Dennis Rodman Replaced Michael Jordan on N.Korea Trip

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Former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman only went to North Korea in February to replace "King of Basketball" Michael Jordan who "wasn't interested," the New York Times reported last Thursday.

"The creators of 'Vice,' a new HBO newsmagazine with a penchant for daredevilish themes, said Wednesday that Mr. Rodman had improved the program but was not even their first choice," the daily wrote.

Rodman's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will make up the final segment of "Vice" on June 14.

The program will show Kim attending an exhibition basketball game with Rodman, a North Korean band playing the theme to "Rocky," and Rodman singing an impromptu "My Way."

englishnews@chosun.com / Jun. 03, 2013 09:38 KST