Carmen Electra hid behind a sofa from basketball icon Michael Jordan when he came looking for his teammate, Dennis Rodman.
In the latest installment of ESPN documentary The Last Dance, which aired in America on Sunday night (April 26, 2020), the actress and model recalled her near-encounter with her then-boyfriend’s Chicago Bulls teammate.
Carmen, Jordan, Rodman and Bulls coach Phil Jackson recalled the flamboyant sportsman’s two-day vacation in Las Vegas during the basketball season.
“He goes straight to the airport (and) boom, we don’t hear or see Dennis for 48 hours,” Jordan explained.
“I do remember being in Vegas with him…,” Electra added. “One thing about Dennis, he had to escape. He liked to go out, he liked to go to clubs. We’d go to his favorite restaurant, then we’d go to a nightclub, then we’d go to after-hours. It didn’t stop.
“It was definitely an occupational hazard to be Dennis’ girlfriend.”
The party came to a halt when Rodman failed to show up for practice and Jordan took it upon himself to go and get him.
“We had to go get his a** out of bed,” he recalled in the docu-series.
“There’s a knock on the door, and it’s Michael Jordan,” Electra explained, “and I hid. I didn’t want him to see me like that. So I’m just, like, hiding behind the couch with covers over me.”
Carmen and Dennis went on to get married in late 1998. The union lasted six months.