Dennis Rodman in North Korea to train basketball team

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Friday, December 20, 2013

CNN: Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is in North Korea for his third visit of "basketball diplomacy."

The former player and a documentary crew were scheduled to spend four days helping to train a team of North Korean basketball players for a January exhibition in Pyongyang.

That January 8 exhibition -- said to be against a yet-unannounced team of former NBA players -- will celebrate the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom Rodman has called a friend and a "very good guy" despite international condemnation of the country's human rights records.

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