The latest episodes of The Last Dance heavily focused on Dennis Rodman — one of the more unique personalities the game has ever seen — and his “48-hour vacation” to Las Vegas in the middle of the season.
Plenty of fans weren’t familiar with the story as Rodman asked head coach Phil Jackson for a vacation to blow off steam. We watched footage of Rodman approaching a motorcycle with a Miller Lite in hand and riding off onto his vacation.
The stories from that particular vacation were wild, and apparently, it all came as a surprise to Rodman’s son, Dennis “D.J.” Rodman Jr.
D.J., coming off his freshman season at Washington State, discussed the episode in an Instagram Live chat. He said that he knew about all the stories from the episode … except for the vacation. That’s a big “except” there.
“I knew about everything else but not that.
“I didn’t know that you could do that. I didn’t know that you could go up to your coach and be like, ‘Hey, I need a vacation.’”
Could you imagine finding out that Michael Jordan had to hunt down your dad in Vegas while Carmen Electra hid in a hotel room? What a story to learn about a parent from a TV documentary.
He seemed to enjoy finding out about it, though.