Doing the right thing in the name of peace sometimes means going halfway across the world, to a place that's notoriously inhospitable, just to try!
That's what Dennis Rodman is doing in North Korea!
The isolated communist country has agreed to host Dennis Rodman, who is literally the exact opposite visually of what North Koreans are — hair, tattoos, nose studs, and attitude!
So how is he allowed in? Apparently Kim Jong Un is said to have been a fan of the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, when Rodman won three championships. He should've called up Michael to go along!
He isn't alone, though, even though Michael isn't going. He's with three members of the Harlem Globetrotters for a Vice Media production to air on HBO in early April. The goal is to engage in a little "basketball diplomacy" by running a basketball camp for children and playing pickup games with locals, and by competing alongside top athletes of North Korea!
It would be a great thing if we could find some common ground on the basketball court, even if we can't find much common ground politically! Who knows what kind of avenues this might open up!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: basketball, dennis rodman, diplomacy, kim jong un, north korea