Dennis Rodman was in the news again this week. And as usual, it wasn't good. The former NBA basketball player is being sued for $800,000 that he's behind in child support. And his lawyer says that he's broke.
Now when most of us think of Dennis Rodman we think of his his cross-dressing, tattoos, technical fouls and criminal record -we think Hall of Shame.
But last year, the very 1st year he was eligible, Dennis Rodman was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame.
Jack McCallum, longtime sports writer for Sports Illustrated, responded with an article entitled "Rodman Doesn't Belong in Hall."
In the article he admits that Rodman is an unusual athlete. McCallum met him during practice as a rookie and admits he was a good rebounder, but he points out that he didn't have to do anything on offense. Rodman averaged 4 or 5 points a game. How do you get into the Hall of Fame when you couldn't score?
McCallum admits that Rodman was on some pretty great, championship-winning teams. But he was a supporting player.
McCallum says "The Hall of Fame is not for supporting players."
He also points out that Chris Mullin of the 1992 U.S. Dream Team was "kicked to the curb several times by Hall voters."
Now I don't know what you think of Dennis Rodman, but I think Jack McCallum makes a good case. Dennis seems like a very unlikely candidate for the Hall of Fame.
And as we read through the Bible, we look at what Pastor a few weeks ago called the foibles of Abraham in Genesis-and they're pretty big. In fact when we get to Hebrews 11 and see Abraham and Sarah's names-we might be surprised. Based on what we know of their lives, they may seem like unlikely candidates for the Hall of Faith.