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“It was the greatest feeling,” said Glenn, a Norman resident, recalling when he had the former NBA great sign his right arm so that a tattoo artist could make the signature a permanent fixture.

And while Rodman’s badboy persona might not seem like a good symbol of family values, Glenn said the tattoo is a way of honoring his late father.

“We
watched Rodman together our entire lives and just loved watching him
play,” said Glenn. “When I was growing up, I loved basketball. My dad
said, ‘Son, if you want to be a basketball player, you have to watch
this guy right here’ — and it was Rodman when he played for the Pistons.
The way he played, with such tenacity and enthusiasm — I loved it.”

Glenn
couldn’t resist when he heard about a LivingSocial promotion in
December to meet Rodman at a Chicago sports bar. Glenn and two buddies
drove through the night to the Windy City.

At the bar, Glenn said, Rodman praised his time playing college hoops at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.

“He
spoke glowingly about Oklahoma and how it taught him character and hard
work,” Glenn said. “If you really look at how he played basketball — he
played so hard, blue-collar, team player — and he says he learned all
that in Oklahoma.”


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