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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:27 AM

N. Korea's Kim, Rodman watch basketball game: Xinhua

Source: AFP

BEIJING North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un watched a basketball game with former Chicago Bulls' star Dennis Rodman on Thursday, Chinese state media reported.

In a dispatch from Pyongyang, China's official Xinhua news agency said that Kim and Rodman watched a game consisting of players from North Korea and the Harlem Globetrotters, a famed goodwill team from the United States.

Xinhua, which has a bureau in the North Korean capital, cited unidentified witnesses for its account.

Rodman, a 51-year-old Hall of Famer, was quoted as calling relations between the United States and North Korea "regrettable", though added "personally I am a friend of Marshal Kim Jong-Un and the DPRK people".

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:38 AM

1. A guess Dennis' gig of trying to get people to pay him to watch a basketball game w/him ....

.... didn't turn out so well so he has to go to N. Korea to get work.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:38 AM

2. Maybe he can talk to his friend about the treatment of NK citizens.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:40 AM

3. Dennis needs to help his buddy Kim Jong-Un spice up his wardrobe.

Lots of possibilities there to help out the young guy who dresses and acts like his Father and Grandfather. I am actually a little encouraged, Dennis Rodman is the last person I can think of who bows to authority and convention.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:49 AM

4. See???

THIS GUY can get out of North Korea when He wants to. It was reported a year or so ago he attended a Madonna Concert some where in Asia. There were photos of him just like this.

IF he got out more..and went to see some great entertainment, like say maybe a KPOP concert with Kara or SNSD or 2NE1, he JUST MIGHT mellow out, and not think the world was that bad. IF he brought this kind of entertainment to North Korea, it be even better. All he needs to do is chill, kick back and check out some tunes. He needs an Ipod!


Wouldn't it be great if this lead to a more Peaceful and open North Korea?

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:08 AM

5. I dunno. His father imported a LOT of Western entertainment for his own pleasure.

Kim Jong-il was an NBA fan, loved Elizabeth Taylor and Elvis, and was a huge "film buff" (I think one of his favorite movies was Friday the 13th). Didn't really change him; he got even more eccentric.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:15 AM

7. I say give him more exposure....

He has spent time outside of North Korea. Maybe he needs to spend more time. Maybe someone should take him to Disneyland! Anything to get him to see, the world really isn't that bad of a place.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:09 AM

6. Dennis Rodman will be a great global ambassador and peacemaker.

Yeah, I never saw myself saying that, either.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:41 AM

8. Only Rodman could go to DPRK

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Response to Paulie (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:23 PM

9. Rodman the Nixon of the twentyfirst century Kim Jong-Un needs a man purse and feather boas.

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Response to Paulie (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:59 PM

13. Heh, guess I'm not the only person thinking of table tennis.. (nt)

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:16 PM

10. What will happen to the North Korean team if they lose to the Harlem Globtrotters?

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Response to Crowman1979 (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:22 PM

11. That made me LOL

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:25 PM

12. How to make Dennis Rodman look like a regular guy

 

Take a photo of him next to Kim Jong-Un.

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