Think of this as Ping-Pong diplomacy, only with bigger balls and no paddles.
Dennis Rodman, who apparently thinks that people aren’t laughing behind his back in his efforts to be some sort of unofficial emissary to North Korea, wants to bring a team of former NBA All-Stars to play in a tournament for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, USA Today reports. The 12-man team would included Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen and other retired players for a tournament in January, Rodman reportedly said in a news conference Monday morning.
If those legends agree to play in North Korea, Rodman claims, Kim Jong-un would reciprocate — by gracing the U.S. with his presence.
“If I pull this off, I asked [Kim] to come to New York to a Knicks game,” Rodman said. “And what did he say? ‘That would be amazing.’”
Of course Kim thinks that would be amazing, Dennis. Have you tried to get tickets to a Knicks game as an average fan lately? You’d have better luck getting into North Korea.