Dennis Rodman goes one-on-one with Tucker Carlson


INTERFERENCE.>>Tucker: THE GREAT MARK STEYN. THANK YOU SO MUCH. PUSHING LEFT-WING POLITICS, HE TOUTS HIMSELF AS A SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS SPORTS LEAGUE BUT NEITHER ONE DARES CRITICIZE A MASTERS IN CHINA AND THEY DON’T WANT ANYBODY DOING ITS OTHER BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO LOSE MONEY. DENNIS RODMAN 15 NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS, BUT AFTER LEAVING THE NBA, HE BECOMES A INFORMAL DIPLOMATS. HE’S BEFRIENDED THE COUNTRY’S DICTATOR. HE SPOKE WITH RODMAN HERE’S HOW IT WENT.>>SO, WHEN YOU SEE LeBRON JAMES AND NOT JUST LeBRON JAMES BUT NBA PLAYERS AND COACHES UNWILLING TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THE CHINESE DICTATORSHIP, WHAT’S YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT?>>I LOOK AT IT — I THINK THAT NBA IS A GREAT SPORT AROUND THE WORLD. I THINK THE NBA PLAYERS HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO DO ONE THING AND TO PLAY SPORTS. I THINK — WHEN YOU PUT POLITICS WITH SPORTS, IT DOESN’T MIX. RIGHTS, I THINK THAT IN FACT, WHEN HE PUT POLITICS AND SPORTS IT SEEMS TO HAVE A DIFFERENT TWIST ON THE GAME OF THE SPORTS WORLD, AND TO BASKETBALL IS A VERY, VERY UNIVERSAL SPORT. IT SPEAKS VOLUMES AROUND THE WORLD. THE PLAYERS IN THE NBA HAD NO INFORMANTS ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON IN CHINA AND HONG KONG. I THINK IT WAS MISINFORMED OR THEY WASN’T MOVED IT TO THEM AND THEY WAS TAKEN PLACE RIGHT NOW.>>Tucker: I GET IT, BUT THEY HAVE GOOGLE AND SOME OF THESE GUYS — LeBRON JAMES IS SMART. NO ONE THINK SHE’S DOWN. IT LeBRON JAMES — HE SPENT YEAS CRITIQUING AMERICAN POLITICS, NO PROBLEM ATTACKING THE GOVERNMENT HERE BUT IF ANYBODY ATTACKS THE GOVERNMENT THERE SHOULD BE PUNISHED? HE SAID THAT. IT SEEMS LIKE A DOUBLE STANDARD.>>THE CULTURE AND HONG KONG AND THEN CHINA IS VERY, VERY GREAT A GREAT COUNTRY. I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE FACTS ABOUT A LOT OF PEOPLE IT’S A FORCE OF CULTURE AND CHINA OF HONG KONG HONG KONG. IT’S DIFFICULT TO CHANGE THE CULTURE OVERNIGHT. THEY’VE A CERTAIN WAY OF LIVING AND WAY OF LIVING. IF THEY PLAY WAS ORTS, IF THEY UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE OF THE ASIAN COMMUNITY THERE VERY LOYAL AND THERE VERY LOYAL PEOPLE. THEY SAY YES, THEY MEAN YES. IF THEY MEAN SOMETHING THAT’S VERY ON THE CONTEXT THEY TAKE IT IN THE WRONG — THEY TAKE IT IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. WAIT A MINUTE, HOLD ON.>>Tucker: OKAY, BUT WHAT IF YOU HAD A COUNTRY THAT WAS TAKING PEOPLE — MUSLIMS IN THIS CASE, AND PUTTING THEM IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS OR A COUNTRY THAT WAS EXECUTING ANYBODY WHO DISAGREED WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND SELLING THEIR ORGANS. IF YOU’RE AMERICAN’S ESSAY, I KNOW IT’S A DIFFERENT CULTURE BUT IT’S KIND OF DISGUSTING.>>ADVOCATES DISCUSSING, AND TO THE PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON, THE POLITICIANS, I THINK IT’S A VOICE. I THINK PEOPLE SPORTS ARE SPORTS, THAT’S NOT THE CONCERN. YOU CAN WHAT YOUR OPINION IN AMERICA BUT WENT TO GOING ACROSS OVER TO ASIA, CHINA, SINGAPORE, BASHAN, THE DIFFERENCE, IT’S A DIFFERENT WAY OF LIVING OVER THERE. YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY.>>Tucker: HOLD ON, I KNOW THAT’S COME UP WITH A CHINESE BUT HERE IN AMERICA WE ARE PROTECTED BY THIS UMBRELLA CALLED THE CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND WE CAN SAY WHATEVER WE WANT TO. LeBRON JAMES IT GOES WITH THE TEAM AND ANYBODY WHO CRITICIZES CHINA OUGHT TO BE CREDIT KNOW MIKE PUNISHED IN THE UNITED STATES. WHAT YOU THINK OF THAT?>>ITS UNDERSTANDING, INVOLVED IN POLITICS. I THINK LeBRON JAMES IS A VERY SMART INDIVIDUAL AND HE’S VERY CARING ABOUT THE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD AND ITS CHARITY DOES AROUND THE WORLD. BUT IF YOU GOT TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE DON’T KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT POLITICS. I DON’T WANT TO KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT POLITICS.>>Tucker: THEN IT SHOULD LeBRON JAMES CONTINUE TO COMMENT ON AMERICAN POLITICS?>>WE GOT THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.>>>>Tucker: EXCEPT FOR WHEN THEY CRITICIZE CHINA! AND LeBRON SAYS YOU HAVE TO BE PUNISHED FOR THAT.>>WE HAVE NO RIGHTS AS AMERICAN PEOPLE TO CRITICIZE CHINA OR ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IN THAT SENSE BECAUSE, YOU KNOW WHAT, CHINA THEY REALLY PRAISED AMERICAN PEOPLE. THEY LOVE AMERICAN PEOPLE. OF HONG KONG LOVE AMERICAN PEOPLE. CHINA, I MEAN, SINGAPORE, BEIJING, SHANGHAI. EVERY ASIAN COUNTRY LOVES AMERICAN PEOPLE ESPECIALLY SPORTS. SPORTS ATHLETES UNDERSTAND THAT BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY LOYAL TO PEOPLE. I THINK LeBRON JAMES UNDERSTANDS YOU KNOW WHAT, WHAT THE POLITICS BE POLITICS, LET BASKETBALL PLAYERS BE BASKETBALL PLAYERS.>>Tucker: I HOPE YOU WOULD LIVE BY THAT STANDARD TO. I’M NOT SURE I UNDERSTOOD A LOT

100 comments

  1. Rodman deserves the nobel peace prize for his bridging of divides between north korea and the usa through a shared love of basketball.

  2. I’m sorry but Dennis Rodman is a freak. HOWEVER I agree 100% that politics and sports don’t and shouldn’t mix. The late, great Elvis Presley, when asked for his opinion as a veteran on the Vietnam War, he wisely replied “Honey, I’m just an entertainer and I’d as soon keep that to myself.” And when the female reporter pushed it again, he just smiled, shook his head and politely said “no” and moved on to the next question.

  3. "Solid reasoning, Dennis. You are very consistent when it comes to your position on athletes and politics", said no one ever.

  4. Rodman loves too many drugs to even know what he's saying.

    The Constitution of The United States of America is NEVER tough to call.

  5. Athletes and movie stars need to stop using their wealth and fame to get attention. Period. They aren't our voice. Unless they are actually educated in the political world I don't want to hear it.

  6. LeBron James is dumb. And there is nothing wrong with that. He is really athletic and he should stick to what he is good at.

    The problem is that he acts like he is really smart, and it comes off as arrogant and foolish.

  7. it just proves that now money rules over integrity. We dont have rolemodels anymore just people playing roles and talking narratives to devide us rather than enlighten us. Lebron should be ashamed of himself and so should the NBA

  8. Okay I am now dumber after listening to the multiple contradictions and incoherent ramblings of a very ignorant brain damaged man.

  9. Dennis Rodman is nutty as a fruitcake.. with those long painted fingernails and those feminine horn-rimmed glasses he looks like a transvestite. 😵

  10. Lots of drugs on display here. A lifetime of abuse. Or just left-wing brain damage. Who am I to judge, same result.

  11. So in a nutshell we shouldn't criticize China because they are loyal with their money..? But Just forget about all that slave labor and child labor though..?! The liberal Democratic left Progressive socialists are the biggest snakes in our world.

  12. How about Americas Railroading of Jjulian Assange which is the greatest affront to Justice in modern times and is way more intrusive abusive and typical of Americas duplicity and absolute abuse of power. So stfu

  13. And I thought Carlson was smart.what he was trying to say is Asians have fundamentally different ideology and philosophically even see themselfs as an ego in a different light.not defending China but until more people understand these differences and how there different there will be major communication gaps.

  14. "Countries like China, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai" tells you all you need to know about Rodman's intelligence. I'm not learning anything from some dope who doesn't know countries from cities.

  15. I'm not sure why the comment section is bashing Rodman as if they were expecting much from an uneducated former NBA star. Doesn't make any sense why Tucker brought him on. It's like if Rodman brought on Tucker and interviewed him about how the NBA has changed since the 60s, would y'all say, "Wow Tucker is so stupid and incoherent." If this interview made you feel contempt for Rodman than i feel bad for you. He really is an inspirational human being

  16. C’mon, sport is FULL of politics.
    He’s taking a weak view because he doesn’t want to be bagged out.

    “China loves us, we don’t want to make them angry by telling them that killing and torturing innocent people is bad…they give us money”!

  17. Rodman thinks Beijing and Shanghai are countries. He doesn't know anything about geography let alone politics and freedom of speech. It's plain and simple the question put forth about the first amendment. You can criticize anything without being punished. Why do we care what ball players think anyway? Rodman can barely put a string of words together.

  18. Culture is different from government. It’s not the Chinese culture that should be criticized or changed, its the government, silly.

  19. I think I understand what Dennis was trying to say. When you're in America, say what you'd like to say, cause that's your right. When you're in another country respect their history and culture, don't make comments about them unless you understand their history and culture. Be respectful when you're in another country that's not your own.

  20. Dennis is 100% right. Keep actors, celebrities, and the owners of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, and Netflix out of politics. They're money people, not people people. Unless they have shown some sort of adept understanding of politics, they should not be talking about them because people are gullible enough to follow them as an authority on the subject….. and they rarely are.

  21. I don't understand everything about Politics, even though I'm learning more and more… But I understood NOTHING about what Rodman was talking about!!!

  22. "Putting them in concentration camps? … Ok for Americans to say something… kinda disgusting" This from the guy who supports putting immigrant children in cages because they were born on the other side of an imaginary line.

  23. Both the NFL & NBA exist due to public wants, not needs.

    Marxists don't concern themselves with wants.

    Middle and low income people spend their money to enjoy the excitement of talented athletes compete. Without it there is no league.

    LeBron fails to appreciate that.

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