Sports World Reaction To Dennis Rodman Not Going To Russia

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman informed that he was traveling to Russia to help facilitate the release of WNBA superstar Brittney Griner.

"I got permission to go to Russia to help that girl," Rodman told NBC News. "I'm trying to go this week."

But he changed his mind and he is not going to Russia because of discouragement from the United States government.

The sports world took to Twitter to react to this news.

"Damn they applied pressure," one fan wrote.

"He thinks he’s superman or something," another added.

"They literally negotiating a prisoner swap for her release. Him going was just gonna get in the way," another said.

Griner, who's been detained since February, was sentenced to nine years in Russian prison earlier this month.

The United States government has classified her as being "wrongfully detained".

And The US government has been working to get her home.

A senior Biden administration official said Rodman's efforts would've further complicated their current negotiations.