Basketball Diplomacy: Rodman Meets With North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-un Courtside with Harlem Globetrotters

Rodman Meets With North Korean Leader, Courtside

Photographs of Dennis Rodman laughing while watching a basketball exhibition in Pyongyang, North Korea, with Kim Jong-un, the leader of one of the world’s most repressive countries, may be some of the strangest sights in the history of American diplomacy.

Not only did Kim attend the game Thursday 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 the trip.

Smith from Vice would like to get Jordan to go with him next to see their new friend.