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. petoskey ron

    Can we lock the door when he leaves?

    December 19, 2013 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    since there is no more crazybad uncles around...i guess it's safe to go...

    December 19, 2013 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rascal Rabble's Travelin' Tip

    do not bring relatives or friends who are korean war veterans...

    December 19, 2013 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Good luck, Rodman. The NK team had better not suffer from performance anxiety.

    December 19, 2013 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Perhaps this might work, who knows the minds of the likes of Un.

    December 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    I'm saddened by the fact that 7 of our soldiers lost their lives in Afghanistan plane crash the other day and our media focused on the likes of Zimmerman and Rodman.
    The forgotten longest running war of our history.

    December 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    You would also not see any mention of the treason being perpetrated by law makers. The Kirk-menendez-schumer bill to torpedo US-Iran negotiations and push this nation towards another war.

    December 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ANDRE (mentally ill) HIMES

    Since majority of White America, including those whites who have a long history of embracing white supremacy, openly believe they are superior to Black America ,therefore the demonic Black America .who have arisen from both the black hip hop and the antebellum nation will continue to take up stereotypical images of low class ,poverty stricken and criminally prone blacks and, have replace the black human population.

    December 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Sorry about the shoes. Those Nike knockoffs are shoddy.

    December 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Burt

    It sure doesn't seem like a smart idea to be going there.

    December 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Maybe Rodman can talk the chubby one to shut down those work concentration camps they still have.

    December 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Sorry about you fall off the ladder. Did your pizza boxes break your fall?

    December 19, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Hi, fatso. Are you going to sue Walmart?

    December 19, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Sounds like he hit his head hard. Lmao.

    December 19, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    What are you going to do, look in the mirror?

    December 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |