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Dennis Rodman courtside with North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Oklahoman Published: February 28, 2013

Photographs of Dennis Rodman laughing while watching a basketball exhibition in Pyongyang with the North Korea leader Kim Jong-un may be some of the strangest sights in the history of accidental American diplomacy.

Not only did Kim attend the game and watch alongside Rodman, but he also invited Rodman, three Harlem Globetrotters and the Vice Media crew filming the trip for a documentary to his palace for a party, said Shane Smith, the founder of Vice Media, who dreamed up and organized this trip. The group landed in Pyongyang on Monday with approval from North Korean authorities to conduct basketball exhibitions and film the documentary, but it was not promised that Kim would meet with them.

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H/T: New York Times


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