(CNN) — Basketball star Dennis Rodman on Tuesday defended his controversial visit to North Korea with a team of former NBA players, saying it was a “great idea for the world.” In an exclusive interview with Chris Cuomo of CNN’s “New Day” from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, Rodman reacted angrily when pressed on whether the group should have traveled there given recent events in the secretive country. The trip takes place just weeks after North Korea shocked the world by announcing the purge and execution of Kim’s once-powerful uncle. There are also concerns for the welfare of U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae, who’s been detained there for more than a year
“We got 10 guys here, who left their families to help this country as a sports venture, does anyone understand that?”
Ummmm, no, we don’t. We have no idea why 10 people left America to go to North Korea to start a basketball team, we honestly don’t worm. I think that’s the whole point here. We’re just trying to understand what the fuck is going on with your brain at this point. The good news is though you can’t technically go off the deep end if you’ve been swimming in it for years. So progress?
Love when Dennis starts naming all of his friends and just forgets most of their names halfway through. We’ve got Christy, Ben, Dennis, that’s me, and yeah, all the rest of them, we’re all here.
I’m 10 million miles away and I’ll admit the finger point with the Cigar intimidated the fuck out of me.