We know there are few constants in life, but among them, death and taxes, of course, is the fact that former NBA star Dennis Rodman never will. not be news. Even your old news can turn back into news, and for an example of this, look no further than the internet’s recent obsession with the fact that Rodman dated Madonna more than two decades ago.
Unlike Madonna, Rodman is known to be candid with the press about his alleged 1994 relationship with the pop singer, but his account of the nature of their relationship has changed considerably over time.
Interest in Rodman’s decades-old date with Madonna was rekindled in the wake of ESPN’s 10-part documentary The Last Dance , which chronicles the heyday of the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s. Which chronicles the heyday of the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s. (After getting the Spurs started, Rodman went on to play for the Bulls from 1995 to 1998.) The third and fourth episodes of the docuseries, which ESPN aired alongside Netflix on April 26, 2023, featured Rodman prominently, including a clip from the 1995 interview in which he reluctantly answers questions about his potential lover.
Were Madonna and Dennis Rodman ‘just friends’?
In the above 90s ESPN Clip, Dennis Rodman, between receiving reprimands for his flamboyant and blatant behavior on the court, which included dyeing the bright colors of his hair, painting his nails, and taking off his shoes during games, ranked his relationship with Madonna as an “adventure” “and referred to the artist as just a” friend “. I didn’t know her that well. I mean, I knew her, but we talked a lot and that was it, “said Rodman at the time.
“We get along very well … We are friends,” he added, “and that’s it.” Rodonna’s descent from Madonna to the friend zone is in stark contrast to her later accounts. Along with his account of alleged failed attempts at conception, the former basketball MVP stated in his biography Malo how I want to be that during the entirety of his “adventure” – recast as a full relationship in the book – Rodman refused to “fall” about the singer during their sexual encounters (via Vulture )
Rodman also claimed in the book that Madonna constantly sent faxes of basketball players, stating how much she “wanted to be with [Rodman],” and that she missed him during their separate times (via FanBuzz ) According to Rodman, The hype surrounding her partner culminated in an alleged photoshoot for an AMBIENT magazine cover story in 1994, although the cover, like their relationship, was eventually scrapped.
Decades later Dennis Rodman still can’t stop talking about Madonna
Despite the fact that more than 20 years have passed since Dennis Rodman and Madonna were an article, Rodman apparently has not gotten tired of talking about it. During a 2019 interview with radio station 105.1’s The Breakfast Club , Rodman disclosed that the iconic pop star once allegedly offered her $ 20 million to conceive a child with her.
According to Bleach Report, Rodman alleged that Madonna called him while on a leisure trip to Las Vegas, in the midst of “rolling the dice” at a casino, to tell the five-time NBA champion that he was ovulating. While Rodman was broadcasting, the basketball star boarded a flight to New York, courtesy of Madonna, to meet her and, well, participate in the acts necessary for conception.
Although Rodman’s story is only anecdotal at best, the two provided the media with plenty of fodder during their highly publicized relationship in the mid-1990s. According to The Washington Post , Madonna frequented the locker room to visit Rodman during his tumultuous two-season tenure with the San Antonio Spurs, which when combined with antics on and off Rodman’s court (such as missing or being late for games, incurring fines for misconduct in the court, and receiving strict warnings from then NBA Commissioner David Stern were reason enough to kick him out of the team.
While Rodman’s story has never been confirmed by Madonna, he had something to say about his alleged account: “I tried.”