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Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

A human rights group wants former basketball star Dennis Rodman out of the NBA Hall of Fame, thanks to the former Chicago Bulls star’s visits to North Korea. “The barbarous treatment received by this young American at the hands of his North Korean captors is sadly not a unique act”, VOC Executive Director Marion Smith said in a statement. North Korea has a history of mistreatment of its own people but especially American tourists, whether through torture or forced hard labor.On June 19, Warmbier died, just six days removed from his return to the United States after spending 17 months in captivity in North Korea.The two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year said he didn’t meet with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, during his most recent visit.Now, Change.org has chose to start a petition to expel Rodman from the Pro Basketblal Hall of Fame due to his chummy relationship with the powers to be in North Korea.The former National Basketball Association player has developed a relationship with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and recently visited the communist nation. Warmbier, a 22-year-old OH resident, was detained early last year after allegedly stealing a propoganda banner while visiting Pyongyang. Brain scans show that Warmbier suffered severe damage to his brain while in North Korea. The NBA Hall of Famer is perhaps the only person in the world who has personal relationships with both the US President – he participated on Trump’s pre-presidency reality TV show, “The Celebrity Apprentice” – and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. “They use pop culture figures to distract people when they have something negative in the press”.”I think people should be outraged that North Korea killed an American”, Smith said. “I was just so happy to see the kid released”, Rodman told Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan.”Later that day, that’s when we found out he was ill, no one knew that”. We have seen China has’t had much influence. Sports Halls of Fame typically consider athletes’ contributions away from competition and basketball’s Hall, which has more than 300 members, is no exception, although athletes and others are extremely rarely removed from pro Halls. “Doing so will send a message that all facets of American society, from sports to politics, will stand firm for our shared values and reject the shameless coddling of murderous dictatorial regimes”.