DURST: Dennis Rodman, the Role Model

During the NBA's All Star Weekend, the East beat the West 132 to 120, Steve Kerr beat defending champ Tim Legler in the Long Range Shootout, Kobe Bryant cruised through the Slam Dunk Contest, and Dennis Rodman easily handled all comers in the Evening Gown Competition. No, no, no. Dennis didn't even show up in Cleveland, spending his time training in Las Vegas during his 11 game suspension for kicking a cameraman in the groin, in what has to be the first suspension in NBA history for a measly loose ball foul.The Bad Boy of Basketball is expected to appeal his fine, citing discrimination since he's the only professional athlete to dress as a woman. He also agreed to pay the cameraman $200,000 in an out of court settlement, which considering his salary is like a tip at a Denny's to us.Too bad Liberace isn't around for the spectacle that is Dennis Rodman. "I'm sorry, but this young man is just too too much for this old queen to take." You know what, the NBA deserves Rodman. With their recent utter emphasis on marketing, they made him. Kind of a Transsexual Frankenstein's Monster who outed his creator. "Show me the money." You would have thought the NBA had thought up this catch phrase.Will Durst thinks Dennis Rodman is a role model. For Rocky Horror PictureShow graduates.

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