Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman walks with Vice Minister of North Korea's Sports Ministry, Son Kwang Ho, as Rodman arrives at the international airport in Pyongyang, North Korea on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
Dennis Rodman's basketball diplomacy got kind of pushed out of the news cycle because he hadn't called North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un his best friend for a while, and other things like the Olympics and Michael Sam happened - A-Rod was probably in there somewhere - to distract us.
Let's check in on how Rodman's did in North Korea via The Korea Times:
"...according to a report cited by Free North Korea Radio, [Rodman] was practically forced out of the hermit kingdom for his full-blown drunk and disorderly behavior.
'Rodman was drunk the whole week of his stay. And the night before he left for the U.S., he was drunk unconscious, and vomited everywhere he turned. He even urinated and emptied the bowels in the hallway,' said the source."
--The Korea Times
You'd think the criticism would be firmly on Rodman for this one, but his buddy, Kim Jong-Un, is shouldering some blame as well (which is surprising).
“The stench was just horrible and people are criticizing not only Rodman, but also Kim Jong-un saying that ‘No one in a right mind would be a friend with Rodman. An animal that he is,’” the source said."
Rodman checked himself into rehab as soon as he got back to the States, and now there's a pretty clear impetus for his actions.
His questionable statements and defense of Kim Jong-Un's violent, oppressive leadership notwithstanding, he is an addict seeking help, so... wait, no he just went on a drinking binge. The man, who says he drinks because he's "bored," needs help.