Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea hanging with Kim Jong Un


The other day I mocked the idea that NBA Hall of Famer could do anything in the Kenneth Bae case, but I will say this — at least he’s got his foot in the door. That’s more than we can say for the United States’ last formal envoy to the country.

Rodman is back in North Korea right now and will visit with the country’s dictator Kim Jong Un, reports the Associated Press.

On this trip Rodman refused to say whether he would ask about Bae, but rather said he was just visiting a friend and to maybe help start a basketball league.

“I’m not there to be a diplomat. I’m there to go there and just have a good time, sit with (Kim) and his family, and that’s pretty much it,” Rodman said.

Of course, reports are not all friends of Kim have things work out so well for them. But it’s Rodman’s life and he should live it how he sees fit an hang with who he sees fit.

Rodman was in North Korea back in February as part of a “basketball diplomacy” trip with some Harlem Globetrotters when he and the unquestioned ruler of that nation hit it off — turns out he’s a big NBA fan, particularly those 1990s Bulls teams. Rodman and Kim hung out and upon his return Rodman would tell anyone who would listen what a good guy Kim was.

Celtics ease to 124-91 win at Olimpia Milano in Global Games

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MILAN (AP) — The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a double-header in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games.

Isaiah Thomas led the way for the Celtics with 18 points, including nine in his first seven minutes after coming off the bench midway through the first quarter.

Jared Sullinger added 14 points, as did Avery Bradley, who also had four three-pointers, while David Lee weighed in with 13 as well as seven rebounds and three assists.

Alessandro Gentile – who is reportedly wanted by the Houston Rockets, who hold NBA rights to the 22-year-old – top scored for Milano, with 19 points.

Next up for the Celtics is Real Madrid in Spain on Thursday.