The world would be a far less entertaining place without Dennis Rodman. The former NBA rebound gobbler is known for pulling stunts and pushing the envelope. From staging a personal sit-in on the court during a game to wearing a wedding dress to promote his book, Rodman has seemingly seen and done it all.
But leave it to the creative mind of the five-time NBA champion to find yet another way to expand his career portfolio.
Rodman is launching a topless women’s basketball team to represent Headquarters Gentlemen’s Club, a New York strip club. The two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year will coach the team, obviously.
“I don’t know too many men that don’t like a good-looking woman running up and down around the court,” Rodman told the New York Post.
HA! Amazing. I guess it’s all good, as long as Rodman doesn’t name his team “Gold Club.”
We can’t give Rodman all of the creative credit for this business venture as he got the idea from former Atlanta Hawk Spud Webb who had helped rival strip club Rick’s Cabaret start a topless team. According to the New York Post:
"[Rodman] launched his team effort after Rick’s Cabaret announced in November that it had formed Rick’s Basketball Association to cheer up forlorn NBA fans during the lockout. Teams popped up in several cities, but the league was disbanded when the lockout ended. Webb is now back at his regular job [running the NBA D-League team, Texas Legends]."
Rodman is such a piece of work, telling the Post, “You don’t have to have too much experience, just know how to throw the ball into the hole.” Rodman says players must be at least 5-foot-10, but no word on whether or not there is a cup size requirement.
Should this team get off the ground, have no fear when the ladies come on to the court clothed. You’ll get your money’s worth. “They’ll come out in a T-shirt or a tank top, but when the game starts, they’ll go topless,” said Rodman.