Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  17 responses

Dennis Rodman Has Arrived in North Korea

The Worm has landed in North Korea, of all places. Dennis Rodman is there as a basketball ambassador, and to film a production with three members of the Harlem Globetrotters (HBO will air it in early April). Per the AP: “Arriving in Pyongyang, the American athlete and showman known as ‘The Worm’ became an unlikely ambassador for sports diplomacy at a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Or maybe not so unlikely: Young leader Kim Jong Un is said to have been a fan of the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, when Rodman won three championships with the club. [...] Vice Media founder Shane Smith said the Americans hope to engage in a little ‘basketball diplomacy’ by running a basketball camp for children and playing pickup games with locals, and by competing alongside top athletes of North Korea – formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. ‘Is sending the Harlem Globetrotters and Dennis Rodman to the DPRK strange? In a word, yes,’ said Smith, who is host of the upcoming series. ‘But finding common ground on the basketball court is a beautiful thing.’ [...] The notoriously unpredictable and irrepressible Rodman said he has no special antics up his sleeve for making his mark on one of the world’s most regimented and militarized societies, a place where order and conformity are enforced with Stalinist fervor. But he said he isn’t leaving any of his piercings behind.”

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  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    Need a U.S representative? who better to get then ‘the worm’?

  • Thomas

    The worm is in North Korea as an ambassador? Sure, why not? This makes perfect sense.

  • analfissures

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    The Government is going to tell the citizens that they found an alien

  • Max

    Why not Zoidberg?

  • smith, blocked, smith, stopped

    talk about “blue collar” kind of player. I’m sure he had his red bulls’ uniform and red hair lol.

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    What the actual f*ck?

  • bringbackthesonics

    i hope he got off the plane wearing a wedding dress

  • LakeShow

    I’m sorry but all I can think of is a bunch of Team America plot lines involving the Worm….

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    How we gonna get him out if he does something crazy?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rig.veda.94 Rig Veda

    Maybe they should invite MWP, too.

  • bike

    Can’t wait for the first headline saying Dennis destroyed a hotel room having an orgy with 10 N. Korean chicks.

  • roscoe

    rumor has it n.k.’s previous leader was a huge hoops fan…

    this is absolutely incredible. i can’t believe its butter.

  • bringbackthesonics

    send in chuck norris and brian scalabrine

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    Heck yeah! The white Mamba!!!

  • Zabbah

    it’s not a rumor, it’s the truth. kim jong il was a big hoops fan and actually had some pretty wacky but nonetheless creative ideas to spice up the game of basketball. things like 4 pointers, 5 pointers, and a last second shot is worth 8 points, hahahaha. that stuff cracked me up. would love to see that happen in an exhibition game just for fun. i mean, all of his ideas. and dude had a huge hard on for MJ.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    fun fact: weed is perfectly legal in North Korea. Not just “decriminalized” or whatever nonsense they’ve got going on in Colorado, or “legal in red light districts” like that bullsh!t in the Netherlands. It is legit legal and a casual part of everyday culture. People grow it in their homes and soldiers smoke it as a past time, out in the open. Nobody is scared of weed, no fake psychiatric studies about it making you crazy, no “war on drugs”.