08/13/2011 11:40 am ET Updated Oct 13, 2011

Dennis Rodman Delivers NBA Hall Of Fame Speech Through Tears And Emotion (VIDEO)

When NBA superstar Dennis Rodman penned an autobiography, he entitled it "Bad As I Wanna Be." And, it seemed apt. After all, Rodman was a tenacious rebounder and a vicious competitor on the court while also being an outlandish and controversial iconoclast away from it.

Those inimitable attributes, along with the five NBA championships and seven rebounding titles he won during his career, earned him a place in basketball's Hall of Fame. However, a visibly emotional Rodman, who still clearly has his flare for memorable wardrobe choices, spoke candidly during his induction speech about the toll that his public lifestyle and on-court persona took on his family and friends. It was a side of the NBA star that most had never seen before.

WATCH video above.