Yonhap News AgencyDecember 19, 2013 03:34
BEIJING, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman left for North Korea on Thursday, making his third trip to the reclusive state this year, unaffected by last week's shocking execution of leader Kim Jong-un's uncle.
Upon arrival at the Beijing airport, Rodman told reporters that his visit is aimed at training the North's basketball team. "I am going to North Korea today. I can help some of the people there."
When asked "Do you still think that Kim Jong-un is your good friend?" Rodman answered, "So far, I know. So good."