Former NBA player Dennis Rodman has announced that he plans to visit Russia to seek the release of WNBA player Brittney Griner.

As we all know by now, Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison on drug charges earlier this month.

Rodman says he is going to Russia to try to help, but a senior Biden administration official says he is more likely to hurt than help.

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If Rodman goes to Russia, it won’t be the first time he has conducted informal diplomacy with an international leader who has strained relations with the U.S.

Rodman has cultivated a relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the past decade, causing quite a stir after being seen hanging out with the dictator in a “bromance” of sorts, and he even called Russian President Vladimir Putin “cool” after a 2014 trip to Moscow.

In 2018, Rodman showed up on the sidelines of former President Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim in Singapore. And he has credited himself with helping to secure the release of American Kenneth Bae from North Korea.

Well, we will just have to wait and see if he does more harm than good.

When it comes to Dennis Rodman, you never know what you are going to get.


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