ESPN's Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls docuseries The Last Dance aired its third and fourth episodes this past Sunday night. The ten-part series also adds the new episodes to Netflix (excluding the U.S.) after they air.
The series has generated record viewing numbers on ESPN and is emerging as something of a sensation. And one moment from the newest episodes had everyone talking: Carmen Electra's story about when her relationship with Dennis Rodman crossed paths with Michael Jordan.
The Last Dance: Michael Jordan & Dennis Rodman's Chicago Bulls
The Last Dance covers the Bulls 1997-98 season, when Rodman and Jordan were teammates. Electra and Rodman were dating at the time, and would later tie the knot in 1998 - before divorcing six months later.
The latest episode revisits when Rodman, a notorious partier, took a mid-season, two-day vacation in Las Vegas. Star and team leader Michael Jordan was skeptical of the move, fearing Rodman wouldn't return.
"He leaves that room, goes straight to the airport [and] boom, we don't hear or see Dennis for 48 hours," Jordan said. He didn't return on time either, prompting Jordan to head to Vegas to retrieve Rodman himself.
The Last Dance: Carmen Electra's Dennis Rodman story
Rodman was in bed with his girlfriend, Carmen Electra, when Jordan arrived. Electra told the story about her ex, whom she also described as "wild," in the new episode.
"There's a knock on the door, and it's Michael Jordan," she said. "And I hid. I didn't want him to see me like that. So I'm just, like, hiding behind the couch with covers over me, and he goes: 'Come on! We got to get to practice.'"
But Jordan and his teammates learned to embrace Rodman's "party" lifestyle. "It was, like, in his psyche; he needed to get away. But in all honesty, Dennis was always there. He was always on point," Jordan explained.
"One thing about Dennis: he had to escape. He liked to go out, he liked to go to clubs. We'd go to his favorite restaurant, then we'd go to a nightclub, then we'd go to after-hours. It didn't stop," Electra added.