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Rodman Accused in

Bar Assault

Over LeBron James

6/20/2011 2:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dennis Rodman got real physical at a bar in Akron, Ohio earlier this week, TMZ has learned -- allegedly shoving a local patron after the man uttered two unforgivable words ... "LeBron James."

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According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, the man in question -- named Michael Douglas (NOT the actor) -- stopped by a local bar after he heard Rodman was drinking there.

According to the report, Douglas walked up to Rodman and joked with him -- asking if he was in town to check up on LeBron ... and for some reason, Rodman flipped and shoved him back.

Douglas wasn't injured -- and as of now, police aren't pursuing an investigation due to lack of evidence.

But it all must be news to the Worm -- because Rodman's rep tells us, "Dennis has no clue what this is about."

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