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IS "BAD AS I WANNA BE" REALLY AS BAD AS THEY SAY?

          "Bad As I Wanna Be: The DENNIS RODMAN Story" airs
     Sunday night at 8:00pm ET on ABC, going up against the
     second-half of the NBA's All-Star Game.  Reviews of the film
     have not been kind: VARIETY's Ray Richmond writes that "the
     only real surprise ... is that [Rodman] matters enough to
     merit a two-hour primetime" movie (VARIETY, 2/8).  SI says
     the film's "weakest link is the basketball action" (SI,
     2/9).  USA TODAY's Ed Martin gives it two stars and writes,
     "'Bad as I Wanna Be' is as bad as it gets" (USA TODAY, 2/6). 
     In N.Y., Will Joyner writes that the movie "is largely a
     piling up of soft-filter cliches about growing up black and
     disadvantaged in America" (N.Y. TIMES, 2/6).  Also in N.Y.,
     Eric Mink gives it one-and-a-half stars under the headline
     "Rodman's Basketball Diary Is So 'Bad'" (DAILY NEWS, 2/6).
          MAKING THE ROUNDS: Rodman was a guest on the "Tonight
     Show" with Jay Leno.  Rodman, when asked why he thinks he
     didn't make the All-Star team: "DAVID STERN" (NBC, 2/5).

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