One of the standout moments from this week’s installments of The Last Dance was Dennis Rodman‘s mid-season vacation to Las Vegas that lasted longer than the 48 hours Phil Jackson and the Bulls allotted him. Rodman’s companion on this vacation was his girlfriend at the time, Carmen Electra, and she appeared in the documentary to detail the event. But during a conversation with The Los Angeles Times, Electra explained that this was far from the craziest things she and Rodman did together.
Electra recounted to the Times on Sunday a day when Rodman decided he wanted to “surprised” her.
“One day when the Bulls had an off day from practicing, Dennis said he had a surprise for me,” Electra said. “He blindfolds me and we get on his motorcycle. When he finally takes my blindfold off, we’re standing at the Bulls practice facility, center court. It was crazy, like two kids in a candy store. We were eating Popsicles from the fridge and pretty much having sex all over the damn place—in the physical therapy room, in the weight room. Obviously on the court. … To be honest, I don’t think he’s ever worked out so hard in his life.”
Rodman and Electra’s relationship impacted his teammates as well. When Rodman disappeared in Vegas, the Bulls and Jackson sent Michael Jordan to find him. When Jordan arrived at Rodman’s room, Dennis told Carmen Electra to hide in the closet so that MJ wouldn’t see her naked. Yet, other members of the Bulls organization didn’t get this courtesy.
Former Bulls center, Will Perdue, told the Dan Bernstein Show on Monday that Rodman adhered to different rules than the rest of the team. Phil Jackson allowed Rodman to miss practices, but when it was necessary for him to come to the practice facility, the Bulls would send assistant athletic trainer, Wally Blase, to get him.
Per Perdue, one day Blase went to retrieve Rodman and ran into a naked Electra instead.
“Wally always tells the story about how one time when Dennis wasn’t at practice and Phil felt it was necessary for him to be there, he sent Wally to get him. Wally went up, knocked on the door. The door was kind of cracked. As he knocked on it, it opened even farther. And he heard a female voice say, ‘Hello.’ And Wally said, ‘Dennis?’ And then he heard the female voice say, ‘Wally?’ And then Carmen Electra came to the door, opened the door and standing right in front of Wally was a buck naked Carmen Electra who stood there and had a casual conversation with him. He said it took everything in his body to not stare at her from the neck down. He was looking at the wall, he turned around and eventually Dennis popped out and they went to practice. And he also talked about how Dennis’ living room was basically a bunch of mattresses. She thought nothing of it. She just stood there with the door open and had the conversation with Wally naked. And he was just like, ‘Well this will be hard to top.'”
A day after the third and fourth episodes of the series aired, Toni Braxton also took to social media to clarify that she and Rodman never dated, and that they were simpy at the VMAs together to present: