March 14, 2013 |
DENNIS RODMAN doesn't like to sit still. The U.S. ambassador to the world - who visited with North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un last month - is off to Rome, where he hopes to get an audience with the new pope. Of course, the cardinals haven't actually elected a new pontiff, but why let details get in the way of a good story. Rodman told TMZ on Tuesday that his "people" are trying to arrange a get-together with whoever succeeds Pope Benedict XVI. "I want to be anywhere in the world that I'm needed," Rodman told TMZ. " . . . I want to spread a message of peace and love throughout the world.
March 5, 2013 |
IT'S A SCARY development. The first American to meet North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un wasn't President Obama. Or even Secretary of State John Kerry. It was a guy whose nickname is "The Worm. " Dennis Rodman, the ex-NBA player who has five championship rings, traveled to North Korea along with three Harlem Globetrotters and a film crew to conduct some youth basketball clinics. He returned as a high-level diplomat with a message for Obama, and an idea on how the countries can bridge their differences.
March 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - North Korea's young leader has riled the United States with recent nuclear tests, but Kim Jong Un doesn't really want war with the superpower, just a call from President Obama to chat about their shared love of basketball, according to erstwhile diplomat Dennis Rodman, the ex-NBA star just back from an improbable visit to the reclusive communist land. "He loves basketball. . . . I said Obama loves basketball. Let's start there" as a way to warm up relations between the United States and North Korea, Rodman told ABC's This Week . "He asked me to give Obama something to say and do one thing.
March 2, 2013
Chris Paul scored 29 points and Jamal Crawford added 23 to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the host Indiana Pacers, 99-91, Thursday night. David West's 22 points led five players in double figures for Indiana. The Clippers held a 49-47 lead at halftime, and extended the advantage to 76-69 after three quarters. The Clippers have now won three straight. Wall 'in a funk' Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton said John Wall is "in a funk right now. " The Wizards' franchise player hasn't been shooting well and has been turning the ball over at an alarming rate over the last few games.
March 1, 2013 |
THEY DON'T make baseball players like they used to. In the old days, players would hurt their leg or arm, rub a little mud on it and get right back in the game. On Thursday, Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was scratched from a spring-training game against the Indians. The reason? "Sensitivity in his left arm," according to the club. The real reason? Andrus got a tattoo on Tuesday and his arm was still sore. To be fair, the tat - a likeness of his father, who died in 1996 - is huge, from his elbow to his shoulder.
February 28, 2013 |
WATCH OUT, North Korea, we've sent over our ultimate weapon. No, we're not talking about nuclear missiles or drones. Nothing so ho-hum. We're talkin' ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman, the explosive rebound machine, who won five league titles in his 14-year career. Rodman arrived in Pyongyang Tuesday along with three members of the Harlem Globetrotters and a TV crew from VICE media that is shooting a special for HBO. "Is sending the Harlem Globetrotters and Dennis Rodman to [North Korea]
February 28, 2013
Indiana center Roy Hibbert was ejected and four other players received technical fouls Tuesday night after a skirmish between the Pacers and the visiting Golden State Warriors spilled into the seats behind the baseline. The Warriors' David Lee, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson also were called for technicals, along with Indiana forward David West. It began when Lee and Hibbert exchanged shoves under the basket after a missed shot with 6 minutes, 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
May 31, 2012 |
SAN ANTONIO is halfway to turning the Western Conference finals into a runaway. Tony Parker scored 34 points, Manu Ginobili added 20 and the Spurs stayed perfect in the playoffs with a 120-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 on Tuesday night. The Spurs set an NBA record with their 20th consecutive victory bridging the regular season and the playoffs. They came in sharing the longest such streak with the 2000-01 Lakers, who won 19 straight before losing to the Sixers in the first game of the Finals.
March 28, 2012 |
FORMER NBA star Dennis Rodman is behind on spousal and child support payments because he is "sick" and "broke," according to court documents. Rodman, who appeared in an Orange County, Calif., courtroom Tuesday, faces up to 20 days in jail. He was ordered to return to court on May 29. The 51-year-old Rodman allegedly owes $808,935 in back child support for the 9- and 10-year-old children he had with third wife, Michelle, said her attorney, Jack Kayajanian, in court documents.
October 14, 2011 |
NOT SURE IF you've been keeping up with the NBA lately (don't blame you if you haven't), but the league is in lockout mode. Seems the owners, once again, need help from their players to stop them from spending their money unwisely. It's a crazy situation. Where is a voice of reason when you need it? Wait, here it comes - the reasonable voice of . . . Dennis Rodman. Yes, that same Dennis Rodman with the dyed hair, multiple piercings and emotional instability. Rodman blames the owners for the lockout, but said the players should ease their demands to help end the dispute that has already cost the league the first 2 weeks of the season.