I still don't know what to think about Dennis Rodman. Are his ideas revolutionary or is he just plain nuts?
CHRIS BURCHETT, LOUISVILLE
If ever I wanted to yak, it was looking at your cover picture of the rare bird, Dennis Rodman, my ex-husband (Rodman Unchained, May 29). I am embarrassed and ashamed of myself for ever being married to him. Not only did he get tattoos, pierce his bellybutton and dye his hair like me, he is now dressing like me.
ANICKA RODMAN, Sacramento
Rare bird? Cuckoo bird!
HAROLD R. ARMSTRONG JR., Lakewood, N.J.
I can't decide who's the bigger fool: Dennis Rodman for his silly, self-indulgent lifestyle or SI for glorifying it with a cover story.
K.C. MOSIER II, Clayton, Ohio
I used to look past Rodman's dyed hair, tattoos, naval and nose rings. I saw him for who he is—the best rebounder in the NBA and a top defensive player. Your article, however, put things in a different light. I now view him as a man who needs professional help. It's not a problem when he colors his hair pink; but it is a problem when he dreams about blowing off his head with a gun.
RYAN CANNER-O'MEALY, Brooklyn
If Rodman fantasizes about suicide now, what will he do when he can no longer grab the rebound or the spotlight?
ISAAC STEVEN HERSCHKOPF, M.D.
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
New York City
I was a fan of Dennis Rodman's when he played for Detroit, when he was active in charity causes, took kids waterskiing and was what a pro athlete should be. It is my hope that the Dennis Rodman you compare to entertainers such as Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison will not end up as they did.
CURTIS H. MISTELE, Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Dennis Rodman makes Derrick Coleman look like a role model.
SCOTT DVORNIK, Elkhart, Ind.
Michael Silver wrote a great article on the Spurs' uncontrollable power forward. Rodman is one of the best things that has happened to pro basketball in years. His bad-boy attitude brings an excitement to the game that no other player can provide.
MICHAEL ROTH, Plainview, NY.
I used to think that Rodman was just an attention-seeking nuisance, but after reading the article, my opinion has changed. I now know that Rodman is living his life the way he wants to. If the Spurs don't like it, they need to wake up and "june" the roses.
MATT DRNDAK, Vero Beach Fla.