NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea

KHOU 11's Doug Delony reports

Dennis Rodman, the eccentric former NBA player, arrived in North Korea Tuesday, saying he is “just trying to open a door” on a mission that he thinks President Trump would support.

Rodman's publicist said he is in the rare position of being friends with the leaders of both North Korea and the United States.

"Headed back to North Korea. Thank you http://www.PotCoin.com for sponsoring my mission. I'll discuss when I return," Rodman tweeted Tuesday.

PotCoin describes itself as a "community-based cryptocurrency for legalized marijuana."

The NBA Hall of Famer, who wore a black t-shirt with PotCoin emblazoned on it, briefly spoke to reporters before his flight from Beijing to Pyongyang.

Asked if he had spoken to Trump about his trip, he said, “Well, I’m pretty sure he’s pretty much happy with the fact that I’m over here trying to accomplish something that we both need.”

Rodman appeared on two seasons of Trump's Celebrity Apprentice TV show. He was fired from the program in 2013 after misspelling now first lady Melania Trump's name.

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