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Ex-U.N. Ambassador Richardson: Rodman's conduct 'reprehensible'

Ex-U.N. Ambassador Richardson: Rodman's conduct 'reprehensible'

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Former United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson called retired basketball player Dennis Rodman's conduct in North Korea "reprehensible."
Dennis Rodman sings 'Happy Birthday' to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Dennis Rodman sings 'Happy Birthday' to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, in Pyongyang for a basketball exhibition, sang "Happy Birthday" to his "good friend," North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday.
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Family of American detainee Kenneth Bae and White House respond to Dennis Rodman's CNN interview

Family of American detainee Kenneth Bae and White House respond to Dennis Rodman's CNN interview

Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The family of detained Korean American Kenneth Bae, held captive in North Korea for over a year, responded angrily to an interview Dennis Rodman gave from Pyongyang Tuesday in which the former NBA star implied Bae was guilty and refused to leverage his friendship with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un during his "basketball diplomacy" visit to North Korea to effect Bae's release.
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Carney says Rodman's trip won't change U.S. stance on North Korea

Carney says Rodman's trip won't change U.S. stance on North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A White House spokesman said he wouldn't "dignify" an angry outburst by ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman defending his trip to North Korea for an exhibition game.
Dennis Rodman loses temper in CNN interview [VIDEO]

Dennis Rodman loses temper in CNN interview [VIDEO]

Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman became irate during an interview he gave from Pyongyang, North Korea when asked about leveraging his friendship with Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un to help free detained Korean-American Kenneth Bae from North Korean custody.
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Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea for "basketball diplomacy"

Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea for "basketball diplomacy"

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman is on his fourth trip to North Korea for a continuation of what he calls "basketball diplomacy."
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Dennis Rodman, other ex-NBA players head to North Korea for game

Dennis Rodman, other ex-NBA players head to North Korea for game

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Dennis Rodman said Monday he and other ex-NBA players were headed to Pyongyang to play in an exhibition game on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's birthday.

Rodman's North Korea venture loses sponsor

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Dennis Rodman's planned basketball exhibition game in North Korea lost a sponsor, the company said.
Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman leaves North Korea; didn't see Kim

Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman leaves North Korea; didn't see Kim

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman left North Korea Monday praising the local basketball players he trained but he did not meet the country's leader, officials said.
Rodman in North Korea to train basketball team for exhibition game

Rodman in North Korea to train basketball team for exhibition game

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Former NBA player Dennis Rodman has landed in North Korea to train a team of basketball players, the country's state-run media says.
Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea

Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Thursday for a January basketball exhibition between North Korean players and twelve former NBA players; his arrival marks his third trip to the country ruled by repressive leader Kim Jung-un.
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Dennis Rodman leaves for N. Korea despite recent turmoil there

Dennis Rodman leaves for N. Korea despite recent turmoil there

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman left for North Korea to help train its basketball team despite the country's turmoil, the online betting company sponsoring him said.

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Dennis Rodman to return to North Korea to help train basketball team

Dennis Rodman to return to North Korea to help train basketball team

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman will return to North Korea for a third time to help train the country's basketball team, the trip's sponsor said.

Rodman: Kim Jong Un's baby is named Ju-ae

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's baby daughter is named Ju-ae and Kim is a "good dad," former NBA star Dennis Rodman told Britain's Guardian newspaper.
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LAP99082206 - 22 AUGUST 1999 - NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA: Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was arrested for public intoxication August 21. Rodman was taken into custody by police after owners of Woody's Wharf restaurant in Newport Beach, Calif. asked him to leave because they said he was causing a disturbance and he refused. Rodman is scheduled to be arrainged Oct. 1. jr/jr/Jim Ruymen UPI
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Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was nicknamed "Dennis the Menace" and "The Worm" and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities. Playing small forward in his early years before becoming a power forward, Rodman earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times and was voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice. He also led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA championships (1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998). His biography at NBA.com states that he is "arguably the best rebounding forward in NBA history". On April 1, 2011, the Pistons retired Rodman's #10 jersey that he wore throughout his tenure with the team.

Rodman experienced an unhappy childhood and was shy and introverted in his early years. After aborting a suicide attempt in 1993, he reinvented himself as the prototypical "bad boy" and became notorious for numerous controversial antics. He dyed his hair in artificial colors, presented himself with many piercings and tattoos and regularly disrupted games by clashing with opposing players and officials. He famously wore a wedding dress to promote his autobiography. Rodman pursued a high-profile affair with singer Madonna and was briefly married to actress Carmen Electra.

Apart from basketball, Rodman is a part-time professional wrestler. He was a member of the nWo and fought alongside Hulk Hogan at two Bash at the Beach events. He had his own TV show, The Rodman World Tour, and had lead roles in the action films Simon Sez and Double Team alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme. Both films were severely critically panned, with the latter earning Rodman a triple Razzie Award. He appeared in several reality TV series and was the winner of the $222,000 main prize of the 2004 edition of Celebrity Mole. Rodman also won the first ever Celebrity Championship Wrestling tournament.

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