Dennis Rodman, with his group of former NBA players in North Korea, was in melt-down mode on Tuesday during a live interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.  While the former NBAers, including Charles Smith, wanted to talk about how the game of basketball can serve as a diplomatic tool, Rodman was busy interrupting them to defend Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"Do you understand what Kenneth Bae did in this country," Rodman asked Cuomo.

Bae is the 44-year-old Korean-American who was arrested for attempting to establish a subversive base in the Communist country.  He's currently serving a 15-year prison sentence.

Other member of the former NBA delegation seemed uncomfortable with Rodman's comments during the interview.

"No, no, no, no. You tell me! Why is he held captive in this country," Rodman shouted.

Last year, Rodman Tweeted Jong Un a personal request:   “do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae Loose”

Bae remains in a North Korean prison.

Watch segment on CNN