Dennis Rodman needed a timeout. He checked himself into a New Jersey rehab facility for a 28 or 30 day program. The outspoken and outlandish NBA Hall of Famer seemingly cannot hang onto his sobriety lately. Rodman's always been known as an odd bird, wedding dresses and brief marriages aside, but he's turned up the weirdness lately. He recently returned from a bizarre, and what many deem inappropriate, trip to North Korea where he hoped to spread 'basketball diplomacy.' If you're woefully unaware, North Korea is a notorious hermit state that is run by ruthless dictator Kim Jong Un.

Rodman calls Kim his friend. This "friend" just executed his Uncle and keeps thousands of men, women and children locked away in subhuman conditions, just because they don't agree with his politics. That being said, this trip may have been focused around basketball, but plenty of other countries play the game too. Choosing a different country would have help Rodman a lot in the court of public opinion. But, what really made Rodman's reputation sour was his comments about about Kenneth Bae, an American being held hostage in North Korea. In a tense exchange with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Rodman had the audacity to blame an innocent man for crossing the ironclad Kim regime and winding up imprisoned.

"If you understand what Kenneth Bae did... do you understand what he did?" mumbled Rodman.

Bae's was only taking European's on a tour. He wasn't doing anything malicious. After these remarks Bae's family rightfully complained. Rodman claims that he is sorry and chalks up the incident to being drunk. Darren Price, Rodman's agent, has been working overtime to make sure his client's image isn't damaged any further.

"Dennis Rodman came back from North Korea in pretty rough shape emotionally. The pressure that was put on him to be a combination 'super human' political figure and 'fixer' got the better of him," Darren Prince, said Sunday in a written statement. "He is embarrassed, saddened and remorseful for the anger and hurt his words have caused."

Oddly enough, last spring Rodman spoke about his plans to encourage Kim to let Kenneth Bae go home.

"I'm gonna try and get the guy out... It's gonna be difficult."

As Rodman is finding out, playing ambassador to the world is a lot more difficult than playing in the NBA. Let's hope his stint in rehab makes him learn from his latest indiscretions.

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