Rodman dream team to play North Korea for Kim Jong Un’s birthday

Rodman dream team to play North Korea for Kim Jong Un’s birthday

[Ed. – ‘Can’t make this stuff up’ dept.]

By DAN GELSTON
Associated Press
Dennis Rodman has named a team of former NBA players to play an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Rodman will lead the team that includes former NBA All-Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker. Craig Hodges, Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith are on the team, as well. They will play against a top North Korean senior national team on Wednesday, marking Kim Jong Un’s birthday.

Rodman is the highest profile American to meet Kim since the leader inherited power from his father in late 2011.

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Rodman calls the game his version of “basketball diplomacy.”

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