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Diamond Leung: Learned today Dennis Rodman has a new publicist after that whole North Korea thing. #kerr Twitter @diamond83

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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. Big News Network

March 30, 2014 Updates

This is Rodman at a game in Argentina for the Legends of Basketball Tour, which is a tour of exhibition games featuring ex-NBA players. Rodman showed up to the game with a large blonde mohawk and quite sparkly face makeup. For The Win

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Detroit Pistons legend Dennis Rodman has been in the news a lot lately, and it's his controversial lifestyle and need to earn a living that is expected to affect his status for a 25-year "Bad Boys" reunion with his teammates this month. Peter Ginoplis, one of Rodman's closest friends since he met 'The Worm' as a 13-year-old Pistons ball boy, told MLive.com the NBA Hall of Famer won't be able to make the March 28 celebration at The Palace of Auburn Hills because he will be out of the country. "It has nothing to do with what we hear in the media right now," said Ginoplis, referring to scrutiny his friend has received for four recent North Korea trips. "He actually has another engagement. Booth Newspapers

March 11, 2014 Updates

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." West Australian

March 10, 2014 Updates

One of ESPN Films' most-anticipated 30 for 30 projects has an official airdate: The Bad Boys, which chronicles the dynastic Pistons teams of the late 1980s and early '90s, will debut Thursday, April 17, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film is a collaboration between ESPN Films and NBA Entertainment -- they partnered on the brilliant "Once Brothers" and the terrific "The Announcement" -- and Boys has the potential to be one of the better 30 for 30 efforts. (NBA Entertainment also produced the last year's sensational "Dream Team" documentary for NBA TV.) More than 40 people were interviewed for the film, including the Pistons' main principals (Isiah Thomas, Bill Lambier, Dennis Rodman, Joe Dumars, Adrian Dantley. Vinnie Johnson, John Salley, Mark Aguirre etc. ...) and rival Michael Jordan. Following the film, ESPN will air a one-hour discussion from 10-11 p.m. ET on the Bad Boys Pistons era. That show will be hosted by Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, and ESPN NBA analyst Doug Collins will also appear along with several Pistons players from that era. I'll have more on the "The Bad Boys" in a standalone piece on SI.com on Monday. SI.com

March 9, 2014 Updates

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." ESPN.com

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." ESPN.com

March 2, 2014 Updates

Dennis Rodman, who completed the “Big Three” with Jordan and Scottie Pippen, was last on Phil Jackson’s wish list of power forwards, the coach said on Friday during a panel on dynasties at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. “We had to start over when Michael came back,” Jackson said. “We had to start with Toni (Kukoc), Scottie and MJ, and I wrote out a list of seven power forwards.” At the top of Jackson’s list was Derrick Coleman. “The mentality was not there,” he said. “The skills were there, but he was in the middle of a long-term contract.” For The Win

After missing out on their other options, the Bulls turned to Rodman — and made basketball history. “That was the best we could do,” Jackson said, laughing. As it turns out, he was right: Rodman played a crucial role in the Bulls’ second three-peat, leading the league in rebounding all three years. “He had incredible athleticism,” Jackson said. “And incredible weirdness. And sometimes the weirdness followed him out to the bars after the game.” For The Win

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Members of the 1989 NBA champion “Bad Boys” Pistons are reuniting next month to celebrate the 25th anniversary year of the first title in franchise history. Team members will first gather at “Bad Boys Unite,” a charity event, at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in Detroit on March 27. The team will also be honored at halftime of the Pistons-Heat game the following night. Attendees have not been confirmed, but players on the 1989 team include Isiah Thomas, current Pistons president Joe Dumars, Bill Laimbeer, John Salley, Mark Aguirre, Dennis Rodman, Vinnie Johnson, James Edwards, Rick Mahorn, John Long, Fennis Dembo and Micheal Williams. Detroit News

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Anderson said he was not paid a stipend by Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un for his participation in a birthday-party pick-up game, which raises a question about who did pay the players. Anderson declined to say, but said he's received widespread criticism for accompanying Rodman on the trip. And given what he knows now, Anderson said he wishes he wouldn't have taken the journey. I wish he hadn't either. "Me and Dennis do some things. We (both) live in Fort Lauderdale, and I do a lot of clinics and camps," Anderson said. "He came and spoke at my camp for me. You can call me ignorant about the whole situation, but I didn't do my diligence about North Korea. I just didn't know. I didn't know about the leader. I didn't know anything too much about it. That's where I was wrong." Oregonian

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