Dennis Rodman Heading to North Korea; Might Fix Things or Usher Armageddon
Former Chicago Bull, children's book author, and sometimes SoFla resident Dennis Rodman is headed to North Korea as an ambassador for sports diplomacy. Or something.
The visit will be on Tuesday, just two weeks after North Korea stirred shit up by testing a nuclear bomb.
Rodman will be arriving in Pyongyang with a couple of Harlem Globetrotters and a documentary crew.
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
Actually, Rodman was signed by Vice Media Inc. to take part in a program that will air on HBO in April, according to the Associated Press.
The hope is that Rodman and the Globetrotters can run a basketball camp for children, play some pickup games with locals, and even have a few friendly matches with topnotch North Korean athletes.
And what better way to spread diplomacy and peace than teaching little North Korean kids how to dribble a basketball between their legs with their forehead and how to pierce their bottom lips?
Rodman tells the AP he hopes leader Kim Jong Un will hold off on testing nuclear bombs for a while and attend the festivities.
"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. "But finding common ground on the basketball court is a beautiful thing."
It is! And who better to try and smooth things over with a dangerous and apprehensive regime that considers the U.S. a nation of debaucheries than a dude who once married himself and calls himself "The Worm"?
Unless this whole HBO/Vice documentary film is some kind of Argo thing?
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss New Times Broward-Palm Beach's biggest stories.