Dennis Rodman to Train North Korea’s Basketball Team
I’ve long given up on trying to figure out what’s going on in the mind of one Dennis Rodman, there are obviously more than a few screws missing up there.
According to a story via USA Today Sports, the former NBA rebounding machine is so fond of his new home away from home North Korea, that he is planning to go back and help out their basketball program.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman plans to travel to North Korea next week to train its basketball team, a trip unaffected by the execution of leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle.
Rodman considers Kim a close friend and has a long-scheduled trip that starts Monday to train the national team. Rodman also has organized an exhibition game in January in Pyongyang to celebrate Kim’s birthday. Rodman could reveal the roster next week. He says former professional basketball players have committed to the game, though he declined to reveal names.
Rodman believes if he can get America and North Korea to get along, it will only help raise his popularity across the world.
“Yes, I’m going to North Korea to train the basketball team,” he told The Associated Press by phone. “I’m going to bring American players over there. Yes I am. I’m going to be the most famous person in the world when you see American people holding hands and hoping the doors can be opened. If they can. If they can. If they can. I’m going. I’m going back for his birthday. Special.”
Good luck with that Dennis.