Dennis Rodman, in North Korea with other former NBA players to play a basketball game against a North Korean team, exploded in anger today in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
"Check out the footage below of Rodman laying into CNN personality Chris Cuomo over a question about Kenneth Bae, the U.S. citizen who has been detained in North Korea for more than a year," reports Philly.com, the website of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News.
The article adds, "The former NBA star is in North Korea (again) with a slew of other former basketball stars for an apparent birthday gift for Kim Jong-un. Vin Baker, Cliff Robinson, Kenny Anderson, Rodman and others will play a game against North Koreans on Wednesday."
In another part of the interview, according to the Washington Times, "Cuomo pressed … Mr. Rodman on how [he] could celebrate Kim Jong-un after he executed his uncle and detained an American citizen. ‘It is amazing on how we strive on negativity,’ Mr. Rodman said. ‘Does anyone know this guy is only 31 years old?’
"Mr. Cuomo countered, ‘He could be 31, or he could be 51. He just killed his uncle, and he is holding an American hostage. The family is desperate for his return.’
"Mr. Rodman said that the trip is not about him. ‘If I could open the door a little bit, just a little bit,” Mr. Rodman said. “No one ever asked anyone in the world why we have Olympics and we have struggles around the world, with all the countries around the world, but when the Olympics are around, there are no problems. It is all about the game. People love to do one thing — sports.’”