Sep 3, 2013 — Retired basketball star Dennis Rodman called Kim Jong Un an "aweseome" man after a visit earlier this year. His trip there this week follows a prediction by Rodman that he would persuade Kim to release Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae. But Rodman says that's not the purpose of his visit.
May 8, 2013 — Dennis Rodman, America's unlikeliest link to Kim Jong Un, wants his friend to release Kenneth Bae. A 44-year-old U.S. citizen, Bae was this month sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labor camp for unspecified "hostile acts."
Feb 28, 2013 — The former NBA star known as "The Worm" visited the Stalinist state to be part of an HBO series exploring cultures around the world.
Feb 26, 2013 — The flamboyant former NBA star, now 51, has gone to the communist country for some basketball diplomacy and to take part in a film being made for HBO.