Former NBA star and Kim Jong-un's BFF Dennis Rodman is planning to travel to North Korea next week to train the country's basketball team. The trip is apparently unaffected by the execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle, Jang Song-thaek, who was the country's number two official. Rodman has organized an exhibition game to celebrate Kim's birthday in January and has said that the team's roster will include former professional basketball players, though he has yet to reveal names. "Yes, I'm going to North Korea to train the basketball team," Rodman told The Associated Press by phone. "I'm going to bring American players over there. Yes I am. I'm going to be the most famous person in the world when you see American people holding hands and hoping the doors can be opened. If they can. If they can. If they can. I'm going. I'm going back for his birthday. Special."
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