Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we mentioned that Dennis Rodman had made a trip to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong-un on a goodwill basketball mission.
Well, “The Worm” is back in North Korea for another goodwill mission and I’ll let the fine folks over at the Chicago Tribune fill you in on the rest:
Flamboyant former basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a five-day visit, his second this year, but said he had no plans to negotiate the release of a jailed American missionary.
“I’m not going to North Korea to discuss freeing Kenneth Bae,” Rodman told Reuters in a telephone interview before he left Beijing for Pyongyang. “I’m just going there on another basketball diplomacy tour.”
Rodman’s latest trip is being sponsored by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power. His arrival was announced on North Korean news agency KCNA, which did not provide any further details of the trip.
“I’m just trying to go over there to meet my friend Kim, the Marshal,” Rodman said. “Try to start a basketball league over there, something like that.”
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