Will Dennis Rodman Play Diplomat With North Korea?

Tribune

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is in North Korea with plans to hang out with authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, have a good time and maybe bridge some cultural gaps but not be a diplomat.

Rodman was greeted at Pyongyang`s airport Tuesday by Son Kwang Ho, vice-chairman of North Korea`s Olympic Committee, just days after Pyongyang rejected a visit by a U.S. envoy who had hoped to bring home Kenneth Bae, an American missionary jailed there. The North abruptly called off the official visit because it said the U.S. had ruined the atmosphere for talks by holding a drill over South Korea with nuclear-capable B-52 bombers.