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Ever since the news broke that the stunningly beautiful Dennis Rodman told Michael Jordan that he loved him in front of millions of people in the 1997 documentary “Last Dance”, fans have been trying to figure out the details of the bizarre affair.
The world of sports and entertainment is a small one, and it seems the little things can sometimes matter the most. The career and legacy of legendary basketball player Michael Jordan is a prime example: we know he’s the best ever because he went to the NBA Finals 13 straight times, and one of those championships came as a member of the legendary team called “The Jordan’s” as he and his teammates made the 1996-97 season one to remember. The story of Michael Jordan’s basketball career has been detailed time and time again over the past two decades, but the tale behind the 1996-97 season continues to fascinate and make the movie industry salivate like never before. Today, we bring you a tale of epic proportions
The story of Dennis Rodman taking what was meant to be a 48-hour vacation to Las Vegas halfway through the 1997-98 season was undoubtedly one of the most amusing to come out of last year’s Chicago Bulls documentary, The Last Dance. Of course, we know that Rodman did not return within 48 hours, prompting Michael Jordan to intervene, resulting in an explosive confrontation with Carmen Electra.
Now, if you were disappointed that you didn’t get a little more information on the saga while watching The Last Dance, you’re in luck because a feature film based on Rodman’s trip to Sin City called 48 Hours in Las Vegas is in the works at Lionsgate, with “The Worm” himself serving as an executive producer. However, as is customary in Hollywood, some liberties will presumably be made.
In 1998, Dennis Rodman took a 48-hour break from the Bulls and had to be re-acquainted with the team by Michael Jordan.
Here’s a quick recap for anyone who haven’t seen The Last Dance or aren’t familiar with the tale.
Because Scottie Pippen was out for the first 35 games of the 1997-98 season due to postponed foot surgery, Jordan and Bulls head coach Phil Jackson requested Rodman to take on a bit more responsibility, which he gladly accepted. But it seemed to have taken a toll on him, and not long after Pippen returned, Rodman requested a 48-hour vacation from the team, which Jackson approved.
When Jordan inquired what he was going to do, Rodman said that he was heading to Las Vegas. Jordan warned Jackson that if he let him travel to Vegas, the Bulls “ain’t gonna to get that guy back in 48 hours,” which they didn’t, as he recounted in The Last Dance.
While Rodman had returned to Chicago from Las Vegas, he had still failed to make his deadline, prompting Jordan to go to Rodman’s residence and “get his ass out of bed.” Electra provided a condensed (or modified) account of what happened when Jordan appeared in the documentary, but she expanded on it in an interview with the Los Angeles Times not long after The Last Dance premiered.
“I was buzzed, and we were laying on the floor nude. Dennis rises to respond, only to be greeted by Michael Jordan! I sprang up and attempted to flee. Dennis was in serious danger, and I knew it. That was a huge thing and a complete surprise to me.”
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So, let’s talk about this film.
Rodman will serve as executive producer on a feature film based on his memorable trip to Las Vegas.
Dennis Rodman at Bruce Willis’ Comedy Central Roast in 2018 | Steve Granitz/WireImage
Rodman will act as an executive producer on the film 48 Hours in Vegas, which will document his journey to Las Vegas, according to Deadline.
During the epidemic, Jordan VanDina penned the screenplay (perhaps after seeing The Last Dance), and Lionsgate was reportedly quite active in acquiring the rights. 48 Hours in Vegas will be produced by Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Aditya Sood, and Lionsgate is obviously excited about the idea.
“Dennis Rodman is the only Dennis Rodman there is. Nobody on Earth would be more fun – or maybe more hazardous – to party with in 1998. That, however, is just part of who he is. This film takes you on an amazing journey with Dennis, the myth, legend, and man behind everything you believe you know.”
Nathan Kahane, president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, discusses the upcoming Dennis Rodman film 48 Hours in Vegas.
At this point, it’s uncertain if Rodman’s return to Chicago and Jordan’s arrival at his door will be included in 48 Hours in Vegas. And we really hope that it does. But we do know that the date of his journey in the film does not seem to correspond to when it occurred in actuality.
The movie seems to take place during the 1998 NBA Finals, rather than the regular season.
According to a press release for 48 Hours in Vegas, the film will depict Rodman and his “skittish assistant GM” partying in Sin City during the 1998 NBA Finals, when the Bulls faced the Utah Jazz, rather than during the regular season. While this adds a layer of drama to the film, it isn’t entirely true. That is, however, Hollywood for you.
However, there is some truth to Rodman abandoning the Bulls during the 1998 Finals, as he famously skipped practice to appear on WCW Monday Nitro with Hulk Hogan as part of the legendary New World Order stable. That excursion, however, was to his old haunts in Detroit, not Las Vegas. And he wasn’t gone for 48 hours at that point, and he didn’t need Jordan to pull him back to practice.
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