Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 65

Thread: Rodman's ex-NBA Team arrives in NKorea for Game

  1. #41
    Jedi Master
    Captain America's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:49 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,664

    Re: Rodman's ex-NBA Team arrives in NKorea for Game

    I can think of no one more qualified to represent themselve's as a sports ambassador from the United States to North Korea.

    rodmandress_529253.jpg

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

  2. #42
    Sage
    poweRob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:10 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    34,933

    Re: Rodman's ex-NBA Team arrives in NKorea for Game

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post


    Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Monday with a team of former NBA players for an exhibition game on Kim Jong Un's birthday, after saying he wants to show that North Korea isn't so bad.

    The flamboyant Hall of Famer arrived in the North Korean capital from Beijing with a squad of a dozen former basketball stars including Vin Baker and Cliff Robinson in what Rodman calls "basketball diplomacy," although U.S. officials have criticized his efforts.

    "It's about trying to connect two countries together in the world, to let people know that: Do you know what? Not every country in the world is that bad, especially North Korea," Rodman told The Associated Press in an interview outside his Beijing hotel before his flight to North Korea.....snip~

    Rodman's ex-NBA team arrives in NKorea for game
    Associated Press 1 hr 7 mins ago


    Do you think Rodman and these guys know what Lil Kim did to his Uncle? I am surprised he got these guys to go over there with him. Rodman says not every country in the world is that bad. Not even NKorea.
    Turns out that the feeding the uncle to ravenous dogs was a satirical piece that another news company picked up and ran as truth. Not defending NK or anything but the truth is the truth.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

  3. #43
    Sage
    Sherman123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Northeast US
    Last Seen
    11-23-17 @ 11:12 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    7,774

    Re: Rodman's ex-NBA Team arrives in NKorea for Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    ... To be honest, I'm starting to doubt that this is just for show. There may actually be a point to all of this. There's no way Rodman's wouldn't have been shown a few of the interviews by NK defectors when he came back. There's no way this guy is that ****ing nuts.
    Never, never, never underestimate the ability of deluded and bankrupt celebrity to latch on to whatever they can to stay relevant and pay the bills. Or the power of general ignorance in tandem with stubbornness. I completely believe he is that nuts.

  4. #44
    Guru
    Smeagol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Seen
    02-19-17 @ 11:35 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,147

    Re: Rodman's ex-NBA Team arrives in NKorea for Game

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Hopefully they are being well paid for the event because it has nothing to do with diplomacy.
    I think it would if Rodman was actually having an impact on Kim; getting him to soften his stances, be more supportive of human rights, helping him become more pro-US but it doesn't seem to be happening.
    Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011

  5. #45
    Guru
    Smeagol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Seen
    02-19-17 @ 11:35 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,147

    Re: Rodman's ex-NBA Team arrives in NKorea for Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Never, never, never underestimate the ability of deluded and bankrupt celebrity to latch on to whatever they can to stay relevant and pay the bills. Or the power of general ignorance in tandem with stubbornness. I completely believe he is that nuts.
    I don't think its about money. I think Rodman genuinely sees Kim as a friend. He's probably treated like a king when he's there, a room full of pretty girls to fulfill his every whim and Kim is probably a genuine fan of his. I think I recall hearing Kim was a college student in Switzerland when the Chicago Bulls where making history and the whole world including Kim was captivated by Jordan, Pippen and Rodman.
    Last edited by Smeagol; 01-07-14 at 04:14 PM.
    Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011

  6. #46
    Don't Give a Rat's Ass
    SMTA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    OH
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:37 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    21,824

    Re: Rodman's ex-NBA Team arrives in NKorea for Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Never, never, never underestimate the ability of deluded and bankrupt celebrity to latch on to whatever they can to stay relevant and pay the bills. Or the power of general ignorance in tandem with stubbornness. I completely believ he is that nuts.
    QFT

    Sounds like the rest of the 'squad' are starting to pale from the negative press and Rodman's inability to keep his mouth shut.

    Morons.
    Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
    Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn

  7. #47
    Dungeon Master
    Hooter Babe

    DiAnna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Northern California
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    32,597
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Rodman's ex-NBA Team arrives in NKorea for Game

    I saw snippets from a CNN interview today. Good lord, his teammates did everything but shove a gag in his mouth, but nothing worked. When asked about the American NK is holding prisoner, Rodman flew into a rage. "Do you know what he DID?? DO YOU??? Do you know what that guy DID???"

    To which, the interviewer calmly replied, "No, I don't, because no charges have ever been filed against him. Do YOU know what he did?"

    About that time, the teammate next to him leaped in and changed the subject.

    Rodman is a total squirrel, a narcissistic diva who would publicly dissect his own mother with a red-hot scalpel if he got paid for it in cash and international relevance.

  8. #48
    The Dude
    Kobie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Western NY
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:30 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    42,882

    Re: Rodman's ex-NBA Team arrives in NKorea for Game

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I saw snippets from a CNN interview today. Good lord, his teammates did everything but shove a gag in his mouth, but nothing worked. When asked about the American NK is holding prisoner, Rodman flew into a rage. "Do you know what he DID?? DO YOU??? Do you know what that guy DID???"

    To which, the interviewer calmly replied, "No, I don't, because no charges have ever been filed against him. Do YOU know what he did?"

    About that time, the teammate next to him leaped in and changed the subject.

    Rodman is a total squirrel, a narcissistic diva who would publicly dissect his own mother with a red-hot scalpel if he got paid for it in cash and international relevance.
    I don't think it's him being a "diva" or a jerk ... I honestly think he's seriously mentally ill.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

  9. #49
    Dungeon Master
    Hooter Babe

    DiAnna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Northern California
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    32,597
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Rodman's ex-NBA Team arrives in NKorea for Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I don't think it's him being a "diva" or a jerk ... I honestly think he's seriously mentally ill.
    That would have been covered by my "total squirrel" observation!

  10. #50
    The Dude
    Kobie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Western NY
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:30 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    42,882

    Re: Rodman's ex-NBA Team arrives in NKorea for Game

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    That would have been covered by my "total squirrel" observation!
    I thought by total squirrel, you meant you wanted to eat him
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •