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      North Korea Has a Friend in Dennis Rodman and VICE

      February 28, 2013

      Earlier today former Chicago Bulls superstar Dennis Rodman presided over a mixed-match basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea, alongside Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. The teams consisted of VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy, Moose Weekes, Buckets Blakes, and Bull Bullard of the Harlem Globetrotters, and North Korea's "Dream Team," all of whom played their hearts out in what we have termed a "basketball diplomacy" mission. Following the game, Rodman gave a stirring speech that extended an olive branch to the Hermit Kingdom. The VICE crew is currently having a reception at the Supreme Leader's house, and Duffy has invited Kim Jung-un to America for a tour of the VICE offices. There isn't much more to say than that because our jaws are still on the floor. So while we pick them up and get more info from our team, enjoy these photos of the game. You can watch the highlights on VICE, our new HBO series that premieres April 5.

      Photos by Jason Mojica

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      Topics: North Korea, Dennis Rodman, basketball, Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, sports, diplomacy