NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman finally met his estranged father Philander Rodman for the fist time after 42 years.
Dennis was in the Phillipines for an Exhibition game, and his father, Philander Rodman Jr., who has fully admitted fathering 29 children by 16 different mothers, says he was happy and surprised that his son agreed to meet him late Wednesday.
“It was great,” he said Thursday of the first time he held his son’s hands since they last met in December 1969.
“I’ve been trying to meet him for years. And then last night, boom, I met him. I was really, really happy and very surprised,” he told The Associated Press.
Philander, who has been living in the Philippines for nearly 50 years, said he wanted to explain to his son that he didn’t abandon his family in the United States, but they only had time for greetings and handshakes.
The NBA “Alumni” team, which also included Scottie Pippen, Horace Grant and Mitch Richmond, played against former top professional Philippine Basketball Association players in the All-Star Challenge. The Alumni won.
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It is good to see they finally met…. who knows, maybe they can make up for some lost time.