Dennis Rodman Sings ‘Happy Birthday’ To Kim Jong Un
This isn’t quite like Marilyn Monroe singing to JFK, but it does have the same feel of adulation.
“This was a test of faith. We stepped out into the unknown,” said former New York Knicks player Charles D. Smith, who has played similar games in other countries and has acted as the team’s articulate spokesman to balance Rodman’s famously outspoken character.
Smith said he was gratified to see the North Korean crowd enjoy the game, but he added that he had mixed emotions about the two-hour event.
“Emotionally, I don’t know what to feel,” he told The Associated Press afterward. “I’m indifferent. I’m not totally overjoyed.”
Smith said he and the other players did not join Rodman in singing the birthday song.
“We always tell Dennis that he can’t sing. He is tone deaf,” Smith said. “He did it alone.”