Dennis Rodman is always full of surprises. He pulled a huge one during Tuesday's press conference for an NBA "alumni" exhibition game in the Philippines when he invited his father to come watch the following night's game.
The two men had been estranged for more than four decades, although Philander Rodman Jr. says he has tried to make contact with his famous son many times since then.
But the basketball Hall of Famer surprised his father by telling reporters Tuesday: “I don't hate the guy that brought me into this world. The fact is, if I saw him, I'll just tell him, 'You know, you're a friend of mine.' "
Philander Rodman, who has lived in the Philippines for nearly 50 years, attended the game Wednesday wearing a hat that read, “Yes, Dennis Rodman is my son.” During a break with seconds left in the game, Rodman grabbed a microphone, acknowledged his father's presence and pointed to the 71-year-old Vietnam War veteran.