Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman unconcerned about not meeting with Kim Jong-un

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman speaks to the media after returning from his trip to North Korea at Beijing airport, on Monday. Photo: Reuters

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman returned from North Korea on Monday, saying he did not meet “awesome” Kim Jong-un on his third visit to the reclusive state but was unfazed by the lack of contact.

Monday, 23 December, 2013, 11:38pm

Gambling firm Paddy Power behind Dennis Rodman's North Korean trips

Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman poses with North Korean basketball players during a practice session in the North Korean capital Pyongyang. Photo: AP

The growing basketball collaboration between Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, can be traced back to an Irish online betting company and the pope.

21 Dec 2013 - 12:41am 1 comment

Dennis Rodman returns to Pyongyang to see his 'friend' Kim Jong-un

Basketball legend Dennis Rodman talks to reporters after arriving at Pyongyang airport at the start of his five-day visit. Photo: Reuters

Flamboyant former basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea yesterday for a five-day visit, his second this year, but said he had no plans to negotiate the release of a jailed American missionary.

4 Sep 2013 - 10:25am

Rodman asks pal Kim to free jailed American

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korea and US play in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang. Photo: AP

Basketball hall-of-famer Dennis Rodman, who forged an unlikely friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on a recent trip, has appealed for the freedom of an American sentenced to 15 years in prison.

9 May 2013 - 1:29am

The not-so-subtle art of diplomacy

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman speaks to the media at the Pyongyang Airport. Photo: AP

Diplomacy is a skilled art. To be good at their job, diplomats need years of experience in negotiation, political analysis and protocol. A balanced personality, intelligence, tolerance, open-mindedness and patience are essential traits.

19 Mar 2013 - 4:25am

Time for China to get tough with North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hugs former NBA player Dennis Rodman. Photo: EPA

Now that Kim Jong-un has a new best friend, in former NBA star Dennis Rodman, the world has a serious problem. This new Rodman-led "Awesomeness Diplomacy" has rocked the world peace life raft. Considering what Rodman personifies, "respect" is not going to be Kim's game plan.

18 Mar 2013 - 1:41am

Dennis is far from a menace

 Dennis Rodman. Photo: AP

There are some things you have to hear twice before you can believe them, like Dennis Rodman in North Korea. The proverbial loose cannon meets the quintessential loose cannon. Rodman in North Korea, as a guest of state no less. At first blush, it seems so bizarre. But then the more you think about it the more you realise there are few families more bizarre than the Kim dynasty in North Korea and there are few athletes in the history of sports more bizarre then basketball Hall-of-Famer Rodman.

10 Mar 2013 - 4:35am

Reading the silence of North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman hug in Pyongyang. Photo: Reuters

Something curious is going on in North Korea. The Pyongyang propaganda machine that regularly spews overblown rhetoric in the direction of South Korea, Japan and the US has been strangely silent about the inauguration of President Park Geun-hye in Seoul.

6 Mar 2013 - 2:51am