Dennis Rodman finally meets father

Updated: July 19, 2012, 5:00 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MANILA, Philippines -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman finally has met his estranged father after 42 years of separation, after an exhibition game in the Philippines.

Philander Rodman Jr., who has acknowledged fathering 29 children by 16 mothers, says he was happy and surprised that his son agreed to meet him late Wednesday. He tried to meet the basketball Hall of Famer during another game in Manila in 2006.

"It was great," he said Thursday of the first time he held his son's ...

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