Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Dennis Rodman makes third trip to North Korea to train basketball players

See also

Thursday, former basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea for the third time this year to meet with Kim Jong Un about a basketball diplomacy deal the two are working on; the news has created a buzz. Rodman is the most famous American to travel to North Korea. Rodman called Kim Jong Un "a friend" Thursday as he left for North Korea from China, according to the Newsy video (that can be seen above).

Rodman, 52, was initially very secretive about his trips to North Korea, but in September after his last trip he held a press conference to announce plans. Thursday, Rodman said he was traveling to North Korea to train some of their players.

Rodman has called North Korean president Kim Jong Un a “very good guy.” Rodman said that he is putting together a "basketball diplomacy" project that will include players from North Korea.

Paddy Power is an online betting company and Rodman said that he has organized this "basketball diplomacy" along with some other representatives from Paddy Power.

In September, Dennis Rodman said he had a very “relaxing time by the sea” while on the trip to North Korea. Rodman spent time with Kim Jong Un and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, and their baby, Ju Ae, according to CNN. The mention of the child’s name sent a buzz through the Internet as people confirmed that the North Korean couple did have a baby and what the child’s name is. Dennis Rodman said he held Ju Ae and he said that Kim was “a good dad.”

Related articles:

North Korean second in command, Jang Song Thaek executed as traitor

North Korea removes Jang Song Thaek from positions and publicly executes two

If you enjoyed reading this article, please click on the subscribe button above to receive an email when new articles are published by this examiner.

Examiner.com: How to make money writing articles online working part-time

Recent articles from this Examiner (click on the link to read):

Used a credit card at Target between Nov 29-Dec 15, 2013? Number is at risk

Barbara Walters to retire after releasing ‘Most Fascinating People’ list

Devyani Khobragade given diplomatic immunity after India protests

Kelly Rowland talks engagement to Tim Witherspoon on Queen Latifah’s show

Tessanne Chin and Adam Levine win season 5 of ‘The Voice’

Two ticket holders win $636 Mega Million jackpot; second largest in history

FDA asks antibacterial soap makers to prove claims on labels

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $586; may become largest ever

Teacher tells black student to take off Santa hat because Santa is white

Harvard University receives bomb threat during finals week

Jessica Simpson loses pounds with Weight Watchers

Man shot and killed at Short Hills Mall after Christmas shopping with wife

NASA’s ‘Superhero Robot’ Valkyrie video goes viral

‘Gospel Flash Mob’ video honors Nelson Mandela

Oprah Winfrey attends Nelson Mandela’s funeral

Advertisement

Related Videos:

  • Long Island's Gina Rigali could be the next great MMA ring card girl
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518256018" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518256018&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Clare Crawley
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518352021" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518352021&autoStart=true"></div>
  • 'Face Balls with Julia Roberts'
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518351165" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518351165&autoStart=true"></div>