NBA Legend Rodman in Bulgaria: Your Women Are Pretty
Eccentric US NBA legend, Dennis Rodman, has arrived in Bulgaria late Wednesday evening.
He is expected to become the biggest attraction of the country's all-star basketball game scheduled for April 7.
Dennis Rodman turned 50 last summer and is still one of NBA's emblematic figures. Even though his playing career ended years ago, his eccentricity still makes him sought after at such events.
Besides attending the game, Rodman will hold a press conference and lecture Bulgarian youngsters on the specifics of his psychological preparation before basketball games.
He emerged at the Sofia National Airport dressed in simple clothes, wearing dark sunglasses and a baseball cap, which prevented fans from seeing his latest hair color.
"Hey, it is not very cold here," the star exclaimed.
When asked if he felt ready to play, Rodman replied: "Not right now. I am tired. The flight from Miami was long. The weather is warm there and I boarded it straight from the beach.
The NBA legend, though tired, did not miss the opportunity to compliment Bulgarian women.
"I learned a bit about your country on the internet. Your women are very beautiful," said he, before heading to his hotel.
Dennis Rodman led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA championships.
Lithuanian legend Arvydas Sabonis is also very likely to attend the event, according to dnevnik.bg. Sabonis has health problems, but is expected to arrive in Sofia if he recovers by April 7.
The all-star game will take place Saturday at the Sofia brand new sports facility "Arena Armeets."
"This is the event of the century for Bulgaria's basketball. Not because of the money, but since it would be a step forward in this sport's development in the country," commented Stefan Avgustinov, manager of Sportlab, the company that is organizing the all-star show.
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