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17:26  10 october  2019
17:26  10 october  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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Ambassador Rodman reporting for duty. The NBA is currently at odds with China after Houston Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey, sent out a In the wake of Morey' s tweet, a few of the NBA Cares events in Shanghai have been cancelled and the two Lakers vs Nets games scheduled to take

Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman on Wednesday offered to become the NBA ’ s ambassador for China amid the NBA ’ s row with the country over a general manager’s tweet about Hong Kong. Rodman posted a video to his Twitter account. He is seen holding up a photo of himself with North

Dennis Rodman wants to help make peace between the NBA and China.

Dennis Rodman wearing a hat and sunglasses© Michael Tullberg / Getty Images Entertainment / Getty

As the fallout continues after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters, Rodman posted a video on his Twitter account Wednesday in which he offered to serve as the NBA's ambassador in Shanghai.

Rodman is seen in the video holding photos of himself with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and United States President Donald Trump.

The former Chicago Bulls star has close ties to both Kim and Trump, and has offered on numerous occasions to help mediate between North Korea and the U.S.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued a statement Tuesday saying the NBA supports Morey's right to freedom of expression and that the league's position "is about far more than growing our business."

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