Dennis Rodman Joins Basketball Hall of Fame: Dennis Rodman entered the Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday, delivering an emotional speech in which he praised his coaches and teammates and pulled no punches about his own personal failings. "If anyone asks if I have any regrets in your career being a basketball player, I say I have one regret: I wish I was a better father," said Rodman, his three children in the audience. Rodman bitterly mentioned his own father Philander Rodman Jr., who has 27 children by four different wives and wrote a book about his son. "He made a lot of money, but he never came and said hello to me," Dennis Rodman said. "But that didn't stop me from persevering."