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Dennis Rodman Heads To North Korea

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman plans to run a basketball camp for children and will compete against North Korean athletes in the hopes it will be attended by Kim Jong Un.

1. Update: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 7:53 P.M. EST

Dennis Rodman Arrives In North Korea.

Andy Wong / AP

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, center, pushes his luggage pass through a group of Chinese security officers as he makes his way to the check in counter at the departure hall of Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing.

PYONGYANG, North Korea – Flamboyant former-NBA star Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea with VICE media company — tattoos, piercings, bad-boy reputation, and all.

The American known as “The Worm” is set to arrive Tuesday in Pyongyang, becoming an unlikely ambassador for sports diplomacy at a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

Andy Wong / AP

TV crews surround Dennis Rodman, a former NBA star at the departure hall of Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.

Andy Wong / AP

Members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team gesture as they prepare to check in with former NBA star Dennis Rodman at the departure hall of Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing.

Korea Bureau Chief for the Associated Press:

This man is en route to #NKorea. Watch out, #Pyongyang! @dennisrodman @ap waiting at Sunan airport. http://t.co/jqqH0trNQn

— Jean H. Lee (@newsjean)

This man is en route to #NKorea. Watch out, #Pyongyang! @dennisrodman @ap waiting at Sunan airport. http://t.co/jqqH0trNQn— Jean H. Lee

Twitter Reacts To The News:

Kim Jong Un likes basketball + is weird. He and Dennis Rodman are going to get along just fine.

— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell)

Kim Jong Un likes basketball + is weird. He and Dennis Rodman are going to get along just fine.— Blake Hounshell

Just choked on a microwable lava brownie reading the headline "Dennis Rodman worms his way into North Korea"

— kelly b (@kranggang)

Just choked on a microwable lava brownie reading the headline “Dennis Rodman worms his way into North Korea”— kelly b

How the fuck Dennis Rodman get into North Korea.....

— DJ Crip (@thatdudeDJCrip)

How the fuck Dennis Rodman get into North Korea…..— DJ Crip

In Argo II, Dennis Rodman has to be exfiltrated by @josecanseco

— Tim Dickinson (@7im)

In Argo II, Dennis Rodman has to be exfiltrated by @josecanseco— Tim Dickinson

Dennis Rodman is a sports ambassador to North Korea. You can’t make this stuff up.

— jason yeh (@jasonoliver)

Dennis Rodman is a sports ambassador to North Korea. You can’t make this stuff up.— jason yeh

Dennis Rodman old af still wearin lip & nose rings smfh!!!

— El Bernardo Dinero™ (@HARDNARD901)

Dennis Rodman old af still wearin lip & nose rings smfh!!!— El Bernardo Dineroâ„¢

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