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Why Is Dennis Rodman in North Korea (Again)?

He serves as a conduit between the USA and North Korea leaders


Dennis Rodman is returning to North Korea, but the reasoning behind his trip is unclear.

Why Is Dennis Rodman in North KoreaThe former Chicago Bulls star unveiled on Tuesday that he was returning to the Asian country, and added that he is in a mission. “I’m back!” Rodman shared while wearing a shirt for his sponsor.

The sponsor in question is, which is a marijuana banking service that is funding Rodman’s “mission,” even though none of us know what that means. However, there is some speculation surrounding his return.

Kim Jong Un’s father revealed a few years ago that he was a major Michael Jordan fan during his Chicago Bulls days, even owning VHS tapes of all his games for the Bulls. Perhaps it was this link to the NBA — Rodman played alongside Jordan during the Bulls latter NBA Championship years — that facilitated the now burgeoning relationship between Rodman and Un.

The first visit saw the two in merry spirits, and perhaps the second visit will be similar. “Rodman is in the unusual position of being an acquaintance of both President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un,” NPR’s Rob Schmitz noted.

Perhaps Rodman will serve as a link between the U.S. and North Korea at a time where the two countries have been unable to see eye to eye in a number of issues.

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