Rodman One Of 27 Kids, Dad Is Named Philander

A recent piece by the MIAMI HERALD’s Dan Le Batard dredged this forgotten, glorious gem about Dennis Rodman:

Dennis Rodman's Father: Philander Rodman 27 Kids

(Two words Reality Show producers: Family. Reunion.)

Rodman’s father’s name was, no lie, Philander. Dennis never knew him. It has been reported that Philander Rodman has 27 kids by four women.

27 kids? But what about the report of Rodman having 45 brothers and sisters?

JET Magazine had a piece on Philander back in 1996, noting that he was “bursting with pride” about his son. The WASHINGTON POST also reported in ‘96:

Philander Rodman said he now writes and sends faxes to Dennis frequently, asking to be able to see him again, but has never received a reply.

Jet also reported there’s a Philander Rodman III who played hoops at the Univ. of Idaho. And it turns out there’s a Philander IV (nicknamed “bigfoot”) who was signed by a pro team in the Philippines as a publicity stunt.

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