Fresh off his second trip to North Korea this past Saturday, former pro baller Dennis Rodman announced plans to organize friendship basketball games between the U.S. and North Korea.
After working out an agreement with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, Rodman says the first game will be January 8,¬† on Kim‚Äôs birthday and the second game will take place on January 10.
The former Chicago Bulls star nicknamed the controversial leader ‚ÄúThe Marshall‚ÄĚ and told a press conference crowd on Monday, ‚Äúthe marshall told me, ‚Äėwe want people to come here because we are not a bad country.’‚ÄĚ
Rodman says he will return to North Korea December 14 to train local players who will compete against Americans and he‚Äôs even agreed to train the North Koreans for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio.
But first thing is first, back to those US-North Korea friendship b-ball games. The former Celebrity Apprentice star promises that the American team will be a star-studded event. He says basketball stars from his era, like Karl Malone and Scottie Pippen will be on the team.
Maybe the State Department might want to start taking Dennis Rodman seriously?