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Dennis Rodman to coach North Korea basketball team

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Dennis Rodman, most known for his body art and attitude, will be traveling to North Korea again, this time to coach the nation’s basketball team.

According to the Associated Press,

“Yes, I’m going to North Korea to train the basketball team,” he told The Associated Press by phone. “I’m going to bring American players over there. Yes I am. I’m going to be the most famous person in the world when you see American people holding hands and hoping the doors can be opened. If they can. If they can. If they can. I’m going. I’m going back for his birthday. Special.”


Rodman has been criticized for not talking about North Korea’s human rights record, described as one of the world’s worst by activists, the U.S. State Department and North Korean defectors. The defectors have repeatedly testified about the government’s alleged use of indiscriminate killings, rapes, beatings and prison camps holding as many as 120,000 people deemed opponents of authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, the third generation of his family to rule.

What do you think of Rodman’s decision to go teach basketball in North Korea? Is it a smart decision, or will it come back to bite him in the end?

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