This wasn’t covered on “The Last Dance.”
As compelling as Dennis Rodman’s stint with the Chicago Bulls was, ESPN’s documentary missed a juicy nugget while featuring the Hall of Fame forward on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Times got the scoop.
Rodman famously had a fling with actress and “Playboy” cover model Carmen Electra during his Bulls days that ultimately led to a short-lived marriage that resulted from a 1998 bender in Las Vegas.
Electra talked with the Times about the documentary. She said watching it was an emotional experience that made her want “to get up and cheer” and that “seeing Dennis back on the court brought tears to my eyes.”
She also said that part of Rodman’s courtship involved a surprise trip to the Bulls’ practice facility that included Popsicles and sex “all over the damn place.”
In her own words, per the Times.
“One day when the Bulls had an off day from practicing, Dennis said he had a surprise for me,” Electra said. “He blindfolds me and we get on his motorcycle. When he finally takes my blindfold off, we’re standing at the Bulls practice facility, center court. It was crazy, like two kids in a candy store.
“We were eating Popsicles from the fridge and pretty much having sex all over the damn place — in the physical therapy room, in the weight room. Obviously on the court.”
So yes. Dennis Rodman’s stint with the Bulls — and beyond — was indeed interesting despite ridiculous arguments otherwise.
Electra was candid with the Times — OK, that’s already been established — opening up about her party heyday in her 20s with Rodman. She talked about Rodman’s erratic behavior while recalling moments like being invited to the Bulls locker-room celebration after their 1998 NBA Finals win over the Utah Jazz.
“Dennis gave me his jersey — he was always throwing his jersey to fans,” Electra said. “I got pulled into the locker room really quickly, and suddenly I’m in there with the guys.
“Michael Jordan is popping bottles, champagne is being poured down my throat, in my hair and on my clothes. I was honored to be allowed in there.”
So while Electra’s and Rodman’s relationship was tumultuous and involved a 1999 Miami hotel incident that saw them both arrested for battery, it sounds like her memories of Rodman are overwhelmingly fond.
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