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A Look Back at the Time We Went to North Korea to Play Basketball

Tensions are high between the "Hermit Kingdom" and the United States at the moment, but in 2013 our HBO show went inside the country with Dennis Rodman and the Harlem Globetrotters.

Relations between the US and North Korea have hit a low point recently thanks to the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview. The FBI says that the DPRK regime was involved in a cyberattack against Sony Pictures, which produced the Kim Jong-un–mocking movie, while North Korea has accused the US government of having a hand in the film's creation. But the "Hermit Kingdom" hasn't always been so openly hostile to American culture, as our HBO show found out firsthand in 2013, when it followed Dennis Rodman and the Harlem Globetrotters as they played an exhibition game against a North Korean basketball team.