Originally written on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 2/23/15

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 27: Former NBA player Dennis Rodman poses with rock band Juke Kartel band members, Toby Rand (L) and Tommy Kende (R) at the Ed Hardy store on Chapel Street on March 27, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
Globetrotting, peacemaking Dennis Rodman is now with a team of former NBA players participating in exhibition games in North Korea. Did you really think he wouldn't say something stupid? If you could not fathom Dennis Rodman's stint as the United States' unofficial ambassador to North Korea getting any weirder, then start fathoming. The former NBA player making the most news in the last few months has not been Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson or any other superstar. Instead, it has been stud rebounder and member of the Jordan Bulls: Dennis Rodman. Traveling to communist North Korea multiple times in the past year for supposed diplomatic visits, Rodman has struck up an unlikely and close friendship with Kim Jong-un, the country's supreme leader, who is a huge basketball fanatic. Rodman's newest North Korean adventure is with a host of other former NBAers, such as Vin Baker and Doug Christie, on a goodwill basketball exhibition tour against the country's best talent. However, because it is always something else with Rodman, the biggest news coming from the Hall-of-Famer's trip right now is from an incoherent and likely drug-fueled interview rant on CNN. Rodman said he was drunk when he gave the interview and apologized. So, you never know what you will get with the unpredictable Rodman. In the interview, Rodman criticized an American, Kenneth Bae, who has been held as a prisoner in North Korea since 2012 suggesting that the former tour guide operator did something to warrant his strange punishment and forced captivity. The longtime Bull has been pressured by Bae's family and other US officials to talk to his friend, Jong-un, about releasing Bae, whose health has been deteriorating in recent months. [follow]
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Daxter Miles’ Twitter mentions light up after Kentucky blowout

Ortiz: 'Nobody in MLB history' tested for PEDs more than me

Sam Dekker scores career high after Aaron Rodgers' challenge

Brey Day: Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight after a vintage performance

Ronda Rousey on having kids: 'I'm an ovarian goldmine'


Pedro Martinez: Rose should be allowed in Hall of Fame

Pablo Sandoval 'cut things off at the root' with Giants

Scott Boras taking shots at Cubs' history over Kris Bryant

Kingdome debt finally paid off 15 years after demolition

49ers waive Jonathan Martin

Former MLBer Curt Ford assaulted, told to ‘go back to Ferguson’

Five under-the-radar National League MVP candidates

Five bizarre NFL offseason moves that don't add up

Texas to Rick Barnes: Change your staff or you will be fired

First 'National Fantasy Football Convention' to star Tony Romo

Teams that don't deserve to win Connor McDavid Sweepstakes

How a basketball-themed art exhibit changed perceptions

Bucs admit they’ve been getting calls about Mike Glennon

The last Expo standing

NHL ships nets which have room for cameras inside posts

Toronto Raptors limping into the playoffs

Best picks ever at every spot in first round of NFL Draft

Alonzo Mourning confirms “Who wants to sex Mutombo?”

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Under-the-radar NL MVP candidates

Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight

The last Expo standing

Five under-the-radar AL MVP candidates

Michigan sent recruit's GF a letter

MLB teams that could disappoint

25 years ago, the best Sweet 16 of all time was pure madness

The 2015 bad quarterback carousel

17 facts to know before the Sweet 16

Agent: Sam was horrible at veteran combine

Keeping judo ‘pure’ in Europe means keeping MMA out

The Sweet 16 should be seen as success

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.