Dennis Rodman planning another trip to North Korea
NBA legend Dennis Rodman is going back to North Korea.
Rodman made the announcement at a charity gala at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. He’s planning to meet once more with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who is a big basketball fan.
“I’m going back August 1,” the Hall of Famer told Gossip Extra and the Miami Herald. “We have no plans really, as far as what we’re going to do over there, but we’ll just hang and have some fun!”
North Korea has threatened to attack the United States, South Korea and Japan since new U.N. sanctions were imposed in response to its latest nuclear arms test in February.
The organizer of the gala, criminal defense attorney Roy Black, introduced Rodman to the 700 guests as “the U. S. ambassador to North Korea.”
“The good thing about Dennis being here is that it makes us pretty sure this city will not be bombed by North Korea tonight,” Black said.
At the weekend gala, reporters asked Rodman about North Korea’s escalating war rhetoric. He said the Soviets’ sounded worse in the 1950s and 1960s.
“The Russians were way out there, and they were acting on their threats,” Rodman said. “He (Un) just wants to be loved. He just wants to sit down and talk. That’s all.”