Dennis Rodman was one of the most eccentric players of all-time. He was often in the spotlight because of his incredible ability to party all night long like a rock-star and come to the game or practice the next day fresh as a daisy. Rodman enjoyed the superstar status he had while playing with the Chicago Bulls, and that didn’t stop him from attending parties or casinos even during the NBA finals.
In a podcast with Joe Rogan, Billy Corgan shared a funny Rodman story from back in the day. The year was 1997, and the Bulls were playing the Utah Jazz in the NBA finals. At that time, Dennis Rodman and the rest of the Bulls squad hung a lot with Corgan.
The year was 1997, and the Chicago Bulls were playing the Utah Jazz in the NBA finals. At that time Dennis Rodman and the rest of the Bulls squad was hanging a lot with Corgan.
During the Bulls’ off day between games, Rodman called one of his billionaire friends and jumped on his private jet to Las Vegas, where they meet with Billy Corgan. Rodman and Corgan stayed up all night long drinking and partying, while Rodman, at one point, got so drunk he was throwing dice outside the craps table.
The next morning after zero sleep, Rodman and Corgan took the private jet back to Utah for the press conference and shot around with the team. Corgan had a massive hangover while Rodman, on the other hand, looked totally fine like he hasn’t even gone out the night before.
The press conference ended around 11 am, and Dennis suggested they should go back to Vegas. Corgan was surprised, to say the least, and couldn’t believe Rodman had the energy and desire to go back after a sleepless night.
Unfortunately for Rodman, Corgan declined. Although he was upset with Corgan, that didn’t stop him from boarding another plane back to Vegas, this time it was a commercial flight.
Corgan left the Jazz practice facility and bumped into Phil Jackson and his family. Phil gave him the look of death because, in Jackson’s mind, it was Corgan was the bad influence and the one responsible for Rodman’s trips to Vegas.
Nothing seemed to stop Rodman from having a productive series. The Bulls ended up winning in six games, and Dennis again proved that he was a force to be reckoned with.