Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea earlier today for a trip that his agent says is about both “basketball diplomacy” and taking footage for a Vice/HBO program. (His agent also says Rodman will meet personally with “Kim Jong,” which you might take with a grain of salt.) Now there’s a video of the bastekball star arriving in Pyongyang.
The video was taken and uploaded by North Korean state media. Rodman himself tweeted the video out with a link to – and this is perhaps the most absurd part of this story so far – a blog called North Korea Economy Watch. It’s a wonderful blog, but it’s also pretty wonky and obscure, not the sort of thing you expect wedding dress-wearing basketball provocateur to be linking to. You have to wonder how it ended up in Rodman’s Twitter feed.