The Odd Couple: Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-Un are Besties

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In what could be one of the oddest pairings ever, Dennis Rodman, former NBA star and body modification aficionado, met with North Korean Supreme Leader (his words, not mine) Kim Jong-un and are now “friends”.

Dennis Rodman visited North Korea last week on a two-day trip alongside the Harlem Globetrotters and VICE magazine staffers, who filmed the trip for a HBO documentary. In post-Pyongyang interviews, Rodman had some interesting / bizarre things to say about his experience with Kim Jong-Un. No mention of human rights abuses though.

“I love him. He’s awesome,”

“You know, he’s a good guy to me. Guess what? He’s my friend.”

“What I saw in that country … I saw that people respect him and his family.”

Rodman also offered up his solution to the ongoing US-North Korea tensions:

“He wants Obama to do one thing: call him … “[Kim Jong-Un] loves basketball. And I said the same thing, I said: ‘Obama loves basketball.’ Let’s start there.”

But alas, not even Dennis Rodman’s hard-on for Kim Jong-Un could keep North Korea from hating on America. The country’s Army spokesman announced today that North Korea would cancel its 1953 ceasefire agreement with South Korea amid speculation that China is collaborating with the U.S. on a series of harsh resolutions to be circulated at the U.N. The agreement between China and the U.S. on the draft sanctions is seen as a sign that China, a longtime ally of North Korea, has grown increasingly unhappy with the regime’s behavior. Perhaps it was all that nuclear testing.

If only this could be settled on the basketball court….

Via: The Guardian

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