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Silver: Rodman shed light on regime

Updated: January 16, 2014, 6:18 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- While critical of Dennis Rodman's trips to North Korea, incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the former All-Star also helped raise awareness of leader Kim Jong Un's "repressive regime."

Rodman took a group of retired NBA players to the pariah state this month to play a game as a gift for Kim, a move criticized by some members of the U.S. Congress, human rights groups and the NBA.

Rodman, the highest-profile American to meet Kim, has stressed he is not a statesman ...

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