Originally posted on Ballertainment  |  Last updated 4/4/12

Ballertainment

It’s tough to learn that someone you care about has fallen on hard times, especially when you made history alongside that person.

Steve Kerr can attest to this.

His former Chicago Bulls teammate and comrade, Dennis Rodman, is reportedly broke, ill, and in arrears of child-support payments.

On the “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000 in Chicago, Kerr expressed his feelings on the subject.

Yeah it does, it makes me really, really sad,” Kerr said. “Everybody on that [Bulls] team really loved Dennis and enjoyed him, and we all have a soft spot for him, and part of that is because of his vulnerability as a human being. He was always so willing to show his emotions, like he did at the Hall of Fame ceremony. You knew how much the game meant to him and how much the players on the team meant to him.

I’m sure Kerr isn’t the only one who was a part of that team, including Coach Phil Jackson whom Rodman considers as a father figure, that has concern for him. According to Kerr, helping Rodman is “something I’m going to look into for sure.”

What can be done, though? Rodman has lived his life, his way, for many years now. Alcohol abuse and late nights do catch up to a person.

What will become of 'The Worm?"

I’m tired of hearing about athletes who have lost their way and their money, and I don’t say this in a crass way, but in a “some things need to change” way. It’s just difficult to tell a grown man or woman who gets paid incredible amounts of money for their athletic prowess how to live.

Ballertainment - Sports Entertainment, Lifestyle, and News

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Predators fans throw catfish on ice to celebrate Stanley Cup berth

WATCH: Draymond Green tries just a little to hard to sell foul

Eddie George fires up Predators fans before Game 4 vs Ducks

Viktor Arvidsson had bloody ‘R’ on forehead after hit

Danny Ainge’s son running for congressional seat in Utah

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

John Wall’s retweet saves fan from taking final exam

WATCH: Cubs pull off two miraculous defensive plays in a row

To raise money for charity, a wrestling fan has Cody Rhodes slam him on thumbtacks

Gregg Popovich on Steve Kerr’s health issues: ‘It’s just a crap situation’

CJ McCollum clearly interested in having Paul Millsap join Blazers

Injuries are depriving us from watching the Spurs thrive in the clutch

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

Getaway Day: League leaders falter allowing new teams to surge ahead

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Best of Yardbarker: Gregg Popovich doesn't mince words

The 'Happy birthday to two of the NBA's all-time antagonists' quiz

The shortstop evolution continues to raise the ceiling

Three Up, Three Down: Astros dominate in every category

Box Score 5/19: Heartbreak in OT

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

Getaway Day: League leaders falter allowing new teams to surge ahead

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Best of Yardbarker: Gregg Popovich doesn't mince words

The 'Happy birthday to two of the NBA's all-time antagonists' quiz

The shortstop evolution continues to raise the ceiling

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker