Chicago Bulls legend Dennis Rodman was one of the main characters that were featured on episodes 3 and 4 of ESPN's The Last Dance docu-series covering Michael Jordan and the dynasty's last season prior to going their separate ways. The former two-time Defensive Player of the Year winner was described as a wild man, so to speak, but his contributions to the team's success was undeniable.
Actress/singer/model Carmen Electra, who was Rodman's girlfriend (and wife for an extremely brief time) during the infamous 1997-98 season, recently shared a hilarious tale about one of her many expeditions with Rodman. Electra recalled the time she literally had to hide from the great Jordan as he fetched Rodman from their hotel room.
Electra started her story off by sharing the wild ride that was their Las Vegas trip as a couple before Jordan barged in.
“I do remember being in Vegas with him. It was on. The party was starting right away,” Electra reflected, via Zach Seemayer of ET Online. “One thing about Dennis — he had to escape. He liked to go out. He liked to go to clubs. We'd go to his favorite restaurant. Then we'd go to a nightclub. Then we'd go to after hours. It didn't stop.”
“It was definitely an occupational hazard to be Dennis' girlfriend,” she added with a laugh. “He was wild.”
As it turns out, Electra did not even know that Rodman had left the team in order to be with her in Vegas. It came as an absolute shock to her when it was Jordan himself who fetched Rodman, though it should be pointed out that at this point the couple was back in Chicago and not still in Vegas.
“There's a knock on the door, and it's Michael Jordan,” Electra shared, remembering her embarrassment at the time. “And I hid. I didn't want him to see me like that.”
“So I'm just, like, hiding behind the couch with covers over me, [And Jordan goes], “Come on! We got to get to practice.”
To say that Rodman was one of a kind would be a huge understatement. This narrative is yet more proof of how legendary he was as a player well worth mentioning alongside Jordan.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the fact that the supposed hotel scene was actually in Rodman's apartment in Chicago and not in Las Vegas as initially implied by the episode.