Transcript for Dennis Rodman Gets Angry in Interview on North Korea
We get the latest on dennis rodman's bizarre basketball diplomacy leading a team of former pros to mark the birthday of his friend north korea's brutal dictator kim jong-un. He's blowing up at his critics and bob woodruff has the story. Reporter: This morning as dennis rodman takes to the basketball court, he's also asking for a respite in the court of public opinion. When we come back to america, please, do one thing, donjust shake our hand because we tried to do something very nice. Reporter: Rodman speaking out as he and a team of former nba players held their final practice in north korea overnight getting ready for today's game. They even sang "happy birthday" to north korean dictator kim jong-un. ♪ Happy birthday to you ♪ this is a gift. It was his gift from me, from me and the world. Reporter: Hthe problem, he rules one of the most repressive regimes in the world known for its nuclear weapons program. Kim jong-un even recently executed his own uncle and has been holding korean-american missionary kenneth bae captive since may, the subject he danced around in this interview with cnn tuesday. Will you tell me what did he do? No, no, no you tell me. You tell me why is he held captive? They haven't released any charges. They haven't released any reasons. Reporter: Eventually basketball's resident bad boy just snapped. No, I don't give a what you think. Look at these guys. Look at them. Reporter: Now, this morning kenneth's family said they are outraged by his comments especially angry he celebrated the birthday of kim jong-un. Now, kenneth's sister says rodman's basketball games are certainly not diplomacy and in her words, that he is just playing games with my brother's life. This is absolutely outrageous. Over the top. Other players are trying to back off. They're reacting to it, as well. Good to see you, bob.
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