Controversial, and rather flamboyant former Chicago Bulls basketball star Dennis Rodman is reportedly going to author a children’s book. The retired sport star who is probably more famous for his piercings, tattoos, fiery temper, and knack for cross-dressing than his basketball skills, is working on a storybook called Dennis The Wild Bull, due for release later this year.
Rodman has teamed up with author/screenwriter Dustin Warburton for the project, which he hopes will convey positive messages to a younger audience.
Warburton says, “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.”
The news is interesting, as Rodman was recently found guilty of four counts of contempt for failing to pay child support. He was sentenced to over 100 hours of community service. Perhaps the children’s book is an idea to repair his image, and more importantly, his relationship with his children.