Dennis Rodman goes off on CNN defending his trip to North Korea [video]


Dennis Rodman has always had a reputation of being “out there.” His latest involvement with North Korea has become a hot-button topic. Rodman and the 10 players who accompanied him to North Korea for a basketball game appeared on CNN for an exclusive interview with with Chris Cuomo.

When Rodman was questioned if he would speak on “Kenneth Bae,” an American citizen currently being held captive in the country, Rodman became irate.

jabbing his finger toward the camera for emphasis, Rodman said, “Kenneth Bae did one thing … If you understand what Kenneth Bae did. Do you understand what he did in this country? No, no, no, you tell me, you tell me. Why is he held captive here in this country, why? … I would love to speak on this.

“You know, you’ve got 10 guys here, 10 guys here, they’ve left their families, they’ve left their damn families, to help this country, as in a sports venture. That’s 10 guys, all these guys here, do anyone understand that? Christmas, New Year’s …

“I don’t give a rat’s ass what the hell you think. I’m saying to you, look at these guys here, look at them … they dared to do one thing, they came here.”

The players on the trip with Rodman, Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, Vin Baker, Craig Hodges, Doug Christie, and Charles Smith.