Dennis Rodman benched for Yao Ming at Pyongyang friendly?

Yao Ming in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming? The former Houston Rockets centre and eight-time NBA all-star took centre court in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, on Tuesday as Chinese and North Korean basketball players held a friendly match, part of a high-profile sports exchange between the two countries intended to help thaw ties that had been growing chilly over the past year. Senior ruling party officials turned upRead More

Rodman returns from ‘really good’ North Korea trip | Reuters

BEIJING Former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman arrived in Beijing on Saturday after what he said was a “really good” 5-day trip to North Korea. Rodman, 56, said last week before departing for Pyongyang that he was trying to bring sports to the increasingly isolated nuclear-armed country, where he has previously met leader Kim Jong Un. “Everybody’s going to be happy. It was a good day. It was a good trip. A really good trip,” Rodman said. Wearing black clothing with the PotCoin logo – a crypto-currency used byRead More