Former NBA star Dennis Rodman said he intends to travel to Russia to help secure WNBA player Brittney Griner’s release.
Despite what it may seem, he isn’t the only one trying to get her freed.
While Rodman has developed some notable relationships with international politicians, the White House is reportedly confident in its ability to bring Griner home. In fact, they are working on striking a deal.
“A Biden administration official noted the U.S. is already working to strike a deal with Russia to secure Griner’s release and warned of complications that might arise if anyone else wormed their way into the proceedings,” Rolling Stone reports.
The U.S. travel advisory for Russia remains at Level 4, meaning: “Do Not Travel,” but Americans are still able to travel to the country.
In the past decade, the five-time NBA champion has made multiple visits to North Korea, developing a relationship with Dictator Kim Jong Un.