In 2005, he played for the ABA Tijuana Dragons in Baja California, México.
In 14 seasons, Rodman averaged 7.3 points and 13.1 rebounds. For seven consecutive years he led the league in rebounding, an NBA record.
Since retiring from the NBA, Newport Beach (Calif.) police have gone to Rodman's home more than 70 times because of loud parties. He also was convicted of drunken driving. In 2002, he was arrested for obstructing officers investigating a code violation at his seaside restaurant.
Choking up often during an emotional speech, Rodman was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night, giving a look at what's underneath all the tattoos and outrageous outfits that he became as famous for as anything he did on the court.
''I didn't play the game for the money, I didn't play the game to be famous,'' he said. ''What you see here is more just an illusion that I love to just be an individual that's very colorful.''
Although he was not an exceptional leaper, his timing, tenacity, and desire, combined with his ability to enrage opponents by holding, grabbing, and shoving, made Rodman one of the league’s top rebounders. He led the league in rebounding seven straight seasons (1991–92 to 1997–98), finishing with an astounding total of 11,954 in 14 professional seasons.
He tried his hand at acting in motion pictures and at professional wrestling but was not particularly successful in either of these fields. As time passed, Rodman, the author or coauthor of three works of autobiography—As Bad as I Wanna Be (1996), Walk on the Wild Side (1997), and I Should Be Dead by Now (2005)—found himself increasingly less in the limelight that he seemed to crave.
Curiously, Rodman didn't at first appear to be all that athletic or outward going. He was short for most of high school, just 5-6, and was cut from his high school football team and later quit the basketball team because he wasn't getting enough playing time.
He helped lead the Detroit Pistons and later the Chicago Bulls to multiple championships. He was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2011.
He makes news headlines with stories of that cover his latest hot-tempered antics on the court (such as head-butting referees), his unlikely romances (including a date with Madonna and his impromptu Las Vegas marriage to actress Carmen Electra), his off-the-court cross-dressing style, and his ever changing hair color. Rodman is willing to try it all.