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Dennis Rodman readies for North Korean games

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 00:50

Jan. 7 - Dennis Rodman and a team of fellow former NBA stars are training for basketball games in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, to mark Kim Jong Un's birthday. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea - demonstrating fancy footwork with a group of former NBA stars. A video provided by North Korea's state news agency KCNA purports to show players training for upcoming games against the North Korean team in Pyongyang, to mark Kim Jong Un's birthday. Rodman has said he is friends with the young, but powerful leader. He defended his latest visit to North Korea in a CNN interview, saying it would help "open the door" to the reclusive state. He claimed his trip was a "great idea for the world." The games come just weeks after Kim's powerful uncle was executed, and while Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae is held on charges of crimes against the state.

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Dennis Rodman readies for North Korean games

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 00:50