Dennis Rodman meets estranged father after 4 decades
After 42 years of separation, former NBA star Dennis Rodman met his father after an exhibition game in the Philippines.
Philander Rodman Jr. has been living in the Philippines for nearly 50 years, said he wanted to explain to his son that he didn’t abandon his family in the United States, but they only had time for greetings and handshakes.
Rodman even took a moment to acknowledge his father before a large crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena for the All-Star Basketball Challenge between select NBA legends and PBA Greats.
“I haven’t seen my father in 42 years, but that’s him sitting right there,” said Rodman, pointing to the patron section Arena where his father stood, waving to the crowd.
The elder Rodman has been living in the Philippines since the 70s, is the owner of a burger joint, “Rodman’s Rainbow Obamaburger” in Angeles City, Pampanga where he sells rainbow-colored buns, reminiscent of his son’ psychedelic hairdo.
Dennis told reporters, “I don’t hate my father. Everyone here knows that my father lives in this country. I don’t hate him.”