In 2014, Rodman became famous for calling the Russian President Russian President Vladimir Putina “wonderful guy” after a trip to Moscow, where he served as a spokesperson for his sport.
“They know nothing about American basketball and American football,” he told Fox Business that year, referring to the Russians. “I went there to represent America in terms of basketball.”
He added, “I’m not a politician, I’m just an ambassador for basketball. That’s it.”