Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea in August


rodman-bullsNBA Hall of Famer, ex-player Dennis Rodman shocked people at the charity gala yesterday in Miami Beach by announcing that he’s returning back to North Korea.

“I’m going back August 1,” the former rebounding champ told Gossip Extra exclusively. “We have no plans really, as far as what we’re going to do over there, but we’ll just hang and have some fun!”

“We,” by the way, meant Rodman and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

The former ball player returned last month from a first visit to North Korea, where he met with the leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un several times.

When asked about Un’s escalating war rhetoric, Rodman said the Soviets’ rhetoric was worse in the 1950s and 1960s.

“The Russians were way out there, and they were acting on their threats,” Rodman said. “He (Un) just wants to be loved. He just wants to sit down and talk. That’s all.”

Rodman added he still hopes to meet with Pres. Barack Obama before his departure, although he realizes it’s unlikely.

More than 700 guests, meanwhile, attended the yearly fundraising fiesta at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. It was organized by criminal defense attorney Roy Black and his wife Lea, one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Miami.

Roy Black introduced Rodman to the guests as “the U. S. ambassador to North Korea.”

“The good thing about Dennis being here is that it makes us pretty sure this city will not be bombed by North Korea tonight,” Roy Black said.

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.

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