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Last Updated: Sunday, 29 January 2006, 09:56 GMT
Rodman features in Brighton win
Dennis Rodman in action for the Brighton Bears
Rodman was paid a reported 20,000 for his appearance
Chicago Bulls legend Dennis Rodman helped Brighton Bears to a 91-88 victory over Guildford Heat on his British Basketball League debut.

The 44-year-old, who signed for the club in a one-game deal after being evicted from Celebrity Big Brother, scored four points in 26 minutes.

Rodman's appearance ensured a 1,800 sell-out at the Brighton Triangle.

The game was delayed by half an hour as fans queued outside to witness the former NBA star in action.

He had the chance to wrap up the game when he took two free-throws with six seconds left but missed both.

Rodman says he is ready to return to Britain for two more games next month.

"Everyone has been very courteous and I would love to come back and repay that, let's hope it happens," he said.

It was very difficult being in that house, just sitting around talking about this and that and smoking cigars.
Dennis Rodman

Bears coach Nick Nurse said: "Dennis might have looked a bit rusty, but it was a night nobody in British basketball will ever forget.

"He was a delight to have around, the crowd loved him and it would be great if he would come back and play for us again next month which we are talking about."

Rodman, who was paid a reported 20,000 for his appearance, added: "I wasn't here to try and steal the show. I just wanted to have some fun and help these players, who have been working their butts off.

"It's been very difficult to get sleep the last few days, I've been busy and Stringfellows is the business!

"It was very difficult being in that house, just sitting around talking about this and that and smoking cigars. But I enjoyed this and I love Britain."

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