Dennis Rodman's Visit to North Korea Is Worth Three Points

Dennis Rodman is the kind of thing that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea needs more of -- six feet, six inches of genuine American subversion and pop culture punch. OK, so he and the Harlem Globetrotters, three of whom are with Rodman on his one-week series of games and youth clinics in Pyongyang, are not exactly the New York Philharmonic, which conducted one of the last high-profile cultural visits to the DPRK in 2008. But the combination of his body piercings, tattoos and colored hair with his five National Basketball Association titles and other awards is a walking reminder to every North Korean he meets that you don't have to conform to succeed.

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