Dennis Rodman on diplomacy mission to North KoreaPosted by Inside Hoops
Talk about an odd choice.
Dennis Rodman is in North Korea as an ambassador for sports diplomacy.
The flamboyant, basketball hall-of-famer arrived on Tuesday in Pyongyang with VICE television and three members of the Harlem Globetrotters for a news program on North Korea that will be aired by HBO later this year.
The free-spirited, hard-partying, heavily tatooed, five-time NBA champion sticks out like a sore thumb in the staid, buttoned-down dictatorship.
But Rodman and VICE said he will run a basketball camp for children and play in a game with North Korea’s top basketball players.
“Is sending the Harlem Globetrotters and Dennis Rodman to the DPRK strange? In a word, yes,” VICE founder Shane Smith told the Associated Press.
“But finding common ground on the basketball court is a beautiful thing.”
Reported by Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun