Rodman plans to vacation with North Korean leader

CBSSports.com wire reports
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Rodman returned home to many questions after befriending North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. (AP)
Rodman returned home to many questions after befriending North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. (AP)

FARGO, N.D. -- Former professional basketball star Dennis Rodman says he plans to return to North Korea to vacation with Kim Jong Un.

Rodman met with the authoritarian leader in late February during a visit that was not endorsed by the U.S. State Department. The visit came during a period of tension between the countries over North Korea's nuclear weapons testing.

Rodman traveled to Fargo, N.D., over the weekend for a promotional appearance at a local bar. The former Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls star told KVLY-KXJB that he doesn't think Kim wants war and that he considers the leader a friend even though he doesn't condone what he does.

Rodman said he plans to return to North Korea in August to vacation with Kim, who is a diehard basketball fan.

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