Dennis Rodman has seen his share of woes as of late, but the former NBA star had a lighthearted moment when he met up with his father after 42-years of separation.
Rodman, 51, and his father met up after an exhibition game in the Philippines. The NBAer addressed the audience during a timeout and informed them that his father, Philander Rodman Jr., was sitting in the stands watching the game.
“I haven’t seen my father in 42 years, but that’s him sitting right there,” Rodman said, according to the Philipine Daily Inquirer.
Philander- who has fathered 29 children by 16 women – was happy his son agreed to meet with him.
“He accepted me as his father. That’s the first time he ever called me his father,” Philander told reporters, according to ABS-CBN Interactive, the website for a television network in the Philippines. “I really don’t know what I’m gonna say.”
Philander has been living in the Philippines for over 50-years. He wanted to ensure Dennis that he did not abandon his family in the U.S.
“I love my son. I just want to talk to him, about all the wrong things he said about me, talk to him so we can get this fixed,” he told reporters, according to ABS-CBN Interactive.
Even though the two have been estranged for over 40-years, Dennis told the newspaper that he doesn’t hate his father.