Dennis Rodman has named a team of former NBA players to participate in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea. Giannis Antetokounmpo Jersey . Rodman leads a team that includes former NBA All-Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker. Craig Hodges, Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith are on the team, as well. They will play against a top North Korean Senior National team on Jan. 8, marking Kim Jong Uns birthday. Rodman is the highest profile American to meet Kim since the leader inherited power from his father in late 2011. Rodman calls the game his version of "basketball diplomacy." "My previous travels have allowed me to feel the enthusiasm and warmth of fans," Rodman said. "The positive memories and smiles on the faces of the children and families are a testament to the great efforts we have put into fulfilling our mission wherever we go voiding any politics. We are all looking forward to arriving in Pyongyang, meeting the citizens, visiting various charities and using the opportunity to develop new relationships that result in our annual return." Rodman made his latest visit to North Korea shortly before Christmas to train the North Korean basketball team, though he did not meet with Kim. Rodman, known as much for his piercings, tattoos and bad behaviour as he was for basketball, travelled to the secretive state for the first time last February with the Harlem Globetrotters for an HBO series produced by New York-based VICE television. Rodman has called Kim a "friend for life." Rodman said his trips would not be affected by the recent execution of Kims uncle. Smith, who played for the New York Knicks, said he was looking forward to the game with Rodman. "Dennis and I are total opposites but we work very well together," Smith said. "Dennis is one of the few people I know that doesnt just talk but actually lives a culturally diverse life. We have travelled everywhere together so I was not surprised with his first visit to North Korea. "Cultural exchange is about sharing. Sharing ideas and thoughts on education, culture and life." Rodman has been criticized for not talking about North Koreas human rights record, described as one of the worlds worst by activists, the U.S. State Department and North Korean defectors. The defectors have repeatedly testified about the governments alleged use of indiscriminate killings, rapes, beatings and prison camps holding as many as 120,000 people deemed opponents of authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, the third generation of his family to rule. Rashad Vaughn Jersey . Trailing 5-4 in the third set, the 12th-ranked Isner fought off two match points and evened it at 5-5 with consecutive aces. The former University of Georgia star had his only service break of the match to go up 6-5 before firing the last four of his 30 aces to close out Ginepri, an Atlanta resident ranked 281st. Mirza Teletovic Jersey .C. -- The Charlotte Bobcats said head coach Steve Clifford underwent a successful procedure Friday to have two stents placed in his heart. http://www.nbabucksproshop.com/Authentic-Thon-Maker-Bucks-Jersey/ . Spains victory rendered Frances 3-0 win against Finland meaningless as Spain needed just one point to secure passage to Brazil. Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema scored either side of Joona Toivios own-goal as France advanced to the playoff among the eight best second-place finishers.2. Rio Ferdinand plays a Prank on Wayne Rooney3. Buck Showalter Pranks Orioles Pitcher Darren ODay4.Prank on North Carolina Senior QB Bryn Renner5. SportCentres Top Ten Sports PranksAnd as a bonusCabbie talked to some baseball players about their notorious love for pranks in this classic Cabbie Presents segment White NFL Jerseys CheapYouth NFL Jerseys ChinaWholesale Jerseys 2020Stitched NFL JerseysCheap NFL Autographed JerseysCheap NFL JerseysDiscount Jerseys ' ' '