By Charlie Roumeliotis
Dennis Rodman has made several trips to North Korea this year, and he'll be making another one next week to train the country's basketball team.
"Yes, I'm going to North Korea to train the basketball team," Rodman told The Associated Press by phone. "I'm going to bring American players over there. Yes I am. I'm going to be the most famous person in the world when you see American people holding hands and hoping the doors can be opened. If they can. If they can. If they can. I'm going. I'm going back for his birthday. Special."
Rodman also plans to celebrate the birthday of Kim Jong Un, one of the most powerful figures in the country.
Rodman is a five-time NBA champion, winning two titles with the Detroit Pistons in 1989 and 1990 and three with the Chicago Bulls from 1996-98.