Rodman heads North Korea 'basketball diplomacy'

Last updated 17:38 26/02/2013
Dennis Rodman
Reuters
GLOBETROTTING MISSION: Dennis Rodman at the ceremony inducting him to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Relevant offers

Basketball

Former Philadelphia 76ers basketball star Darryl Dawkins dies of a heart attack NBA star Steven Adams a no-show at Motueka High School NBA star Steven Adams reveals admiration for Tall Blacks captain Mika Vukona Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose accused of rape in lawsuit filed by his former girlfriend New NZ Breakers import Charles Jackson ready to do whatever it takes Former NBA star Andrei Kirilenko to head Russian Basketball Federation NZ Breakers cool on Corey Webster link with NBA tryout Breakers snap up Nelson Giants forward Finn Delany on development contract Wellington Saints bring in the heavy artillery for Asian tour Sydney Kings sign Tall Black Dion Prewster for Australian NBL season

Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea - tattoos, piercings, bad-boy reputation and all.

The American known as "the worm" is due to arrive in Pyongyang today, becoming an unlikely ambassador at a time of heightened tensions between the US and North Korea. 

Rodman, three members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and a camera crew from VICE television are visiting North Korea for a news show set to air on HBO in April.

The trip comes two weeks after North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test in defiance of UN bans against atomic activity. Pyongyang said the test was directed at Washington. 

VICE said that the Americans hope to engage in a little "basketball diplomacy" with the North Koreans.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

How do you expect the Breakers to perform in this season's Australian NBL?

Last season was a blip, they'll be champions once again

They'll go close to another title, beaten finalists I'd say

Playoffs for sure, but can't see them going any further

Not too excited, they'll miss the playoffs again

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content