& # 39; I know a few things about diplomacy. Book a ticket for Shanghai & # 39 ;: Dennis Rodman wants to help NBA solve his problem with China after building a relationship with Kim Jong-un via karaoke sessions
- Rodman tweeted a video message on Wednesday morning to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and said: & # 39; I know something about diplomacy & # 39;
- Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong demonstrators demonstrating against Chinese government on October 4
- His comments depressed the NBA's business relationship with the Communist nation
- In his tweet, Rodman said to Silver & Book me a ticket to Shanghai with you & # 39; while holding photos of himself with Jong-un and President Donald Trump
- From 2013, the 58-year-old Hall-of-Famer developed a & # 39; close & # 39; but bizarre relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un
The always eccentric NBA legend Dennis Rodman believes he can be the key to helping the NBA build bridges with China after a week of fighting over the influence of the Communist nation against free speech on American companies with which it does business.
Rodman, 58, tweeted a video of himself Wednesday morning to remind the world of his diplomatic resume with North Korea and Kim Jong-un.
In the video, Rodman was wearing a red Make America Great Again baseball cap while holding a photo that he was wearing with his North Korean & # 39; buddy & # 39; in one hand and a photo he took with President Donald Trump in the other.
& # 39; Commissioner Adam Silver, I know a few things about diplomacy & # 39 ;, said the Hall-of-Famer during the clip.
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Dennis Rodmant has requested a video message to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Wednesday morning to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to travel with him to China, so that the two can restore the recently damaged relationship of the competition with the communist nation
Rodman took a picture of himself with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to remind everyone how he once worked to improve America's relationship with the southeastern nation
& # 39; Book a ticket to Shanghai with me. Ambassador Rodman, & # 39; added the celeb to the end of the clip.
Silver and the NBA have been struggling to repair gates with China since Daryl Morey & # 39; s Houston Rockets viral manager tweet on October 4, expressing his support for Hong Kong demonstrators demonstrating the Southeast Asian nation's control over their quasi-autonomous region.
Morey tweeted an image with the text & # 39; FIGHT FOR FREEDOM STAND WITH HONG KONG & # 39; before he had removed the post less than a day later after igniting an international fire storm.
Chinese censors responded by forcing nationwide vendors to take the Houston Rockets merchandise off their shelves and scrapping the least mention of the team from its highly regulated internet, news and television providers.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver (right) and his union are struggling to repair gates with China, since Houston Rocket's general manager Daryl Morey & # 39; s viral tweet on October 4 tweets support from Hong Kong protesters demonstrating against control from the Southeast Asian nation about their quasi-autonomous region
The NBA has developed a $ 4 billion business relationship with China, the most valuable market outside of the US, to broadcast NBA games and to sell licensed merchandise over the last decade Quartz.
The competition issued a statement on Monday in which it apologized for the Chinese government.
"We acknowledge that the views of Houston Rockets CEO, Daryl Morey, have deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is a shame," said Mike Bass, NBA's Chief Executive Officer.
Many Americans have characterized the reaction of the league as a cowardly and hypocritical move that gives priority to money over human rights and freedoms.
Rodman wanted to remind Silver of his own experience in managing relations between America and another communist nation.
He and Jong-un started to commit to basketball and karaoke in February 2013, when America was trying to convince North Korea to accelerate its developing nuclear program.
Rodman writes himself to reduce the tensions between the US and the Hermit Kingdom and set the stage for Trump to become the first incumbent American president to travel to North Korea, who has still not given up his nuclear weapons.
& # 39; Without me, Donald Trump would never have done that & # 39 ;, Rodman said Page six in January.
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