While it was amusing at first, many are starting to raise concerns about Rodman's actual goal there.
Dennis Rodman's coziness with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has rankled at least one human rights group, which has launched a campaign to get him removed from pro basketball's Hall of Fame in the wake of Otto Warmbier's death.
Now, Change.org has made a decision to start a petition to expel Rodman from the Pro Basketblal Hall of Fame due to his chummy relationship with the powers to be in North Korea.
"Rodman has always been known for his eccentricities, but this has gone too far", the organization wrote in a Change.org petition aimed at removing Rodman from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The former National Basketball Association player has developed a relationship with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and recently visited the communist nation.
While those sort of attempts are expected from fellow dictators it is appalling that they come from a once household name in American sports.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has started a petition on change.org calling for the NBA to remove Dennis Rodman from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame following his praise and defense of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.More news: Mexico Eliminates Host Russia From Confederations Cup
More news: Father of unified Germany Helmut Kohl dies
More news: Muslims across Arab world celebrate Eid al-Fitr holiday
This was met with a ton of criticism, especially considering the brutal ways of the North Korean regime.
Rodman has always been known for his eccentricities, but this has gone too far. "Individuals that praise murderers have no place being idolized by America's youth or in any Hall of Fame in the United States".
According to CNN, the petition may not have much effect on the Hall of Fame.
While calls demanding his removal from the Hall of Fame are growing, it's unclear whether they'll have any effect. "We can't allow people in our society to be friendly with a regime that is killing Americans".
Smith said Rodman's expulsion from the Hall of Fame would benefit the sport, and suggested a link between Rodman's visit and the timing of Warmbier's release.
Being friends with a megalomaniac dictator probably has its perks, though.
"This is about trying to bridge a gap to a country that people say is so bad".