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Cliff Robinson's Wife

N. Korea Basketball Trip

Is a DISASTER

1/8/2014 5:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Cliff Robinson -- one of the ex-NBA stars who's in North Korea with Dennis Rodman -- knows his trip has turned into an international "train wreck" and expects serious backlash when he returns to the U.S. ... so says his wife.

TMZ Sports spoke with Heather Robinson -- who's appeared on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" -- and she tells us her husband initially agreed to join Rodman because he thought he could help "bridge cultural differences with basketball."

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But after Rodman went on CNN and defended the country's dictator/murderer Kim Jong Un -- while wildly screaming at the news anchor -- Heather says her hubby knew he had instantly become a part of a PR nightmare.

"The look on Cliff's face when Dennis was talking during the CNN interview, it was pure shock and confusion ... it's the look he used to give when a referee used to make a bad call."



Heather says Cliff and the rest of the players have heard the criticism -- but she wants everyone to know, "In his heart, [Cliff] did this thinking it was a good idea. He thought he was doing something good."

The team is scheduled to return to The States on Friday ... assuming Dennis doesn't pull any more stupid crap that would compromise those plans.

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1.

WickedSouL    

Leave Rodman there in NK, btw cliff wife is hot!

289 days ago
2.

TuxThePenguin    

This Rodman crap is gonna' get him in a LOT of trouble. I bet Obama's pissed royally, he's just not saying anything... yet.

289 days ago
3.

cheerio    

There's a special cell specifically for Rodman at Camp 15 in North Korea. The prisoners (who have been starved, beaten and worked until bleeding) are graciously allowed to dig own grave before being executed. Sounds like a perfect place for Rodman given his friendliness with North Korea. When (not if) Kim turns on Rodman, maybe he'll finally understand why everyone else is thinking, "WTF Rodman?!"

289 days ago
4.

Unbroken Chain    

In his heart? Why doesn't she tell us how much money this dictator is paying the players? Let's not sugar coat this thing.

289 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

BTW- a lawsuit was filed today against Jamie's Winston, Tallahassee PD and FSU by the rape victim. I hope she doesn't just settle and makes these people give depositions. This could turn into a huge story with this guy winning the Heisman and The national title

289 days ago
6.

Ron Fing Swanson    

He's as big a buffoon as Dennis Rodman for agreeing to do anything with that ass clown.

289 days ago
7.

boo boo    

He had no idea his trip to NK with Roan might end poorly? Nobody ever said athletes were smart.

289 days ago
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billson1234    

Im wondering if his wife has insurance policy on his ass and they are low on money and she needs her expensive goods so she did this hoping Kim kills his ass I mean Dennis was actually smart the way he handled the interview Kim killed his own uncle what's stopping him from killing a guy that's not a relative who is talking bad about him his actions and his country??? The are still over there a smart person would do what Dennis did did any of the idiots against him ever think maybe its all an act and he's trying to convince kimmy that he's a loyal friend and eventually he'll talk him into releasing that journalist? These reporters expect him to hound the man exactly how would that look to crazy Kim? To me it would look like you're not actually my friend you're someone with ulterior motives pretending to be my friend

289 days ago
9.

chifred    

The man is in debt...its sad but also a great example to athletes...pay attention to whats around you

289 days ago
10.

scott    

What a washed up POS

289 days ago
11.

Pillsbury Pancakes    

Rodman has a peculiar way of speaking, first you think it's Ebonics; then you realize he's slightly developmentally disabled.

289 days ago
12.

lisa    

I just want to know who in their right mind thought a trip to Nk with freaking Rodman would be a good idea?! You had to know sh** would hit the fan somehow!

289 days ago
13.

bernergirl    

Unless you got it cleared by the Secratary of State why would you assume sports could fix politics?

289 days ago
14.

billybob    

N. Korea, the N stands for N!gga?

288 days ago
15.

Sandra     

Cliff was out for money period. He has to know Rodman is an ignorant ass and by association Cliff is not much better!!!

288 days ago

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