Dennis Rodman, the crew of VICE magazine, and the people of North Korea can start singing "You've Got a Friend in Me." The former Chicago Bulls superstar embarked on what has been called a "basketball diplomacy" expedition to North Korea a few days ago, to the surprise of US officials, who had no clue about the trip. They held a basketball exhibition between North Korea's dream team and a team consisting of Moose Weekes, Buckets Blakes and Bull Ballard of the Harlem Globetrotters, and VICE's Ryan Duffy. At the exhibition, Dennis Rodman turned to Kim Jong Un and told him, "You have a friend for life." The game was followed by Dennis Rodman giving a speech, and then a reception at Kim Jong Un's house. Ryan Duffy has invited the Supreme Leader to America for a VICE office tour.
Here are some photos that show what "basketball diplomacy" looks like:
DPRK's dream team vs the VICE team (with the assistance of Harlem Globetrotters):
The Worm and the Supreme Leader share a moment during the game:
What do you think of Dennis Rodman's brand of diplomacy?