Published by on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00 am.
Dennis Rodman’s trips to North Korea have been a source of controversy and criticism for the former pro baller. Many have called into question the ex-Chicago Bulls star’s relationship with Kim Jong Un and Rodman is speaking out about his connection to the authoritarian regime.
“I don’t want people to look at me as the devil or an evil person,” Rodman told ESPN. “If I put anyone in harm’s way, I apologize, you know. What makes me so damn bad? What makes me this bad awful person?”
Nothing now that the former Celebrity Apprentice star is staying on the wagon. Rodman blamed his drinking problem for his combative interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo and his overall erratic behavior in North Korea.
Next up…Hollywood, of course. Director Tim Story is now attached to a comedy pitch film for 20th Century Fox about Rodman’s diplomatic North Korean exploits. Gotta love Dennis, even when he screws up he cashes in!
Published by on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:30 am.
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Days after Dennis Rodman left rehab for alcohol abuse, TMZ reports that he’s back on the sauce… and partying in Miami.
The NBA Hall of Famer was reportedly getting festive at South Beach club E11even last Friday night. And what was this recovering alcoholic doing? Dropping kamikaze shots. “Every time he would take one [a kamikaze shot] he would scream ‘It’s kamikaze time!’” said one of the club’s patrons.
Rodman arrived at 10:30 p.m and left at 2 a.m. Allegedly, he drunk so much he had to be aided by strangers and helped into a cab.
The former Chicago Bull went into rehab following his, er, second eventful trip to North Korea and a visit with his new BFF, dictator Kim Jong-un.
Published by on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:30 am.
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People may have not taken Dennis Rodman seriously after his first trip to North Korea, but now the former Bulls star is headed back to the Communist nation for a big game of basketball.
On January 8, the basketball star will be organizing an exhibition game between North Korea and team of ex-NBA players to mark the birthday of the country’s leader Kim Jong-Un.
Rodman said he hopes the all-star basketball game will help to improve relations between the two nations. “Sports is important to people around the world so I hope this is going to engage the American people, especially Obama,” he says.
Despite U.S. government warning for Americans not to travel to North Korea, this marks Rodman’s third trip to the nation. Who knew that the most flamboyant basketball player to date would go on to become an unofficial ambassador to two warring nations?
Believe it or not, Dennis Rodman is taking basketball where it’s never been before.