North Korea Rumors
Metta World Peace has a few suggestions on how to prevent nuclear war with North Korea … and it doesn’t involve bragging about the size of your button. Truth is … Metta thinks his old pal, Dennis Rodman, may have been on to something when he went over to Pyongyang a few years ago. “He tried to do the right thing, he just … it turned out bad,” Metta says … “but his heart was in the right place.”
Dennis Rodman plans to organize a basketball game between North Korea and the U.S. territory of Guam, the retired basketball star said Monday, as he seeks to personally mitigate a dangerous war of words between Washington and the isolated, nuclear-armed state. “We thought, ‘This would be awesome!’” Rodman said in an interview in Beijing, his third stop on a “humanitarian tour” of Asia to promote peace between the U.S. and North Korea. “The people in Guam are all about it. They love it. You get a team from North Korea, get these guys from Pyongyang. Play it in Beijing.”
Rodman said that he would seek approval for his Guam-North Korea basketball game idea from North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations in New York. “All they have to do is say yes,” he said. “And what can come out of that? A lot. We plan on making it happen.” This weekend, he sought to raise morale on Guam, where North Korean threats have damaged the tourism industry. “You’re safe no matter what. You’re safe no matter what. You’re safe no matter what,” he said in a press conference at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, according to the Guam-based Pacific News Center. “If you guys are concerned about if [Kim is] going to try to bomb you guys I’m telling you guys no. In my eyes, no.”
“There has to be something … look (laughs), you’re the president of the United States, the leader of the free world, there has to be something more important than getting into it with LaVar Ball or Marshawn Lynch,” Van Gundy told reporters. “I mean, there just has to be something else that you can be spending your time on as president. “I don’t know. I don’t know what it is. I don’t know, North Korea, trade pacts … there just has to be something. It just can’t be at the top of your priority list, I wouldn’t think. But obviously, it is.”
One of the highest-ranked Army vets believes Dennis Rodman can help make peace with North Korea … saying Donald Trump should seriously consider meeting with the ex-NBA star to smooth things out with Kim Jong-un. TMZ Sports spoke with Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré — who most people remember as the guy who famously led the military recovery efforts during Hurricane Katrina.
In his comments to CNBC, Cuban said Trump needs to be able to take the blowback to his rhetoric. “If he’s going to dish it out, he’s got to be able to take it,” Cuban said. “I don’t expect him to apologize, but if this is the new presidency, where our president wants to mix it up, and obviously he does, whether it’s North Korea — God help us — or sports or me or public figures or anybody, then this is the new reality we live in, and that makes him fair game.”