrinement ceremony itself, the man who once donned a wedding dress for a book signing said Elton John was one potent source of inspiration.

And as you can see from pictures here, Rodman didn’t disappoint, even working a quick wardrobe change into the moments before his speech.

Though next year’s nominees for the hall have yet to be revealed, it certainly looks like they will have one tough act to follow. So as a start, may I suggest prospective honorees take a page out of another member of the class of 2011’s book and go full fur.

Couldn’t hurt right? And what look could better suited for the New England heat in August?

You’re move ballplayers.

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Author: Michael Cimaomo

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