Although you most likely will not see the look duplicated on the red carpet for next month’s Emmy Awards; Dennis Rodman certainly made a fashion statement Friday night, when he was inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Following in the style of rockers George Clinton and Sly Stone, but with his own unique twist, Rodman actually wore two different outfits. He came into the hallway wearing a cowboy hat with feathers and a gray suit and scarf with a black boa. When he took to the podium to give his acceptance speech, he had changed to a look out of “Pirates Of The Caribbean” with ruffled sleeves and a black jacket emblazoned with Bulls, Pistons on the back. Rodman won two NBA Titles with Detroit and three with Chicago during his career.
The “Associated Press” reported the former power forward told the crowd “I didn’t play the game for the money, I didn’t play the game to be famous. What you see here is more just an illusion that I love to just be an individual that’s very colorful.”
Former Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Chris Mullin was also inducted on Friday night. Also named to the hall were; former ABA and NBA center Artis Gilmore, former Boston Celtics player and coach Tom “Satch” Sanders, Tex Winter; who brought the triangle offense to the NBA and the late Harlem Globetrotters star Reece “Goose” Tatum. Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer, Philadelphia University coach Herb Magee, Olympic star Teresa Edwards and big man Arvydas Sabonis were the other members of the class of 2011.