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Basketball diplomacy in North Korea will star Dennis Rodman

Basketball diplomacy in North Korea will star Dennis Rodman

Although not aimed for world peace purposes, it sure is controversial. Retired US basketball player, Dennis Rodman, arrived at Pyongyang with other NBA players to take part of a match labeled as the “Big Bang in Pyongyang”. The event, which will take place next month, is being set by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power.

Paddy Power's spokesman claimed that the event has nothing to do with politics but, being staged in one of the world's most enigmatic governments does add some concerns. It is said that the bookmaker is investing a six-figure number to host the event.

Rodman's team will not only play against the North Korean team but will also coach them for the match which will take place on January 8th.

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