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Rodman will arrive at Hall of Fame via helicopter. With acrobats.

Aug 11, 2011, 9:36 AM EDT

Dennis Rodman AP

You knew Dennis Rodman going into the Hall of Fame was going to be a spectacular show, one way or another.

But did you expect helicopters and acrobats? Well, yes, we kind of did.

And we will not be disappointed, according to Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald (via SLAM).

Aventura’s Dennis Rodman told us Tuesday he will arrive at his Basketball Hall of Fame induction Friday by helicopter. He wanted to enter the Hall on a colorful float, “but they wouldn’t let me block off the street” in Springfield, Mass.

He said he will hire acrobats to perform and “a couple of my outfits will be ‘out there.’ Whatever might be too zany is not too zany.” His marketing agent, Floyd Ragland, said Rodman is spending $60,000 to fly in Penny Marshall, Howard Stern and other friends. Phil Jackson is Rodman’s presenter.

Rodman uses the word “zany?”

By the way, the fact Phil Jackson is showing up to present Rodman and Tex Winter is the ultimate sign of respect from the coach with more rings than anyone — he hates these kind of glad-handing events. But for these two men, he will be there.

  1. edmazeing1 - Aug 11, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    That will be original but would have more entertaining, if he had not said what he was going to do. On another note thats good to hear Dennis still has money I figure he would be broke by now, sorry Rodman!!!

  2. mannyicey - Aug 11, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    This is probably the only time when someone will be flown into the Hall of Fame ceremony via helicopter with flying acrobats, dresses and weird clothes on display and possibly being in drag- and it’s not really news.

  3. yournuts - Aug 11, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Its very sad that a day of celebration will be turned into a weird extravaganza. It’s nice that Dennis wants to invite his close friends, Penny Marshall and Howard Stern to his induction ceremony but to turn it into a 3 ring circus is just a degenerate way to show respect to the Hall of Fame.

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