December 19th, 2013
04:17 AM ET

Dennis Rodman set for 3rd trip to North Korea

Dennis Rodman's latest round of controversial "basketball diplomacy" in a country ruled by one of the world's most repressive regimes is about to begin.

The former NBA star and a documentary crew are due to fly Thursday afternoon from China to North Korea, where he is to spend four days helping train a team of North Korean basketball players for a January exhibition in Pyongyang.

That January 8 exhibition - said to be against a yet-unannounced team of former NBA players - will celebrate the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom Rodman has called a friend and a "very good guy" despite international condemnation of the country's human rights records.

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  1. chrissy

    As do you @ rupert. And if you cant take it stop dishing it out!

    December 19, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    We have to listen to your infantile insults day after day so its time we pay it back ya lil pud wacker!

    December 19, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Matt

    You can keep Jane Fonda, its ok, we don't want him.

    December 19, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
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