Dennis Rodman must not have heard or doesn’t care that Kim Jong Un feeds his family members to wild dogs for afternoon snacks. The NBA Hall of Famer arrived in North Korea today, January 6 with a gang of ex-pros old enough to never have had their faces regenerated for the XBOX 360.
Via WHDH Boston:
Rodman’s squad — featuring ex-All Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson and Vin Baker — will play against a team of North Koreans on Wednesday, which is believed to be Kim’s birthday. The former NBA players, who arrived in Pyongyang on Monday, also include Eric “Sleepy” Floyd, guard Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith, who played for the New York Knicks. Four streetballers are also on the squad.
“Just to even have us here, it’s an awesome feeling. I want these guys here to show the world, and speak about North Korea in a great light,” he said. “I hope people will have a different view about North Korea.”
Obviously a tone of endearment towards a country who’s constantly on the brink of war with the U.S. matches Rodman’s oddball persona but even this is old territory for the man nicknamed as “The Worm.”
In March of 2013, he visited N. Korea and came back with diplomatic advice geared at President Obama.
As all things D-Rod these days, there’s a bit of struggle in the video below. Watch at your own risk.