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Dennis Rodman Quotes
Dennis Rodman Quotes
"A black player knows he can go out on th ecourt and kick a white player's ass." "A player dreams of being a superstar, but he doesn't want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph." "As long as I play ball, I can get any woman I want." "Black culture is something I don't relate to much at all." "Death has always had a prominent place in my mind. There are times when I think somebody might kill me." "Everybody's talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?" "Fifty percent of life in the NBA is sex. The other 50 percent is money." "For five years I've felt like the best prostitute in a high-class whorehouse. But all the other girls get paid more than I do." "For years the league has thought I've been on drugs. I would have burned out a long time ago if that was true." "I can score 20 points if I want to, but that's not my desire." "I can't begin to describe the amount of crap I've taken for being a lousy free-throw shooter." "I couldn't care less if the guy I'm guarding has HIV. I'm going to slam him anyway." "I didn't want to be known as Madonna's playboy, her boy toy." "I don't feel anything when I watch Shaquille O'Neal play. I don't feel anything coming off him." "I don't fit into the mold of the NBA man, and I think I've been punished financially for it." "I don't trust what this life has given me." "I don't want to be bulky and stiff." "I felt like calling attention to AIDS. I had the AIDS ribbon colored into my hair during the playoffs in '95." "I go out there and get my eyes gouged, my nose busted, my body slammed. I love the pain of the game." "I go out with white women. This makes a lot of people unhappy, mostly black women." "I knew I would have been just another nigger if I didn't play basketball." "I learned a lot I wouldn't have learned roaming the streets of Dallas." "I like to describe my life as a black hole with a little light out there." "I lost $35,000 in less than a week at the Mirage in Las Vegas." "I only weigh 220, so I have to do something to keep from being tossed around by all the guys who weigh 250 and more. I train hard, but I don't try to get too big." "I spent money, I slept with women around the league, but I always kept my mind on the game." "I spent my whole childhood looking for an escape." "I think marriage and athletes is a bad combination." "I thought it was pathetic: The league just decided that Grant Hill would go right to the top." "I understand what rappers are talking about. I think rap is less about educating people about the black community and more about making money." "I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks." "I was confused as a kid. I was confused about my sexual identity." "I wear women's leggings under my clothes, but no lingerie." "I went from five foot eleven to six foot eight, and the more ball I played, the more I caught on to the game." "I work my ass off in practice every day. How many other guys can say the same thing? Not many." "I'll be the judge of my own manliness." "I'm fighting against becoming soft. That's the worst thing you can say to a basketball player." "I'm going to come out and tell it like it is." "I'm hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge." "I'm not one of those leeching sons of bitches. I want to earn everything I get." "I'm nothing more than a sports slave." "I'm starting to see players copy what I do. I'm flattered." "I'm the basketball version of a gravedigger." "I'm trying to find new ways to make this game more attractive." "I've been homeless. I've worked at 7-Eleven." "I've got to give Larry Bird his due; he was a great player. He knew the game and he was smart." "If I want to wear a dress, I'll wear a dress." "If you're going to have sex, use a condom." "In jail I was just like everybody else, I was sitting there praying, feeling caged." "It's all about what they can get out of me." "John Stockton is the biggest cheap-shot artist in the league." "Karl Malone's too high-class for a bum like me." "Madonna wasn't an acrobat or anything, but the sex was good. I could tell she liked it." "Maybe my life isn't great. We don't have all the answers. Look at it from my side." "My feet are like gnarled old tree branches." "My last year with the Spurs, I was late to practice one time." "My rookie year, I was very immature." "People are threatened by me. Rich white, rich blacks, it doesn't matter." "Popovich wanted to be the guy who tamed Dennis Rodman." "Some people want to have controversy between the races." "Sometimes I'm not even satisfied when I got 6 points and 22 rebounds, because I'm always looking to do more." "The Bulls talked to just about every person who ever met me." "The doors fly open when you're a professional athlete." "The life I was leading was changing me into someone I didn't even know." "The NBA believes if you play for a team and get paid by a team, you're the property of that team for 24 hours a day." "The NBA's chosen ones think I'm setting a bad example? I think they need to look around and stop taking themselves so seriously." "The one thing I do that nobody else does is jump three and four times for one rebound." "The only time I'd played organized basketball was my sophomore year in high school, when I barely made the junior varsity team." "The people at the top of the league think they need to rein me in so I don't become another Michael Jordan, somebody they aren't able to mold and shape and make their puppet." "The Spurs couldn't put everything aside and just play the damn game." "There is so much hypocrisy in sports." "There's more impact if you burn somebody with your eyes, look straight into him and let him know with a look." "There's one thing everyone should understand: I like my character." "These people didn't know anything about black people, so the only thing they could imagine was the worst thing." "They didn't have a problem with me being wild and crazy when it came time to fill the arenas." "They say Elvis is dead. I say, no, you're looking at him. Elvis isn't dead; he just changed color." "This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is." "This whole huddle thing really pisses me off." "To hang out in a gay bar or put on a sequined halter top makes me feel like a total person." "When a high-profile personality lives like I do, everybody thinks that person is fated to die young." "When I hit bottom, I can attack the problem and get to where I want to be." "When I was 3, my father stopped coming home." "When they gave me that trophy, bro, I cried." "Wherever there's money, there's drugs, so to say drugs don't exist in the NBA would be stupid." "Why are there people out there who idolize Dennis Rodman? It baffles me." "Why should I try to make you believe the things I believe in?" "Wilt Chamberlain lied when he said he had 20,000 women." "With me, everything's right on the table." "You watch some teams these days and you wonder if they just met on the playground and decided to choose up sides."