Dennis Rodman's next task as a diplomat and ambassador to North Korea: to take some basketball players there to play a game.

Via USA Today Rodman says he's been invited to take a team of 12 former NBA players to play a game in North Korea early next year.

“I'm not a joke” Rodman said at a press conference. “Take me seriously.”

Rodman's wishlist of players would include Karl Malone and Scottie Pippen.

Rodman just recently returned from his second trip to North Korea and came home with a message blasting the United States and President Obama.

Rodman said he believes sports could be the olive branch needed to bridge the gap between North Korea and the United States.