Former bad boy and NBA star Dennis Rodman (pictured), whose wild and crazy on-and-off the court antics have secured him a spot in the Loonies Hall of Fame, is in the process of penning a children’s book that is reportedly due out later this year, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Rodman, whose touchy temper has landed him in plenty of hot water, is reportedly hard at work on a storybook entitled “Dennis the Wild Bull.” Rodman, who has teamed up with author and screenwriter Dustin Warburton, is reportedly hoping to convey a positive message to the little tykes.
According to Warburton:
“What excited me about this project is the fact that not only is Dennis a great guy, but he has accomplished things in his life many people never come close to achieving. The years of dedication and hard work that brought him to the top-level is what I’m interested in conveying, and I believe it is going to spread a good message to our country’s youth. Children are our future and Dennis has a lot of great lessons to convey, so needless to say, it’s not only going to be fun, it’s going to spread a positive message, which is what children’s books are all about.”
Rodman recently made headlines when he reconnected with his dad, Philander Rodman, Jr., who was absent for most of his life. Rodman Jr.has lived in the Philippines for 50 years and has admitted to fathering 29 children by 16 women.
Rodman thinks the children’s book will help him improve the relationship he currently has with his own children. In May, Rodman was sentenced to 104 hours of community service and three years of informal probation for failing to pay more than $253,000 in back child support. Rodman eventually agreed to pay $5,000 up front and then pay monthly installments. A judge approved the deal earlier this month.
So hopefully, Rodman’s new book, which can actually be pre-ordered for $30 at wildrbull.blogspot.com, will help him pay off his whopping child support tab.