Dennis Rodman probably isn't a parent's first-choice role model for children. One of the NBA's former "bad boys," Rodman has been in the center of controversies both on and off the court. But now the Hall of Famer is trying to use his life experiences to help teach children.
Rodman has written a children's book called Dennis the Wild Bull, according to TMZ.com. Set for release later this year, the book's purpose is to convey "good lessons to children based on Dennis' own experiences as a world-class athlete while overcoming obstacles as a child," according to the book's website.
Rodman made a name for himself in the NBA with his knack for rebounding and stifling defense, winning the Defensive Player of the Year award twice. He also was known for his unique appearance, dying his hair in bright colors to go along with many piercings and tattoos.
The five-time NBA champion was often involved in altercations with players and officials on the court, and he had troubles off the court, too. He tried to commit suicide in 1993, has been divorced several times and has battled alcohol addiction.
With all the ups and downs of his professional career and personal life, Rodman has plenty of experiences to draw from for a book. Whether those experiences are appropriate to teach children is another question.