Legendary Rodman trip to Las Vegas during 1998 season inspires movie

A few of the very best parts of The Last Dance documentary were Dennis Rodman’s minutes.

That includes his famous journey to Las Vegas in the middle of the 1998 NBA season. Scottie Pippen had actually been out hurt early in the season, Rodman needed to step up and be the No. 2 on the group, and in the words of Michael Jordan in The Last Dance, “When Scottie was out, Dennis was a model citizen, to the point where it was driving him f****** insane.”

After Pippen returned, Rodman asked Phil Jackson for two days far from the group, and Jackson stated yes. Quickly Rodman was off to Las Vegas with then sweetheart Carmen Electra. And there was no other way that was just going to last two days.

That Vegas journey is now the motivation for a motion picture entitled “48 Hours in Vegas.” Lionsgate has actually purchased the rights, reports Justin Kroll at Due Date. Rodman himself is an executive manufacturer.

“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,” stated Nathan Kahane, president of Lionsgate’s Movie Group. “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. We could not be more thrilled to be working with Phil, Chris, Aditya, Ari, Will, and Jordan, and above all, Dennis, whose amazing career and life will make for an off-the-wall hilarious yet completely human and emotional movie. You think you know anything about ’The Worm’? Just you wait!”

The script hasn’t been composed (Jordan VanDina) — it will focus on a skittish young assistant GM sent out to view Rodman and the star gamer, who eventually assist each other — and no stars have actually been cast…

And I’m all in. I will exist opening night with the big tub of popcorn and the Sour Spot Children.

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Report: Legendary Rodman journey to Las Vegas throughout 1998 season influences motion picture initially appeared on NBCSports.com

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