North Korea Rumors
Former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson says Sony Pictures absolutely did the right thing by pulling “The Interview” out of theaters … and adds he can’t figure out why they made it in the first place. Kenny actually met Kim Jong-un when he went to North Korea in January as part of Dennis Rodman’s goodwill team of ex-NBA players. He tells TMZ Sports … “I was trippin’ when I saw the movie preview. Why would they want to ruffle their feathers? They already hate America.”
U.S. authorities have determined that North Korea is behind the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday. The official, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said a formal announcement of attribution by the U.S. government could come as soon as Thursday. Sony Pictures Entertainment was hit by hackers Nov. 24. A glowing red skeleton appeared on screens throughout the Culver City, Calif.-based Sony subsidiary.
A Former American basketball player has said that he regrets going on the ‘eerie’ diplomacy trip to North Korea with the controversial Dennis Rodman to meet Kim Jong-un. Former NBA player Vin Baker traveled to North Korea with Rodman and seven additional former NBA All-Star players in January to play an exhibition game against the North Korean basketball team, after which they were introduced to the North Korean leader. According to The Huffington Post, Baker said that he was ‘shocked, surprised, disappointed and hurt’ following the controversial trip, adding that he believes in hindsight, most of the players who went in that trip would have given it a second thought.
Dennis Rodman has vowed never to return to North Korea following his controversial visit in January. The former basketball star has struck up a friendship with the country’s dictator Kim Jong-un and during his trip earlier this year he was caught on camera singing Happy Birthday to the North Korean leader. Rodman’s trip sparked a wave of criticism and the sports star subsequently checked into rehab after returning to the US. He has now given an emotional interview in which he declares he will never return to North Korea. Rodman is seen with tears rolling down his face as he tells ESPN, “What makes me so damn bad? What makes me this bad, awful person? “I don’t want people to look at me as the devil or evil person. If I put anyone in harm’s way, I apologise, you know … If you don’t want me to go back there ever again, I won’t go back.”
Sporting a black canvas-like fedora with black feathers in the back and a pair of large-lense, white-framed sunglasses with a nose ring in each nostril, another ring looped around his lower lip and at least one ring in his left ear, Rodman, also wrapped in several bright neck scarves, wondered: “What makes me so damn bad? What makes me this bad, awful person?” “At least someone tried,” Rodman said. “So that’s how I look at it. You know, I don’t want to be a hero, I don’t want to be this, I don’t want to be that. I just wanted to be, just do happy things and do great things in life. That’s all I wanted to do. That’s it.”
Dennis Rodman, two months after traveling to North Korea for the second time to visit leader Kim Jong Un and conduct an exhibition basketball game, insisted in an interview with ESPN that his motives were pure and that he would not go back if that is what people wanted. Rodman, speaking in a recent interview on camera with ESPN’s Mark Schwarz, said he was only tying to “do great things in life.” “I wish they understood the whole purpose of why I went to North Korea,” Rodman said. “I wish they did.”