*Dennis Rodman says he doesn’t deserve the tribute that he’s scheduled to receive tonight in Detroit.
The former NBA star says he doesn’t think his No. 10 jersey should be retired because he wasn’t the most important member of the championship winning Detroit Pistons team, reports the Detroit Free Press.
The jersey’s scheduled rise to the rafters will take place during the halftime show of tonight’s Pistons-Bulls game at The Palace.
Speaking ahead of the tribute, the 49-year-old told the paper, “I thought it was an April Fools’ joke when they called me about it the first time. I was shocked. I don’t think I should have my jersey retired because I was probably the fifth most important guy on those teams.”
Rodman admitted that it will be “very emotional” walking back into the famous venue for “the first time in years,” and added, “I was little nervous about coming back at first. But it’s great seeing everybody.”
As well as his record breaking career at the Pistons, Rodman also played for the San Antonio Spurs, the Chicago Bulls, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Dallas Mavericks, Orange County Crush, the Tijuana Dragons and in England for the Brighton Bears.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Dennis Rodman has been ordered to pay more than $42,000 in back taxes to the State of California.