Rodman Heading Back to NKorea to Train Basketball Team

Image: Rodman Heading Back to NKorea to Train Basketball Team

Wednesday, 04 Dec 2013 09:35 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

LONDON — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, the new friend of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will this month make a third visit to the reclusive state to train its basketball team, a source involved in the trip said Wednesday.

The heavily tattooed former Chicago Bulls star is organizing friendship exhibition games between North Korea and ex-NBA players in January.

"We're going back, most likely on December 18-21. Dennis is going to train the North Korean team and get them ready for the big match in January," said Rory Scott, a spokesman for the Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, which is sponsoring the games.

"We'll be announcing the details of the U.S. NBA players that we're taking out in January. He's going to spend a few days training the North Korean team," Scott told AFP. "I'm going with him, we're taking a documentary crew."

Rodman announced in September that the first game will be on January 8, Kim's birthday, and the other on January 10.

Rodman has struck up an extraordinary friendship with Kim since making his first trip to North Korea in March, when he declared the young ruler a "friend for life."

Kim, who was educated in Switzerland, is reported to be a huge fan of basketball and especially of the Chicago Bulls, with whom Rodman won three NBA titles alongside Michael Jordan in the 1990s.

© AFP 2014

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAXWORLD.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved