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Dennis Rodman's Trip to North Korea Causes Controversy

ABC News' Martha Raddatz has the details on the NBA star's visit with Kim Jong Un.
2:01 | 03/01/13

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And now, we have more on that strange improvised visit to north korea by basketball wildman dennis rodman. Ing with the mysterious young leader. Rodman, now the only american who can bring first-hand reports of the secretive dictator. Here's abc's martha raddatz. Reporter: With trumpets blaring -- dennis rodman was bigger news in north korea than its recent nuclear test. Kim jong-un and his wife gushed and watched the basketball match with rodman. It wasn't just basketball. There was a tour of a dolphin aquarium, ice rink, and last night, a private dinner with kim that apparently involved more than eating. A producer from rodman's sponsor vice magazine tweeting, so kim jong-un just got the vice crew wasted. No, really, that happened. I love it. He's awesome. Reporter: Awesome? Kim parties while his citizens starve and he's repeatedly threatened the united states with destruction. And has the material for enough nuclear bombs to make good on that threat. And dennis rodman is our only direct contact? Is rodman the man who knows more about kim jong-un than any american? He is that man. There's nobody at the cia who could tell you more about kim jong-un than dennis rodman. That in itself is scary. Reporter: But the state demeanhas no plans to reach out to the bad boy of basketball, stating -- he's never been a player in diplomasy. He's had dinner with one of the most threatening men in the whole world and they don't even want to talk to him. That's radioactidiculous. There are no plans to reach out to rodman, but if he uponed to call them, they wouldn't refuse the call. Perhaps we'll see them at a basketball game together in the near future. Curiouser. Thanks so much, martha.

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