Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we mentioned that Dennis Rodman made a second trip back to North Korea and it appears that he and North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un are talking about organizing a basketball tournament.
I’ll let Chris Chase from the USA Today tell you the rest of the info:
Dennis Rodman says he’s been invited to bring a team of 12 former NBA players to play in a basketball tournament in North Korea early next year. Rodman, who recently returned from a second trip to North Korea to visit his buddy Kim Jong-un, said he would try and assemble a team that includes Karl Malone and Scottie Pippen, among others, to play in the tournament, which is scheduled for next January.
“I’m not a joke,” Rodman said at a press conference, while sitting in front of a bust of his own head and next to the owner of an Irish bookmaking site. “Take me seriously.”
Details about the tournament and Olympic training were scarce, but Rodman is already thinking ahead of that.
“If I pull this off, I asked [Kim] to come to New York to a Knicks game,” Rodman said. “And what did he say? ‘That would be amazing.’”
Dennis Rodman never change…
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