Former NBA Star Dennis Rodman In Tulsa For Youth Soccer Tournament

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 11:19 am
By: Dee Duren

Dennis Rodman was spotted in the Tulsa Airport Sunday morning. The former NBA star was reportedly in town to watch his daughters play in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series.

A News On 6 viewer snapped the photo of Rodman and learned the reason for his trip.

The U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series ended on Sunday at Mohawk Park. Kids pushed through the heat as 96 teams from across the country came to Tulsa to compete for the championships.

Eighty games total have been played since the tournament began on Tuesday.

Rodman is no stranger to Oklahoma having played for Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. Rodman is on the record books for OIC All-Conference Player of the Year in 1984-85 and 1985-86 for the Savages. 

Rodman played professionally for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls, among other teams. He's also an actor and writer. 

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Soccer tournament organizers say bringing so many families to Tulsa also brought a substantial amount of money to the area.

Tom Wedding / Youth for Oklahoma Soccer Vice President "It's $6- $8 million of economic impact, and it's all new money from out of state," Youth for Oklahoma Soccer Vice President Tom Wedding said.

The tournament is one of the largest events for college coaches to attend to scout young players.