Dennis Rodman plans to go to Russia for Brittney Griner


Dennis Rodman, a former NBA player who has engaged in informal diplomacy with North Korea and Russia, said Sunday he planned to travel to Russia to help imprisoned WNBA player Brittney Griner, according to NBC News.

« I got permission to go to Russia to help this girl, » Rodman told NBC. « I’m trying to go this week. »

The flamboyant Basketball Hall of Famer, a veteran of five NBA championship teams, called Russian President Vladimir Putin « cool » in 2014. He has also visited North Korea several times, including for the birthday of the leader Kim Jong Un.


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