North Korea Has a Friend in Dennis Rodman and VICE

Earlier today former Chicago Bulls superstar Dennis Rodman presided over a mixed-match basketball game in Pyongyang alongside Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. The teams consisted of VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy; Moose Weekes, Buckets Blakes, and Bull Bullard of the Harlem Globetrotters; and North Korea’s “Dream Team,” all of whom played their hearts out in what we have termed a “basketball diplomacy” mission. Following the game, Rodman gave a stirring speech after the game that extended an olive branch to the Hermit Kingdom. The VICE crew is currently having a reception at the Supreme Leader’s house, and Duffy has invited Kim Jung-un to America and to tour the VICE offices. There isn’t much more to say than that because our jaws are still on the floor. So while we pick them up and get more info from our team, enjoy these photos of the game. You can watch the highlights on VICE, our new HBO series that premieres April 5th. 

Photos by Jason Mojica

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  1. hellasaurus reblogged this from vicemag and added:
    Rodam and Kim Jong Un Ballin
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    I don’t understand ANY OF THIS.
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    I’m such an idiot I couldn’t figure out the psy was with rodman. Than I read the picture
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    this is so fucking rad fuck yeah
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    Wow.. I thought Rodman was bullshitting.
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    Yo!
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    confusion?
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