With Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, Jud Buechler, Jim Cleamons, Jerry Krause and Phil Jackson looking on, Rodman took the stage wearing a jacket with “DR” and his Pistons No. 10 and Bulls No. 91 in sequins with lace sleeves protruding. He immediately started crying before working through several thank yous, saving extra praise for Jackson, Lakers owner Jerry Buss, former Pistons coach Chuck Daly and James Rich, the father of a family that took him in during college at Southeastern Oklahoma State. He also thanked Pippen and Michael Jordan.