“I love him. He’s awesome. I don’t condone what he does … [but] as a person to person – he’s my friend.” – Dennis Rodman speaking about Kim Jong-Un
Did he really say that? Did Dennis Rodman really say that Kim Jong-Un is his friend? How did this Rodman-Kim Jong-Un friendship come about? In a televised sit down on This Week with Georgia Stephanopoulos (ABC), former NBA star, Dennis Rodman talked about his trip to North Korea, to which he spent two days with the newly North Korea dictator. They seemingly talked about various things, and of course basketball was one of them. Kim Jong-Un declared his love for basketball to Rodman, who has retired from the NBA, having played for several NBA teams such as the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks.
The basketball talk lead Rodman to sharing a similarity between Kim Jong-Un and United States President Barack Obama. And that was of course…BASKETBALL! Rodman said that he told Jong-Un that the game of basketball could be the starting place of a conversation between the North Korea dictator and the American president, to which Jong-Un said “Have Obama to call me.”
“[Kim] loves basketball. And I said the same thing, I said, ‘Obama loves basketball.’ Let’s start there,” Rodman said.
Will Dennis Rodman be the one who’ll get President Obama to even consider calling the man who wants to destroy America? On the contrary and all politics aside, Dennis Rodman made HISTORY, being the first American to meet Kim Jong-Un. Perhaps he didn’t find Rodman a threat. No pond attended! Rodman plans to take more trips to North Korea in light of his new friendship with the North Korean dictator.
“I’m not like a diplomat,” Rodman said. “I’m [going to] go back, do one thing and find out more, what’s going on. Find out more.”
See Rodman’s interview regarding his visit to North Korea below.
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