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Korea on 'basketball diplomacy' trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/rodman-n-korea-basketball-diplomacy-trip <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Flamboyant retired NBA star Dennis Rodman, known as much for his piercings and tattoos as his court skills, arrived in North Korea Tuesday on what organizers called a basketball diplomacy mission.</p> <p>The 51-year-old NBA Hall of Famer nicknamed "The Worm" -- famed for his changing hair colors, off-court antics and dating Madonna -- landed in the isolated state with tensions high following Pyongyang's third nuclear test.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/rodman-n-korea-basketball-diplomacy-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman Entertainment Kim Jong-il National Basketball Association Technology AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:01:15 +0000 5767459 at http://www.globalpost.com Rodman in N. Korea on 'basketball diplomacy' trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/rodman-n-korea-basketball-diplomacy-trip-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Flamboyant retired NBA star Dennis Rodman, known as much for his piercings and tattoos as for his court skills, arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to bring it a bit of "basketball diplomacy."</p> <p>The 51-year-old Hall of Famer, nicknamed "The Worm" and famed for his changing hair color, off-court antics and dating Madonna, landed in the isolated state with tensions high following the North's third nuclear test.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/rodman-n-korea-basketball-diplomacy-trip-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman Entertainment Kim Jong-il National Basketball Association Technology AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:01:12 +0000 5767675 at http://www.globalpost.com Rodman defends N. Korea trip, says Kim wants Obama call http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/rodman-defends-n-korea-trip-says-kim-wants-obama-call "He loves basketball. And I said Obama loves basketball. Let's start there, all right. Start there," Rodman said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/rodman-defends-n-korea-trip-says-kim-wants-obama-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dennis Rodman Kim Jong-il National Basketball Association AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 16:45:00 +0000 5772202 at http://www.globalpost.com Rodman to train N. Korea's Olympic team http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130909/rodman-train-n-koreas-olympic-team <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (Yonhap) -- Retired NBA player Dennis Rodman said Monday he has agreed to train the North Korean Olympic basketball team at the request of leader Kim Jong-un.</p> <p>In a news conference here, Rodman also said he will revisit Pyongyang in December, hopefully with his former Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen and Karl Malone, who played for the Utah Jazz.</p> <p>"Michael Jordan, he won't do it, because he's Michael Jordan," Rodman said.</p> <p>He reiterated that Kim is a "very good guy" and wants to "change" his nation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130909/rodman-train-n-koreas-olympic-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Dennis Rodman National Basketball Association Yonhap News Agency Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:01:42 +0000 5928897 at http://www.globalpost.com Rodman to hold basketball exhibition, train Olympic team in N. Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130909/rodman-hold-basketball-exhibition-train-olympic-team-n <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman said Monday that he will organize two basketball games in North Korea in January and that he will also train the reclusive country's Olympic basketball team.</p> <p> "It's about trying to bridge a gap to a country that people say is so bad," Rodman told reporters in New York, "To open doors, that is the main reason I am doing this basketball game."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130909/rodman-hold-basketball-exhibition-train-olympic-team-n" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Dennis Rodman National Basketball Association Kyodo News International Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:46:24 +0000 5929084 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-NBA star Rodman in N. Korea next week for 'hoops not nukes' training http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131212/ex-nba-star-rodman-n-korea-next-week-hoops-not-nukes-training <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, who has struck up a friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, will visit the reclusive state next week to train its basketball team, sponsors said Thursday.</p> <p>The eccentric former Chicago Bulls star is organising a friendship exhibition game between North Korea and a team of mainly ex-NBA players on January 8, Kim's birthday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131212/ex-nba-star-rodman-n-korea-next-week-hoops-not-nukes-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman McDonald's High School All-Americans National Basketball Association AFP Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:53:05 +0000 6018395 at http://www.globalpost.com Rodman says he loves N. Korea's Kim Jong-Un http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140106/rodman-says-he-loves-n-koreas-kim-jong-un-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former basketball star Dennis Rodman headed to Pyongyang Monday with a group of former NBA players, saying he will not raise concerns about repression in North Korea because leader Kim Jong-Un is his friend and he loves him.</p> <p>The eccentric ex-Chicago Bulls player is leading a team including retired NBA All-Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson and Vin Baker for an exhibition game against North Korea, which is being held Wednesday to mark Kim's birthday.</p> <p>Rodman told reporters at Beijing airport that he hoped the contest could "open the doors" to "talk about certain things".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140106/rodman-says-he-loves-n-koreas-kim-jong-un-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman Kim Jong-il National Basketball Association AFP Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:08:01 +0000 6036005 at http://www.globalpost.com Rodman trip brings Kenneth Bae back into spotlight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140107/rodman-trip-brings-kenneth-bae-back-spotlight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (Yonhap) -- The Obama administration assured media Tuesday that it is still endeavoring to secure the release of Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American man detained in North Korea.</p> <p>"We remain gravely concerned about Kenneth Bae's health and continue to urge DPRK (North Korea) authorities to grant his amnesty and immediate release on humanitarian grounds," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters.</p> <p>It was unusual that the Bae issue was raised in the White House daily press briefing. Carney provided a relatively long answer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140107/rodman-trip-brings-kenneth-bae-back-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Business Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman Environment Health National Basketball Association Politics Yonhap News Agency Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:31:12 +0000 6037473 at http://www.globalpost.com Rodman trip brings Kenneth Bae back into spotlight http://www.globalpost.com/node/6037474 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (Yonhap) -- The Obama administration assured media Tuesday that it is still endeavoring to secure the release of Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American man detained in North Korea.</p> <p>"We remain gravely concerned about Kenneth Bae's health and continue to urge DPRK (North Korea) authorities to grant his amnesty and immediate release on humanitarian grounds," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters.</p> <p>It was unusual that the Bae issue was raised in the White House daily press briefing. Carney provided a relatively long answer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6037474" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Business Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman Environment Health National Basketball Association Politics Yonhap News Agency Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:31:12 +0000 6037474 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-NBA star Rodman fiercely defends N. Korea basketball game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140107/ex-nba-star-rodman-fiercely-defends-n-korea-basketball <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Former U.S. basketball superstar Dennis Rodman fiercely defended an upcoming exhibition game in North Korea to mark the birthday of his "friend" and the country's leader Kim Jong Un in a heated television interview with CNN on Tuesday.</p> <p> Rodman, speaking live from Pyongyang alongside a team of former National Basketball Association members, told the U.S. television network that while many have criticized his brand of sports diplomacy, it is "a great idea for the world." </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140107/ex-nba-star-rodman-fiercely-defends-n-korea-basketball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman National Basketball Association Kyodo News International Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:31:29 +0000 6037475 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-NBA star Rodman fiercely defends N. Korea basketball game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140107/ex-nba-star-rodman-fiercely-defends-n-korea-basketball <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Former U.S. basketball superstar Dennis Rodman fiercely defended an upcoming exhibition game in North Korea to mark the birthday of his "friend" and the country's leader Kim Jong Un in a heated television interview with CNN on Tuesday.</p> <p> Rodman, speaking live from Pyongyang alongside a team of former National Basketball Association members, told the U.S. television network that while many have criticized his brand of sports diplomacy, it is "a great idea for the world." </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140107/ex-nba-star-rodman-fiercely-defends-n-korea-basketball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman National Basketball Association Kyodo News International Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:31:29 +0000 6037476 at http://www.globalpost.com Rodman wishes N. Korea's Kim happy birthday before game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140108/rodman-wishes-n-koreas-kim-happy-birthday-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former US basketball star Dennis Rodman sang "Happy birthday to you!" to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Pyongyang Wednesday before joining a game with fellow players to mark the event, a report said.</p> <p>Rodman has been criticised for failing to address human rights issues or the plight of a jailed American during several visits to the North and to the leader whom he calls his friend for life.</p> <p>Rodman rebutted the criticism, saying he simply came to celebrate his good friend's birthday, according to China's official news agency Xinhua. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140108/rodman-wishes-n-koreas-kim-happy-birthday-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman National Basketball Association AFP Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:47:26 +0000 6037960 at http://www.globalpost.com Rodman apologizes for comments in North Korea, says had been drinking-CNN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/rodman-apologizes-comments-north-korea-says-had-been-drinking-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman has apologized for comments he made about an imprisoned U.S. missionary in North Korea, CNN said on Thursday, quoting a statement.</p> <p>Rodman's fourth trip to North Korea had drawn criticism from human rights activists and the family of imprisoned U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae after Rodman appeared to suggest in an interview peppered with obscenities that Bae, rather than the North Korean authorities, was responsible for his incarceration.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/rodman-apologizes-comments-north-korea-says-had-been-drinking-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman National Basketball Association Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 Jan 2014 07:47:24 +0000 6038677 at http://www.globalpost.com Rodman's birthday song to Kim 'like Marilyn' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140109/rodmans-birthday-song-kim-marilyn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dennis Rodman singing "Happy Birthday" to North Korean regime chief Kim Jong-Un was akin to Marilyn Monroe performing for JFK, tourists who watched the performance said Thursday.</p> <p>Hollywood sex symbol Monroe serenaded John F. Kennedy with a sultry version of the song at a Democratic Party fundraising soirée in 1962.</p> <p>Rodman, formerly of the Chicago Bulls, sang the tune to Kim on Wednesday before joining fellow players for a game marking the reclusive leader's birthday, which has sparked huge controversy in the US.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140109/rodmans-birthday-song-kim-marilyn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman National Basketball Association AFP Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:03:25 +0000 6038755 at http://www.globalpost.com NKorea detainee's family raps Rodman, says plight 'no joke' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140109/nkorea-detainees-family-raps-rodman-says-plight-no-joke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The family of a US missionary held in North Korea accepted Thursday ex NBA star Dennis Rodman's apology for an "outrageous" TV outburst, but lashed him saying their loved one's plight was "not a game." </p> <p>In a statement issued by the sister of Kenneth Bae, jailed for 15 years in the reclusive state last year, they poured thinly-veiled scorn on Rodman after he explained his outburst by saying he was drunk and stressed. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140109/nkorea-detainees-family-raps-rodman-says-plight-no-joke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basketball Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman National Basketball Association AFP Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:03:52 +0000 6039344 at http://www.globalpost.com