Dennis Rodman
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NBA legend Dennis Rodman was an inspiration for Metta Sandiford-Artest (formerly Ron Artest and Metta World Peace) as he revealed in a tweet.

Sandiford-Artest tweeted that he chose number 91 because of Rodman. He wanted to be named the Defensive Player of the Year in that number.

“When Dennis talks, listen. Man. I changed my number to his number 91. I wanted DPOY in the jersey so bad … I didn’t even realize to right now , 91 , suspension, in Detroit wearing a real Detroit Pistons jersey number. Zab and Mike .. Brooklyn . What a day !!!!!” Sandiford-Artest tweeted.