Dennis Rodman. (Andy Wong/AP)

• Well, this should help global tensions: Dennis Rodman embarked on a goodwill tour of North Korea Tuesday. Why? There’s a notion that the flamboyant NBA legend, accompanied by some Harlem Globetrotters, can practice some “basketball diplomacy” in the oppressive nation — dictator Kim Jong Un is said to be a fan of the ’90s Chicago Bulls. There is also, reports AP, an HBO documentary financing the trip. “I come in peace,” Rodman tweeted. “I love the people of North Korea!” He added: “Maybe I’ll run into the Gangnam Style dude while I’m here.” Ooof, that’s South Korea, Dennis!

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Here’s a video of Dennis Rodman in North Korea

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