Court records show that basketball great Dennis Rodman owes more than $800,000 in back child support to his ex-wife, according to TMZ. Dennis and Michelle Rodman have two children for whom the support is owed in addition to $51,441 in unpaid spousal support to Michelle. Rodman’s lawyers responded to a filing in the case saying that his client is “broke.”

According to his lawyer, Dennis is also “extremely sick” and just isn’t making the same bank he made back in his heyday. The lawyer does not specify the nature of Rodman’s illness.

According to Dennis’ lawyer, the giant child support figure is based on an order Michelle obtained a while ago behind his back — requiring Rodman to pay $50,000 a month in child support … an order Dennis has been fighting since 2010.

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Dennis’ lawyer insists the monthly amount is “unjustified” because it isn’t based on Dennis’ actual income … it’s based on ludicrous estimates made by Michelle’s attorney.

51-year-old Rodman is due in court today for a contempt hearing — stemming from the child support bill — and he could be sentenced to 20 days in jail for failure to make payments.

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