Kim has the power to grant special pardons under the North's constitution. Rodman first met Kim -- a die-hard basketball fan -- during a visit in February to promote the sport and make a film. U.S. officials frowned on the trip for giving the young leader a propaganda boost. In the weeks that followed, after U.N. sanctions imposed in early March over Pyongyang's February nuclear test, North Korea threatened Washington and Seoul with nuclear and missile strikes and shut down an inter-Korean factory in the North. Rodman, however, suggested "basketball diplomacy" could warm relations and said that Kim wanted President Barack Obama to pick up the phone and call him. He has called Kim an "awesome guy." Rodman's trip comes as the rival Koreas pursue diplomacy meant to restart several co-operative projects that were scrapped as tensions rose in recent years, including the jointly run factory complex in the North Korean border city of Kaesong. While there is skepticism about Pyongyang's intentions, the warming ties have been welcomed in Seoul. Outside analysts have said Pyongyang is likely using Bae as bait to win diplomatic concessions in a standoff over its nuclear weapons program. North Korea denies this. Pyongyang accuses Bae of trying to establish an anti-Pyongyang base in the North.
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Weve already covered some of the new additions including crew mode , as well as the LeBron James-created soundtrack so its only right we check out the new trailer. Backed by Nas Hate Me Now from his grimace-inducing Puff Daddy collaboration on the 1999 album I Am, this trailer features some of the biggest stars in the game. It shows Derrick Roses herky-jerky jump stop in the lane, Rajon Rondos dazzling dribble-drives, Harrison Barnes vertical, James Hardens 3-point celebration, and of course LeBron James open court rim-rocker. Now we just want them to release it because once that happens the next NBA season is less than a month away!!! Its hard to glean a lot more than a quick reaction to the new game itself, since not everyone has gotten a chance to play the demo, but its still got us excited for the new season. What do you think?
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