Dennis Rodman in North Korea – PHOTOS – VIDEO

dennis-rodmanAs soon as people start to forget about Dennis Rodman, he pops out of nowhere and all of a sudden he’s in the spotlight again. Now, one of the best NBA rebounders is in North Korea.

Rodman arrived in North Korea to film a television documentary on Tuesday with representatives of the Harlem Globetrotters celebrity team, North Korean state television reported.

“I think most of guys are first time here so hopefully everything is OK and hopefully kids have a good time for the game,” Rodman, sporting a baseball cap and sunglasses, told North Korea’s KCNA upon arrival.

Despite the fact that some North Koreans believe Dennis “looks like a monster”, he’s enjoying the trip, and shares a lot of positivity on his Twitter.

“It is true, I am in North Korea. Looking forward to sitting down with Kim Jong Un,” Rodman tweeted recently. “I love the people of North Korea. They love basketball here. Honored to represent the United States of America.”

Ex-NBA player also made it clear there should be no political context to his visit to “the most isolated country in the world”.

“I am not a politician. Kim Jong Un & North Korean people are basketball fans. I love everyone, period. End of story,” he tweeted.

Rodman played in 911 NBA games (573 started), averaging 7.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per game. He also won 5 NBA championships (2 with Detroit Pistons, three with Chicago Bulls).

Rodman had his best rebounding season with the Detroit Pistons in 91-92, when he led the league in rebounds per game, with 18.7 rpg.

He was a two-time All-Star, and won the “Defensive Player of the Year” award twice, in 89-90 and 90-91. He led the NBA in rebounds per game 7 times.

Rodman, who sports trademark tattoos and piercings, had his trip to Pyongyang organized by a New York-based television production company, VICE.

Below is a video featuring Rodman and a couple of Harlem Globetrotter players in North Korea.



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