Dennis Rodman Returning to North Korea

Jun 13, 2017

Former basketball player, Dennis Rodman, is returning to North Korea. He’s expected to arrive in the country’s capital on Tuesday.

When he visited in 2014, he and other NBA All-Stars played an exhibition game for Kim Jong Un. Jong Un is a fan of the mid-1990s Chicago Bulls.a In an interview afterwards, Rodman was asked why he’d done nothing to get the American, Kenneth Bae, release from a North Korean prison. Rodman defended himself saying that he was a basketball player and not a diplomat. The United States has been ratcheting up tensions with North Korea over its missile program since President Trump was inaugurated. Rodman’s “basketball diplomacy” may do more to ease tensions than the US State Department ever could.