Dennis Rodman did not take any money from the North Korean government during his crazy trip, according to his agent.
Darren Prince is the agent for the former ball player, and he revealed it was Irish betting company, Paddy Power, who covered the expenses for Rodman and former NBA players Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson and Charles D.Smith.
Rodman was forced to apologize Thursday for comments he made in North Korea about a detained American missionary. The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had the pleasure of the former basketball players' birthday wishes with a song at the start of a friendly game.
NBA Commissioner David Stern criticized Rodman's involvement in NK. Speaking to CNN this week he said, "The NBA is not involved with Mr. Rodman's North Korea trip and would not participate or support such a venture without the approval of the U.S. State Department.
"Although sports in many instances can be helpful in bridging cultural divides, this is not one of them." He continued and claimed that Rodman was infuenced by the ''a flash of North Korean money'' to stage an exhibition game in Pyongyang.
Rodman dedicated the game to Kim, who was with his wife and senior officials. The game attracted a capacity crowd of around 14,000 at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium. The former Chicago Bulls man called the event 'historic.' Some people, however, have stated that he's now a PR tool for North Korean government.