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Rodman to lead team of ex-NBA stars to North Korea

Basketball legend will mark Kim Jong Uns birthday with match. Picture: Getty

Basketball legend will mark Kim Jong Uns birthday with match. Picture: Getty

DENNIS Rodman has named a team of former National Basketball Association players to participate in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Rodman leads a team that includes former NBA All-Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker.

Craig Hodges, Doug Christie and Charles D Smith are on the team as well.

They will play against a top North Korean Senior National team on Wednesday, marking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s birthday.

Rodman is the highest profile American to meet Kim since the leader inherited power after his father died in late 2011.

Rodman calls the game his version of “basketball diplomacy”.

“My previous travels have allowed me to feel the enthusiasm and warmth of fans,” he said.

“The positive memories and smiles on the faces of the children and families are a testament to the great efforts we have put in.”

 

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