Dennis Rodman silent on North Korea trip, but says Lakers have no chance this season


rodman-black-shirtDennis Rodman, the ex-NBA star and current friend of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, wouldn’t reveal when his next visit to Pyongyang will be, when he met local reporters in Tokyo.

Rodman was in Japan to promote a Japanese cable network’s coverage of the upcoming NBA season.

Former NBA rebounding champ refused to take any questions about his plans for more visits to North Korea, which he has already visited twice.

He said he has become friends with leader Kim, whom few foreigners have been allowed to meet, and the two even watched a basketball game together in Pyongyang.

The former Chicago Bulls star has said he wants to go back to help train North Korean players and perhaps bring in other former NBA players for an exhibition.

But while Rodman kept quiet on North Korea, he did say he was pretty sure of one thing, which was about LA Lakers – a team he once played for.

“We know that the Miami Heat, that’s the best team,” he said. “The Lakers, no chance.”

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.

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