Rodman’s ex-NBA team heads to North Korea for “basketball diplomacy” exhibition game

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Global News

PYONGYANG, North Korea – Dennis Rodman said Monday that a game he and other former National Basketball Association players are planning in North Korea will be a “birthday present” for one of their most unlikely fans: leader Kim Jong Un.

Rodman’s squad – featuring ex-All Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson and Vin Baker – will play against a team of North Koreans on Wednesday, which is believed to be Kim’s birthday. The former NBA players, who arrived in Pyongyang on Monday, also include Eric “Sleepy” Floyd, guard Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith, who played for the New York Knicks. Four streetball players also are on the squad.

READ MORE: Rodman names team of former NBA players for exhibition in North Korea next week

Rodman told The Associated Press he was glad to be in North Korea for the game, though he said he has gotten death threats for his…

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