Dennis Rodman's Controversial Game
NORTH KOREA- Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea is sparking political fireworks.
Rodman says the exhibition game he organized between former NBA players and a team of North Koreans is a way to bridge the divide between the two nations.
Before the game, Rodman said it's "basketball diplomacy" and that the game was a birthday gift to his friend, the North Korean leader.
The North Korean leader recently ordered the execution of his own uncle, and since May, has held captive a Korean-American missionary, Kenneth Bae.
Many people are questioning how Rodman is using his influence with North Korea's dictator, such as why Rodman hasn't used his relationship to try and save Bae.
The other former NBA professionals said they came on the trip to try and make a connection between the U.S. and North Korea.
The White House said it would not have approved the trip if asked, but Rodman did not reach out.
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