A Special Moment for Dennis Rodman

By Matt Noonan 

Friday evening was a special one, especially for former Chicago Bull, Detroit Piston, San Antonio Spur, Los Angles Laker and Dallas Maverick, Dennis Rodman, who was officially enshrined into the NBA Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Say what you want about the rebound-machine, but after watching his speech a few times, I got goose bumps.

Rodman, Jordan and Pippen may indeed be the greatest "Big-3" in the NBA!

Rodman, who may indeed be one of the most animated professional athletes of all time was honest, respectful and up-front for roughly 10-minutes. He admitted everything, as well as thanked a few special people, which included his former head coach, Phil Jackson, as well as Bulls teammates, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, but also, his wife and mother.

When it came to Jackson, as well as Jerry Buss, James Rich and Chuck Daly, he stated nothing, but positive things for these former NBA sideline generals. In fact, he expressed his gratitude for all of them, especially when he stated the follow:

“Those four guys, man, I mean… a mentor, a father, someone you could look up to, even call any time of the day. [If you] needed a shoulder to cry on or a hand to shake or just speak your mind and these four guys, if you cremated all these four guys and made them into one, they’re pretty much a perfect individual.” 

As stated above, Rodman was nothing, but honest and respectful on Friday evening, which is something we’re not normally used to, right? Heck, how many remember his various antics or crazy moments? I’m sure we all remember those quite fondly.

Yet, all in all, despite causing chaos on and off the court, Rodman deserved his “12-minutes of fame.”

The forward will always be considered one of the best rebounders in the game and surely, one has to wonder, who’ll be the next, Dennis Rodman? Will there ever be a player of his caliber? Who knows, but again, this was a special evening for Rodman, as well as his entire family and the NBA.

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat

The "Stars" will be shinning brightly in the Eastern Conference Finals, but really, who has the edge in this series?

By Matt Noonan

So, it’s Chicago (1) vs. Miami (2), which I guess is what we all wanted, right?

Didn’t we want to see Derrick Rose challenge LeBron James and Dwyane Wade? I guess, but maybe, we all wanted to see Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen take on the Bulls?

Either way, this series features the best and second best in the Eastern Conference standings, so make sure to pay attention to this particular series, which should feature a great deal of fireworks, electricity and lots of highlight reel moments.

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Daily Noontime – April 5, 2011

It is certainly hard to believe that the men’s college basketball season has come to a close and the women’s will end on Tuesday. Well, I guess that means winter is over! Any who, here is the Daily Noontime for Tuesday April 5, 2011, have a terrific day!

Headlines:

* The UConn Huskies have won another NCAA championship, as they knocked off the Butler Bulldogs, 53-41.

* It has been two years in a row that Butler has ended their season with a loss in the National Championship game and certainly, the second time around hurts a little more.

* The NFL is now a day away from walking into a court room and figuring out their fate of the 2011 season.

* University of North Carolina Tar Heels freshman basketball player Harrison Barnes is contemplating going to the NBA, but isn’t there a lockout looming?

* Dennis Rodman is one of the marque leaders to represent the 2011 NBA Hall of Fame class, but another name that was also included on this list was Chris Mullin.

* Former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza has now forgiven Roger Clemens for throw the ball behind him during Game 2 of the World Series in 2000.

Games to Watch:

* San Antonio at Atlanta (NBA) – 7:00pm eastern

* Boston at Cleveland (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern

* New York Mets at Philadelphia (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern

* Philadelphia at Boston (NBA) – 7:30pm eastern

* Chicago at Montreal (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern

* Los Angles Dodgers at Colorado (MLB) – 8:40pm eastern

* Utah at Los Angles Lakers (NBA) – 10:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Yes, we had to do it! Here is the 2011 version of “One Shining Moment.”