Rodman Announces Players for N.Korea Trip

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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has announced which players will compete in a basketball friendly in Pyongyang on Wednesday to celebrate the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, AP reported Saturday.

The list includes Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson and Vincent Baker.

Rodman visited the North three times last year. On his last trip in December, he was unable to meet Kim.

Rodman has referred to his trips to North Korea as "basketball diplomacy," but U.S. media have criticized him for boozing and womanizing with Kim while ignoring rampant human rights abuses in the reclusive country.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 06, 2014 11:58 KST