World-class athletes are constantly in the public limelight. We love their successes but many people also enjoy following their scandals and drama. The best thing a sports star can do is avoid needlessly inviting controversy. They can ruin careers and taint legacies.
However, some athletes simply make life difficult for themselves. It could be because of substance abuse or because they just made some terrible decisions. In the end, they faced the consequences for their moment of madness or poor judgment. Let’s look at 25 athletes who needlessly invited controversy via Sportscasting.
25. Dennis Rodman
Rodman was a key member of the Detroit Pistons before he joined Michael Jordan in Chicago. Fans knew “The Worm” as one of the most colorful characters in the NBA. This was because of his wild fashion sense and his eccentric behavior. His ever-changing hair could give a person epilepsy. Meanwhile, he famously wore a wedding dress to promote his autobiography.
However, his most needlessly controversial moment came when he went to North Korea (via CNN). Somehow, Rodman developed a friendship with dictator Kim Jong Un. He tried to negotiate on behalf of the United States but it didn’t produce any tangible results. Rodman went to Pyongyang on a couple of occasions and attracted intense media attention. Most people shook their heads in disbelief because it was so surreal.