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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 3:30 pm  |  15 responses

Dennis Rodman Told North Korea’s Supreme Leader He’s a ‘Friend for Life’


As you know, Dennis Rodman is in North Korea as the planet’s only hope against all-out nuclear war (through “basketball diplomacy”, d’uh.) Anyway, The Worm and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un have become BFFs (after eating and getting drunk together at Kim’s palace), and the world is now a better place for it. Per the AP: “You have a friend for life,’ Rodman told Kim before a crowd of thousands at a gymnasium where they sat side by side, chatting as they watched players from North Korea and the U.S. play, Alex Detrick, a spokesman for the New York-based VICE media company, said. Rodman arrived in Pyongyang on Monday with three members of the professional Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy and a production crew to shoot an episode on North Korea for a new weekly HBO series. The unlikely encounter makes Rodman the most high-profile American to meet Kim since the young North Korean leader took power in December 2011, and takes place against a backdrop of tension between Washington and Pyongyang. North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test just two weeks ago, making clear the provocative act was a warning to the United States to drop what it considers a ‘hostile’ policy toward the North. Kim, a diehard basketball fan, told the former Chicago Bulls star he hoped the visit would break the ice between the United States and North Korea, VICE founder Shane Smith said. [...] Rodman’s agent, Darren Prince, said Rodman wasn’t concerned about criticism about making a visit to an enemy nation. ‘Dennis called me last night and said it’s been a great experience and he made this trip out of the love of the USA ,’ he said. ‘It’s all about peace and love.’”

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  • 1982

    Anything that happens on this field trip will sound like an Onion Headline.

  • jaycee

    get in where you fit in DR.

  • robb

    I thought it was. Oh well…

  • Zabbah

    Slam, your writer’s are not in 3rd grade. Please use paragraphs, for fuck’s sake.

  • bike

    Kim Jong-Un is 5’5″ and Rodman is like, what 6’8″? Just picture The Worm rubbing Kim’s head, calling him his little buddy, and suggesting they go get fu*ced up and fire off a nuclear device.

  • VictorDeLaWood

    What if Rodman can single handedly end conflict between DPRK and South Korea? That would be amazing.

  • Word

    Say’s the translator.

  • Word

    says*

  • danpowers

    tears of joy run just left my eyes

  • anon

    Yeah, yeah, it’s all fun photo-ops and good times until you realize that the country is a police state full of starving people and the ruling elite don’t give a s–t about anything except getting a nuke.

  • will

    this is messed up. kim is a BAD DICTATOR and he conducted nuclear tests and rodman just goes up to him like kim did nothing bad… thats really messed up

  • Sam

    Could we please ask for paragraphing in every story? Upvote it too? (Being serious here.)

  • Sam

    This could hopefully lead to some diplomacy.

  • The Mauve Avenger

    I used this article for my IT assignment. Just saying,

  • Mike From Spain

    When I first read the headline I thought of all the things that could go wrong, what if Dennis Rodman did something that Kim considered a case for war? But it went better than expected and it looks like the Worm did well

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