Dennis Rodman taking another North Korea trip, to provide basketball trainingPosted by Inside Hoops
Here’s Reuters reporting on the overseas antics of your favorite former NBA rebounder, Dennis Rodman:
Retired basketball star Dennis Rodman will return to North Korea for a third time on Thursday, despite political tension surrounding the execution of leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle, trip organizers said.
“It’s certainly safe, even when there is a bit of disruption like there is now — a bit of trouble or chaos — there’s even more need for cultural or sporting exchanges,” said Rory Scott, a spokesman for Irish bookmakers Paddy Power, which has arranged the trip.
Rodman has visited Pyongyang on two other occasions, during which he spent time dining as a guest of Kim Jong Un, with whom he says he has a genuine friendship.
In Washington, a State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity, sought to distance the U.S. government from Rodman’s visit.