“It was definitely an occupational hazard to be Dennis’ girlfriend. He was wild,” Carmen Electra, Dennis Rodman’s ex-wife, said in Netflix’s Chicago Bulls documentary “The Last Dance.”
She would know. Rodman and Electra were married briefly from 1998-1999. The few months they spent together included her accompanying the legendary NBA figure on the infamous Las Vegas trip that, according to The Wrap, is being turned into a feature-length film from Lionsgate. The movie will reportedly be called “48 Hours in Vegas.”
Per Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman’s trip to Las Vegas resulted from teammate Scottie Pippen’s return to the Bulls. Apparently, Rodman had gone against his wild nature to be on his best behavior in his teammate’s absence. But once Pippen came back, he needed to let loose.
After getting a hesitant okay from then-Bulls coach Phil Jackson, Rodman and Electra left Chicago to spend a weekend in Sin City. Long story short, Dennis Rodman’s excursion lived up to the city’s nickname. And it apparently got the better of him.
“He didn’t come back on time. We had to go get his ass out of bed. And I’m not going to say what’s in his bed or where he was,” Michael Jordan said in “The Last Dance.”
Keep in mind this all happened during the 1997-1998 NBA season. The year the Bulls were looking to win their third consecutive championship.
“There’s a knock on the door. It’s Michael Jordan. I hid. I didn’t want him to see me like that, so I’m just hiding behind the couch with covers over me,” Carmen Electra said in “The Last Dance.”
Dennis Rodman Himself Is Set to Be An Executive Producer on the Movie
At least Dennis Rodman is on board with the movie adaption of his two-night bender in Las Vegas. He’s signed on as an executive producer. Though, it’s unclear how much of the experience he truly remembers detail for detail. But writer Jordan Vandina of “Animaniacs” fame will certainly have fun filling in the blanks.
“48 Hours in Vegas” will also be produced by Aditya Sood, Phil Lord, and Chris Miller, per The Wrap.
“There’s only one Dennis Rodman. In 1998, there was nobody on Earth who’d be more fun – or maybe more dangerous – to party with,” And yet that’s not even half of who he is,” said Lionsgate President Nathan Kahane. “This movie takes you on an unforgettable ride with the myth, the legend, and also the man that Dennis is, behind everything you think you know.”
The movie promises to be an entertaining journey based on a true story. And to think the story only got out there because Michael Jordan finally agreed to participate in the 2020 Netflix documentary “The Last Dance.” It’s still too early in the process for a release date.