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Juche: Dennis Rodman visits North Korea

by Rodan ( 50 Comments › )
Filed under North Korea, Sports at February 27th, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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Dennis Rodman was part of the Chicago Bull dynasty that dominated basketball in the 1990′s. He was a flamboyant outrageous character. In his latest nutty stunt, he now travels to North Korea!

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman brought his basketball skills and flamboyant style — tattoos, nose studs and all — to the country with possibly the world’s strictest dress code: North Korea.

Arriving in Pyongyang, the American athlete and showman known as “The Worm” became an unlikely ambassador for sports diplomacy at a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Or maybe not so unlikely: Young leader Kim Jong Un is said to have been a fan of the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, when Rodman won three championships with the club.

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It’s my first time, I think it’s most of these guys’ first time here, so hopefully everything’s going to be OK , and hoping the kids have a good time for the game,” Rodman told reporters after arriving in North Korea on Tuesday.

Rodman and VICE’s producers said the Americans hope to engage in a little “basketball diplomacy” by running a basketball camp for children and playing with North Korea’s top basketball stars.

“Is sending the Harlem Globetrotters and Dennis Rodman to the DPRK strange? In a word, yes,” said Shane Smith, the VICE founder who is host of the upcoming series, referring to North Korea by the initials of its formal name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “But finding common ground on the basketball court is a beautiful thing.”

I wonder if Dennis Rodman will see weeping bears and crying birds?

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  1. 1 | February 27, 2013 5:35 pm

    I lived in the Detroit area when the Pistons won their two titles, and Rodman was a big part of those teams. After losing to the Bulls in 7 games after that run, Chuck Dailey retired and Rodman went through what can only be described as the most bizarre public crack up in America’s history. All through his public break from reality, I kept saying to myself that some poor kid calls him daddy, and gets the privilege of seeing this man beclown himself on national television every day.

    This is merely a continuation of that.


  2. heysoos
    2 | February 27, 2013 5:51 pm

    @ Flyovercountry:
    Michgander and Piston fan…
    I recall the game where Rodman went atmospheric with, don’t exactly recall, like 36pts, over 20 rebounds, a double digit assists…simply unbelievable…he was hitting 3′s, jumpers, dunking….he played the game of his life…I should look that one up


  3. heysoos
    3 | February 27, 2013 5:55 pm

    @ heysoos:
    it was the unreal rebounds…34


  4. Da_Beerfreak
    4 | February 27, 2013 5:57 pm

    Now he’s just another ‘useful idiot’ for the liberals.


  5. huckfunn
    5 | February 27, 2013 6:04 pm

    Hagel as SecDef; Kerry as SOS; Rodman as special envoy to North Korea. Now there’s some consistency.


  6. heysoos
    6 | February 27, 2013 6:12 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    Now he’s just another ‘useful idiot’ for the liberals.

    Rodman is a very smart guy, quick and articulate when he wants to be…and his generosity toward the homeless is legendary….other than he’s a bit colorful


  7. heysoos
    7 | February 27, 2013 6:13 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Hagel as SecDef; Kerry as SOS; Rodman as special envoy to North Korea. Now there’s some consistency.

    it’s Rodman who should be SecDef!!!
    bada boom!


  8. huckfunn
    8 | February 27, 2013 6:18 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    his generosity toward the homeless is legendary….

    One day Rodman will be homeless and that’s where his good karma will serve him well.


  9. heysoos
    9 | February 27, 2013 6:26 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    his generosity toward the homeless is legendary….
    One day Rodman will be homeless and that’s where his good karma will serve him well.

    I followed most of his career…he was awesome, a team guy, players liked him, quiet on the court, then would explode with bizarre behavior…blew off an entire training camp one year for no reason, was fined a ton of money, came in and played fine…he wouild drive around in the night looking for homeless people, give then winter parkas and the like, some cash, then go find another then deny it to the press


  10. Speranza
    10 | February 27, 2013 6:32 pm

    @ heysoos:

    He was a dirty player like most of this Pistons teammates. Also he made racist comments about Larry Bird when Bird whipped his ass on the court one night.


  11. Speranza
    11 | February 27, 2013 6:34 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    Rodman is a very smart guy, quick and articulate when he wants to be…and his generosity toward the homeless is legendary….other than he’s a bit colorful

    Dennis Rodman ‘broke,’ ‘extremely sick,’ his attorney says

    Yeah he’s a real mental giant. I wonder how much of his millions he has lost.


  12. yenta-fada
    12 | February 27, 2013 6:36 pm

    I read an long article about Rodman a few years ago. His childhood was a disaster. He is very damaged goods psychologically. However, the article was so sympathetic to his efforts to live a successful life and be a decent person. Seems as though he has played the cards he was dealt.
    Other than that, I know nuttink.


  13. Speranza
    13 | February 27, 2013 6:37 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    I read an long article about Rodman a few years ago. His childhood was a disaster. He is very damaged goods psychologically. However, the article was so sympathetic to his efforts to live a successful life and be a decent person. Seems as though he has played the cards he was dealt.
    Other than that, I know nuttink.

    He was a terrific player though. Admire the athletic skill and that’s it.


  14. heysoos
    14 | February 27, 2013 6:38 pm

    @ Speranza:
    that stuff is rampant in the NBA…few player were any dirtier than Bird…at the time the NBA was letting those guys play in that era…the Pistons had the p[layers and their defense was terrific but with a lot of pushing, shoving and guys hitting the floor…the NBA has never been so popular since…it was Rick Mahorn and Lambier that thew people down, Rodman and Salley were all knees and elbows…but Larry Bird should not talk about aggressive play…he was definitely a tough guy himself


  15. Speranza
    15 | February 27, 2013 6:39 pm

    @ heysoos:
    Look its a rough sport but that whole team had a reputation of being dirty. Not that I should really care.


  16. huckfunn
    16 | February 27, 2013 6:42 pm

    @ heysoos:
    Rodman played about half a season with the Spurs a few years back until they got tired of him. Actually saw him at a Spurs-Lakers game. He was a great rebounder, but was like a spoiled child in every other respect. He was not a team player in San Antonio, and that’s why the Spurs dumped him.


  17. 17 | February 27, 2013 6:46 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    When he was trade from Chicago to The Lakers so he could join up with Phil Jackson, He showed up to practice drunk and without sneakers. he was let go.


  18. heysoos
    18 | February 27, 2013 6:47 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    Look its a rough sport but that whole team had a reputation of being dirty. Not that I should really care.

    you’re right and they thrived on it and the press made it even bigger..the guards Thomas and Dumars were very clean, and Joe could go several games with only a few reaching fouls or whatever…Lambier was a gangster tho…in Shacks rookie year Lambier hooked him and tossed him to the floor right under the net, foul and O’Niell of course issed both shots then halftime…as soon as the 3rd qt started Lambier did it again in almost the exact same spot…Shack hit the deck and skidded behind the baseline, he started to get up and Lambier pounced, he straddled poor Shack with his fist balled up waiting to sock him…more missed foul shots…Lambier 2…Shack 0 and no confidence…that was the game back then and fans loved it…I remember Jordon coming up and he was abused by the Pistons like a rented mule


  19. 19 | February 27, 2013 6:47 pm

    @ Speranza:

    So he went from the Pistons to the Bulls.


  20. 20 | February 27, 2013 6:48 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    Look its a rough sport but that whole team had a reputation of being dirty. Not that I should really care.

    Isiah Thomas being of the biggest scumbags. He ruined the Knicks for a number of years as the General manager. The Post used to call him the false prophet.


  21. heysoos
    21 | February 27, 2013 6:49 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    Rodman played about half a season with the Spurs a few years back until they got tired of him. Actually saw him at a Spurs-Lakers game. He was a great rebounder, but was like a spoiled child in every other respect. He was not a team player in San Antonio, and that’s why the Spurs dumped him.

    only 2 people could manage Rodman…Chuck Daly and Jordan


  22. heysoos
    22 | February 27, 2013 6:52 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    Speranza wrote:
    @ heysoos:
    Look its a rough sport but that whole team had a reputation of being dirty. Not that I should really care.

    Isiah Thomas being of the biggest scumbags. He ruined the Knicks for a number of years as the General manager. The Post used to call him the false prophet.

    he was a player…beyond that not too good at anything…as opposed to Dumars, the quiet guy that gets it done…he won another title as GM


  23. Bumr50
    23 | February 27, 2013 6:54 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    When he was trade from Chicago to The Lakers so he could join up with Phil Jackson, He showed up to practice drunk and without sneakers. he was let go.

    Showing up drunk? Sure.

    Without shoes? More than just “drunk.”


  24. heysoos
    24 | February 27, 2013 6:56 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    Rodan wrote:
    @ huckfunn:
    When he was trade from Chicago to The Lakers so he could join up with Phil Jackson, He showed up to practice drunk and without sneakers. he was let go.

    Showing up drunk? Sure.
    Without shoes? More than just “drunk.”

    after the Bulls he went off the rails…I felt sorry for as per the post about his childhood…he got famous, blew alot of money, pissed people off…he was a basketball rock star


  25. Speranza
    25 | February 27, 2013 6:57 pm

    The Worm kicked a court side photographer in the nuts.


  26. 26 | February 27, 2013 6:58 pm

    @ Bumr50:
    @ heysoos:

    Rodman “Blew” his money if you get my drift.

    Sniff Sniff.


  27. heysoos
    27 | February 27, 2013 7:01 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    The Worm kicked a court side photographer in the nuts.

    yeah I know…he was a mess at the end…he evolved over time from a shy, quiet small forward that could leap to the roof, into a brash, toxic freak…I’m not defending so much as adding the color…he was really fun to watch back then


  28. heysoos
    28 | February 27, 2013 7:07 pm

    from the day Larry Bird was drafted, the NBA went ballistic…then came Magic and Thomas and dozens of other terrific player that ushered in that last great era of team basketball…the Pistons had the defensive talent and rewrote the books with it…teams feared the Pistons because they could simply shut you down entirely and enough firepower off the bench to score in bunches…they could come out in the last 5 minutes and blow you off the floor…an extremely dangerous team to take for granted in the waning minutes of a game…the whole team was exactly like Jordan himself played…always something in the tank at the end…NBA was one hell of a gig back then


  29. heysoos
    29 | February 27, 2013 7:11 pm

    very bad move by BO…this is not going to go well for anybody…there is enough murder and mayhem in Syria…I don’t think is morally right, let alone politically…what say you Rodan?…I already know
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/27/syria-crisis-usa-aid-idUSL1N0BRFEN20130227


  30. heysoos
    30 | February 27, 2013 7:17 pm

    threaten Bob Woodward for telling the truth?…man, how stupid can you get…BO’s foundation is cracking, even the left is unhappy and people are getting burned out with their glam…but fucking with Woodward is undeniable idiocy…moar!
    http://www.businessinsider.com/bob-woodward-obama-sequester-white-house-reporting-price-politics-2013-2


  31. lobo91
    31 | February 27, 2013 7:17 pm

    New York: No Manufacturers Planning To Make 7-Round Magazines To Comply With Cuomo’s New Anti-Gun Law…

    Looks like New Yorkers are going to be limited to revolvers and 1911s…


  32. heysoos
    32 | February 27, 2013 7:20 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    New York: No Manufacturers Planning To Make 7-Round Magazines To Comply With Cuomo’s New Anti-Gun Law…
    Looks like New Yorkers are going to be limited to revolvers and 1911s…

    Beretta is considering leaving Maryland…I dropped a link on the last thread


  33. lobo91
    33 | February 27, 2013 7:29 pm

    Biden: Voters In Chicago Election Where Bloomberg Outspent Pro-2nd Amendment Candidate By Massive $2.1 Million To $100K Margin “Sent A Clear Unequivocal Signal” On Guns…

    The only “clear unequivocal signal” this sent is that Bloomberg is insane.

    But hey…if he wants to waste millions of dollars on Democrat primaries, let him.


  34. 34 | February 27, 2013 7:29 pm

    Show tonight 8:30 PM EST.


  35. Da_Beerfreak
    35 | February 27, 2013 7:50 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    New York: No Manufacturers Planning To Make 7-Round Magazines To Comply With Cuomo’s New Anti-Gun Law…

    Looks like New Yorkers are going to be limited to revolvers and 1911s…

    Or resistance…


  36. Da_Beerfreak
    36 | February 27, 2013 7:52 pm

    Bob Woodward: the latest ‘Right Wing Nutjob’ to question the Boy King’s wisdom.


  37. heysoos
    37 | February 27, 2013 7:52 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:
    New York: No Manufacturers Planning To Make 7-Round Magazines To Comply With Cuomo’s New Anti-Gun Law…
    Looks like New Yorkers are going to be limited to revolvers and 1911s…

    Or resistance…

    I think that vaunted NY fighting spirit, that don’t fuck with me tude is long gone…NY is full of cows, going to the slaughter


  38. heysoos
    38 | February 27, 2013 7:54 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    Bob Woodward: the latest ‘Right Wing Nutjob’ to question the Boy King’s wisdom.

    if BO wants to tangle with Woodward, he better spinach up


  39. 39 | February 27, 2013 8:04 pm

    @ heysoos:

    We are helping the same people who attacked us on 9/11 and killed Americans in Iraq.


  40. yenta-fada
    40 | February 27, 2013 8:09 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    Show tonight 8:30 PM EST.

    Can you put that in caps somewhere obvious so that people know?


  41. heysoos
    41 | February 27, 2013 8:13 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    We are helping the same people who attacked us on 9/11 and killed Americans in Iraq.

    it’s exactly the wrong strategy…we need to rein in this gonzo, save somebody attitude…there is nobody in Syria worth saving…when the smoke clears and THEY reach out to us, then maybe we can talk…I just understand the BO stiffy for Syria…maybe someone should ask him


  42. 42 | February 27, 2013 8:18 pm

    @ heysoos:

    It’s not just him.


  43. 43 | February 27, 2013 8:19 pm

    New Thread.


  44. heysoos
    45 | February 27, 2013 8:26 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    It’s not just him.

    I understand the bipartisan element to get into the fight, fine but BO calls the shots and he is stupid and short sighted to get involved…I’m sick and tired that people are dying for conflicting ideologies…we cannot control the Muslims, they will slaughter and pillage regardless of what we think…instead of getting further entrenched in the ME, I say get the fuck as far away as possible and let them duke it out…I knew that you knew that, and if need to speak further then you speak for me…I’ve got a serious case of ME fatigue…I’m sorry that innocents are dying, but we’ve died to for a cause that in the end hurts us and has no benefit…just fucking stop…lock the brakes, turn off the key, grab what you can and get the fuck away from that toxic hell hole


  45. 46 | February 27, 2013 8:28 pm

    @ lobo91:

    That is scary stuff.


  46. lobo91
    47 | February 27, 2013 8:30 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    That is scary stuff.

    What’s really scary is the reaction of the rest of the MSM:

    Crickets


  47. Da_Beerfreak
    48 | February 27, 2013 8:34 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    Rodan wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    It’s not just him.

    I understand the bipartisan element to get into the fight, fine but BO calls the shots and he is stupid and short sighted to get involved…I’m sick and tired that people are dying for conflicting ideologies…we cannot control the Muslims, they will slaughter and pillage regardless of what we think…instead of getting further entrenched in the ME, I say get the fuck as far away as possible and let them duke it out…I knew that you knew that, and if need to speak further then you speak for me…I’ve got a serious case of ME fatigue…I’m sorry that innocents are dying, but we’ve died to for a cause that in the end hurts us and has no benefit…just fucking stop…lock the brakes, turn off the key, grab what you can and get the fuck away from that toxic hell hole

    I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts that it’s the Saudis and the Turks pushing the Boy King into the Syrian civil war.


  48. Da_Beerfreak
    49 | February 27, 2013 8:37 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Rodan wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    That is scary stuff.

    What’s really scary is the reaction of the rest of the MSM:

    Crickets

    Shows just what cowards the rest of the lame stream obamamedia really are. No one wants to be the next target of the thugs from the White Hut.


  49. 50 | February 28, 2013 12:18 pm

    For a basketball player to emulate, take a look at THIS one. He’s also quite a philanthropist. Yes, really.


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