Found February 28, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
PLAYERS: Dennis Rodman
By now you know that Dennis Rodman is spreading the gospel of basketball in North Korea, and rumors swirled that Rodman would get to meet the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, who is a basketball fanatic. Well, that definitely happened, as the two sat together at a basketball exhibition featuring Rodman’s touring buddies — the Harlem Globetrotters — and a group of North Korean players dubbed as their version of the “Dream Team”. The Associated Press reports that Rodman told Jong Un (a huge Rodman fan) in front of thousands of fans “you have a friend for life”. It turns out, the perks of being a dictator’s “friend for life” are pretty sweet, as Rodman and the Vice crew went back to the Supreme Leader’s home, where they enjoyed a ten-course gourmet meal. Then, if Vice producer Jason Mojica is to be believed, everyone got wasted: Um… so Kim Jong Un just got the #VICEonHBO crew wasted… no really, that happened. — Jason Mojica (@elmodernisto) February 28, 2013 We’re hoping

Kim Jong Un Photographed Wearing Dennis Rodman Jersey, Current in North Korea, in ’90s (Photo)

The attraction between Dennis Rodman and North Korea may indeed be mutual. On Monday, the news emerged that the former rebounding bad boy would be heading to the politically isolated country to engage in some “basketball diplomacy,” and convince the country to go a peaceful route — which would certainly conflict with its nuclear ambitions. By Wednesday Rodman had apparently...

Rodman, Kim Jong Un watch game

Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman met North Korea's Kim Jong Un on Thursday on the third day of his improbable journey to Pyongyang, telling the leader "You have a friend for life," a delegation spokesman said. Rodman and Kim sat side by side at an exhibition game in Pyongyang on Thursday, chatting as they watched players from North Korea and the U.S. play in mixed teams,...

Dennis Rodman is in North Korea for a goodwill tour, and he’s already offended PSY

Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea this week for a goodwill tour. Yes, Dennis Rodman of all people. Though his wild child reputation makes him an unlikely candidate to thaw relations between the US and North Korea, Kim Jong Un is said to have been a fan of the 1990s Chicago Bulls, with whom Rodman won three championships, so maybe The Worm does have a chance to improve relations...

US bashes N. Korea-Rodman meeting

The State Department is criticizing North Korea for, quote, ''wining and dining'' visiting ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman while its own people go hungry. Spokesman Patrick Ventrell Friday distanced the U.S. government from Rodman's visit to Pyongyang this week and his praise for the nation's leader Kim Jong Un and his predecessors. Rodman departed the country...

Dennis Rodman Offends ‘Gangnam Style Dude’ With Korean Blunder

Eccentric Hall of Famer, Dennis Rodman, raised eyebrows when he made the wrong assumption Tuesday that Psy, famous for ‘Gangnam Style’, a song referencing the  lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, was from North Korea. Psy fired back at the playful-intended, but, wrongful Tweet, setting the record straight that he is actually...

Dennis Rodman - our new foreign relations correspondent

Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday as part of a sports diplomacy initiative with VICE media. Rodman and members of the Harlem Globetrotters will be running a basketball camp for children, which will be filmed for a documentary airing on HBO in April as part of a larger series. While the foreign relations between the United States and North Korea are as strained as...

Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un: Friends for life

If you hadn’t heard Dennis Rodman is on a “tour” of North Korea. And apparently things are going swell. So swell that Rodman has taken a liken to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after the two took in an exhibition game in Pyongyang. The two were seen laughing together and even had dinner together. Kim even reportedly told Rodman that “he hoped the visit would break the ice...

Dennis Rodman, gulp, visits North Korea. This can’t end well can it?

Rodman looks like he has survived a nuke.

Kim Jong Un Apparently A Huge Dennis Rodman Fan

We reported on Tuesday that NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman was leading a contingent of basketball players to North Korea for a hoop-oriented tour of the secretive nation. The Worm seemed like an odd choice for a diplomatic mission, but now it all makes sense. The above photo is of Kim Jong Un at a Swiss prep school (what, North Korean schools aren’t good enough?) in the 1990s...

Dennis Rodman went to North Korea to visit Psy

Just Photos Of Dennis Rodman & Kim Jong-Un Hanging Out At A Basketball Game In North Korea

Earlier this week, news broke the basketball “legend” (you know why the quotes are there) Dennis Rodman w… [[ Read More ]]

Daily Dribbles 2/28/13: Buzzer Beaters and Ones Close To It

Christian Petersen/Getty Images By Payton Wales Good afternoon and welcome to the Daily Dribbles. Have a lot of fun stuff for you today, including all of last night's crazy buzzer-beating action and Dennis Rodman and his new BFF. We also have some new uniforms for you and, of course, the normal amount of snark I can muster. So let's get to it. I reported a couple...

Dennis Rodman kicks it with Kim Jong-Un, Jose Canseco wants to make sure he is safe

Dennis Rodman has 'wormed' his way into North Korea and is kicking it with Kim Jong-Un, and Jose Canseco, for one, is worried.
NBA 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!

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.