Retired Players Association speaks out against Rodman's KoreanExhibition

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The trip was intended to bridge the gap between the United States and North Korea but Dennis Rodman and other retired NBA players who made the trip are now being criticized.  Four time NBA All-Star Otis Birdsong, Chairman of the Board of the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), released the following statement:

“While we support international goodwill and diplomacy in instances deemed appropriate by our Board of Directors, it is important to clarify that the trip to North Korea led by Dennis Rodman and others was not sanctioned by the NBRPA and is not supported by our organization in any way,” said Birdsong “Under the right circumstances basketball can serve as a bridge to bring communities together, but these are not those circumstances. Standing alongside our partners at the NBA, we do not condone the basketball activities to be conducted in North Korea this week.”