August 02, 2010
There are certain people who exist on Earth that have me convinced that they are either immortal or possess superhuman healing powers much like those of Bruce Willis in the film "Unbreakable." These indestructibles do so much harm to their bodies and treat themselves with such nonchalance that it is almost unbelievable that they're still alive. I mean, can you really believe that Keith Richards is 66 years old?
Another of these seemingly immortal beings is Dennis Rodman, who is still ticking after surviving two motorcycle accidents, years of substance abuse and relationships with both Madonna and Carmen Electra. That's a lot of strain on a body. However, when you consider these things, Rodman's latest weekend mishaps seem pretty minor. From the Associated Press:
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman walked away unhurt after riding in an SUV that flipped over on an interstate in South Florida.
Sgt. Mark Wysocky of the Florida Highway Patrol said Rodman and another passenger weren't injured in the single-vehicle crash on Saturday on Interstate 95 near Fort Lauderdale. The driver was taken to a hospital.
Wysocky said the Land Rover flipped over after having a tire problem. No charges are expected.
Rodman's agent, Darren Prince, said he spoke with his client on Sunday, and he confirmed that he was unhurt. Rodman had just returned to the U.S. from the Caribbean island of St. Tropez, where he had a disc-jockey gig.
"Thank God he's OK," Prince said. "He walked out with a little scratch on his finger."
Prince said that Rodman told him, "‘I'm still living brother. They can't get rid of me."'
Typical Dennis Rodman, walking away from an SUV flipping over on a highway with just a scratch on his finger. No bigs. More of an inconvenience, really — these discs aren't going to jockey themselves.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm starting to think that Dennis Rodman's most notable skill — rebounding, obviously — extends way beyond his basketball career. In fact, "They can't get rid of me" seems less like a joke and more like a declarative statement. Whether he's got an endoskeleton made of adamantium or is blessed with rapid cellular regeneration, we're going to be hearing from Dennis Rodman for a long, long time.
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