Dennis Rodman Celebrates Birthday at Zach Erdem's 75 Main Delray Restaurant
Dennis Rodman celebrated his birthday at famous restaurateur Zach Erdem's 75 Main Delray Restaurant on award-winning Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, FL.
Hall of Fame NBA player Dennis Rodman and his entourage spent the evening hours at 75 Main Delray Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue celebrating his birthday with friends, May 31, 2012.
Prior to his arrival at 75 Main Restaurant, Dennis Rodman was spotted at our 2nd Annual Martinis & Lamborghinis charity event held at William DeBilzan Art Studio.
The DeBilzan Martinis & Lamborghinis Event is an annual charity fundraiser with this year's charity benefactor being the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Dennis Rodman and his entourage enjoying outdoor dining at 75 Main Delray Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida.
Who is Dennis Rodman?
You might remember Dennis Rodman as the flamboyant former NBA player known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities and his wild and flamboyant (outrageous?) off-court behavior with his once-famous act of wearing a wedding dress to promote his autobiography.
Rodman started his career in 1986 with the Detroit Pistons, known as the "Bad Boys" because of their ball playing strategies.
Rodman also played with the San Antonio Spurs, and some of his more famous days in his career were with the Chicago Bulls -- winning three NBA championships with them.
He lived in Orange County before moving to Florida. And most notable, he was recently inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame (2011).
Rodman wrote history in the 1996 NBA Finals when he twice secured 11 offensive rebounds in the United Center Stadium (home to the Chicago Bulls), tying an all-time NBA record.
The Good And, Um... The Not So Good...
NBA.com claims Dennis Rodman as "arguably the best rebounding forward in NBA history and one of the most recognized athletes in the world" but adds "enigmatic and individualistic, Rodman has caught the public eye for his ever-changing hair color, tattoos and unorthodox lifestyle".
And to all that...I say...Ohhhhhh...Reeee-lly?!!!
Tell us something we don't know, NBA. The dude is still one of the most amazing ball players of all time!
So even though Dennis Rodman may be flamboyant, riddled with too many tattoos and body piercings, have way too many verbal and physical assaults on officials, have a tumultuous private life, and is a wee-bit behind on his child support payments, that's not what I'm going to talk about here on my website, because my website isn't a gossip column nor do I care to blast an individual's lifestyle.
Rather, I like to see people enjoy Delray Beach! Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! And that's what this web page is all about.
About Dennis Rodman enjoying Delray Beach!
Dennis Rodman Enjoys Delray Beach At 75 Main Delray Restaurant...
I was fortunate enough to be at Zach Erdem's 75 Main Restaurant and witnessed with my own eyes, Dennis Rodman enjoying his evening on our award-winning Atlantic Avenue in our award-winning town, Delray Beach!
So here he is at 75 Main enjoying dinner, birthday cake and the ambiance of outdoor dining on our lovely award-winning Atlantic Avenue.
The Birthday Cake & The Birthday Song
First, the birthday song as sang from the staff at 75 Main Restaurant...
His cake was delivered to him with a very, very, very big candle -- more like fireworks -- as you can see from the picture!
Here's a close-up of his place at the table. His vegetarian entree, his birthday cake and his cigar that he picked up at the local cigar shop at Atlantic Plaza.
And now, Rodman's birthday cake as shown, displayed and taste-tested by my friend Sheila...
Sheila gives me her "wink of approval" confirming that the birthday cake is delicious!
And my parting words as I left for the evening...
"Hey, Rodman, smile...this one's for Zach!"
And, so, he looked and he smiled.
And Zach, my friend...this one's for you! Wish you could have been there with us!
Zach Erdem... Thank you for bringing to Delray your Southamptons notoriously-famous celeb hot spot restaurant, 75 Main!
Dennis Rodman Inducted Into The Hall of Fame August 2011
It just wouldn't be right for me to write a web page about Dennis Rodman and not mention his Hall of Fame induction. So I will finish up with a short & sweet tribute to Dennis Rodman.
Photo Credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images
Hands-down, Dennis Rodman was an amazing, phenomenal, and unbelievably talented ball player!
In 14 NBA seasons, Rodman played in 911 games, scored 6,683 points and grabbed 11,954 rebounds, translating to 7.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per game in only 31.7 minutes played per game.
Rodman was recognized as one of the most successful defensive players ever, winning the NBA championship five times in six NBA Finals appearances (1989, 1990, 1996–1998; only loss 1988), being crowned NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice (1990–1991) and making seven NBA All-Defensive First Teams (1989–1993, 1995–1996) and NBA All-Defensive Second Teams (1994).
He additionally made two All-NBA Third Teams (1992, 1995), two NBA All-Star Teams (1990, 1992) and won seven straight rebounding crowns (1992–1998) and finally led the league once in field goal percentage (1989).