Rodman will face Globetrotters at All-Star Weekend

Updated: December 21, 2006, 11:18 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Basketball's goodwill ambassadors, the Harlem Globetrotters, will take on the Bad Boy All-Stars led by Dennis Rodman for the first time during the 2007 NBA All-Star Weekend in February, organizers said.

Rodman ranks seventh on the NBA's list of longest suspensions with 11 days and a fine of $25,000 for kicking a television photographer in January 1997.

The Globetrotters organization said Rodman has not yet finalized a roster.

The game is expected to be the second of a doubleheader against the Globetrotters, who earlier on Feb. 17 will face their traditional rivals, the New York Nationals. Separate tickets are required for each game.

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