“The Worm” was a different breed
If you watched last night’s two installments of The Last Dance, you heard all about Dennis Rodman’s midseason vacation to Las Vegas and how his girlfriend Carmen Electra tried to hide when Michael Jordan himself went to pull Rodman out of bed.
If you’re like me, the Rodman-centric third episode of the documentary left you wishing there was an entire “30 for 30” just about the Worm. (UPDATE: Actually, they made one in 2019.) Judging by the interview Electra gave to Greg Braxton of the Los Angeles Times, there would be more than enough material for one all about their relationship.
Electra told Braxton how she and Rodman met at a Los Angeles night club and quickly began a whirlwind romance. She would fly to Chicago to see the Bulls play and cry on the flight home because she already missed Rodman.
When the couple was able to get together, they made the most of it. Electra detailed one particularly eventful off day spent with Rodman at his workplace.
“One day when the Bulls had an off day from practicing, Dennis said he had a surprise for me,” Electra told the Times. “He blindfolds me and we get on his motorcycle. When he finally takes my blindfold off, we’re standing at the Bulls practice facility, center court. It was crazy, like two kids in a candy store. We were eating Popsicles from the fridge and pretty much having sex all over the damn place—in the physical therapy room, in the weight room. Obviously on the court.”
“Obviously” on the court.
Just another reason why there’s nobody in the NBA these days quite like Dennis Rodman.
There was even more incredible Carmen Electra material that got cut
Because The Last Dance is a basketball documentary, Electra played only a small part in the Rodman portion of the film. That’s not because director Jason Hehir didn’t get anything good out of her, though.
Hehir revealed on ESPN’s Jalen & Jacoby Aftershow that he was forced to cut the wild story of Electra and Rodman’s first date.
Electra said that Rodman got on the highway driving the wrong way and was dodging oncoming cars.
“There are so many little things that we couldn’t fit into this,” Hehir said. “Some chapters deserve to be longer than 50 minutes but we had to get it down. She saw him. She saw the Dennis out in public. She saw the shy, vulnerable Dennis when they were behind closed doors and everything in between. I’ll never forget that story of her saying that he gets on the exit ramp, she’s like ‘What are you doing?’...and he’s driving against the traffic on the freeway.”
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