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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 10:20 am  |  24 responses

Dennis Rodman Says He Deserves Nobel Peace Prize Consideration


NBA legend and all-around madman Dennis Rodman continues to squeeze all he can from his recent trip to North Korea. For his efforts, The Worm tells SI that he should be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize for trying to thaw relations between America and North Korea: “My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries. Why it’s been left to me to smooth things over, I don’t know,’ Dennis Rodman says. ‘I’ll go anywhere that I’m needed,’ says the Hall of Fame forward who won seven straight rebounding titles and two defensive player of the year awards and was part of five championship teams during his tumultuous 14 seasons in the NBA. ‘I’m living famous and living infamous and enjoying the whole crazy carnival to the fullest.’ The latest episode in ‘As the Worm Turns’ took him to North Korea, where a stunt based on promoting basketball and democracy dreamed up for the season finale of HBO’s Vice afforded Rodman serious face and partying time with Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s Supreme Leader. Rodman even serenaded the reclusive dictator—whom he calls ‘really awesome’ and a ‘friend for life’—with Sinatra’s ‘My Way.’ Rodman on Kim Jong-un: ‘Fact is, he hasn’t bombed anywhere he’s threatened to yet. Not South Korea, not Hawaii, not … whatever. People say he’s the worst guy in the world. All I know is Kim told me he doesn’t want to go to war with America. His whole deal is to talk basketball with Obama. Unfortunately, Obama doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. I ask, Mr. President, what’s the harm in a simple phone call? Come on, Obama, reach out to Kim and be his friend.’ Rodman adds: ‘If I don’t finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something’s seriously wrong.’”

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  • IggI

    HELL NO!!!!!!

  • MUBWAR

    ‘If I don’t finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something’s seriously wrong.’” Someone forget to take there meds again

  • Jay Cutler

    Slam trolling for views and comments. Move along.

  • Dev

    Cocaine is a helluva drug

  • The Philosopher

    Wowzers…

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    A lot of the previous winners like Henry Kissinger, Barrack Obama, and Jimmy Carter are mass murderers… Dennis is way too peaceful to win the Peace Prize.

  • Ugh

    I opened this thread to type EXACTLY the same comment.
    Everybody go read “The trial of Henry Kissinger” by Christopher Hitchens. For starters.

  • initbruv

    Yeah and then read what Christopher Hitchens had to say about N.Korea.

  • fish.

    yawn… democracy, what a hypocrisy… etc etc… who polices the police… I’ve read some books you really should read them… etc etc…

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Hitchens was an absolute spineless piece of sh!t who championed the invasion (and genocide) of Iraq. But the stuff he wrote indicting Henry Kissinger and Mother Theresa was okay.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I’ve never seen someone act so chic about being dumb/ignorant before though.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    nope.

  • initbruv

    Ok.

  • initbruv

    But then again, you’re the guy who on one post championed Mugabe as being a “great leader” and then later tried to argue against homophobia (http://www.slamonline.com/online/media/slam-tv/2013/03/dennis-rodman-discusses-his-trip-to-north-korea-video/). Mugabe, by the way, being the man who said that same sex partners are “lower than dogs and pigs”. You’re more confused than Scooby Doo so I’m not sure why you voice your opinion ever. But apparently you’ve got some great sources that everyone is blind to right? You’re like Edward Snowden except without the fame.

  • Fish

    It’s just a bit predictable. I know something you don’t know… Open your eyes guys… The truth? You can’t handle it… Tres chic… Formidable!

  • Ugh

    I was going to recommend ‘Missionary Position’, too, actually.

    FTR, I don’t think he’s spineless, I just think he’s too egocentric to be consistent.

  • Ugh

    So the lesson to be learned here is that criticising criticism is more important than criticising the critics or defending what’s being critiqued.

    That’s not unpredictable, that’s just what Nietzsche called ‘slave morality’.

  • Fish

    Gosh bit of Nietzsche now. Congraters with that. Quoting others always does suggest a great depth of intelligence, nothing like a bit of reflected glory. It’s just not particularly groundbreaking to suggest that western democracies have checkered histories, as if lots of us underlings perhaps haven’t considered it. But maybe us mortals shouldn’t speak and allow you politically minded colossuses to bestride the landscape (or a post on a basketball website).

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    All I got from that was MUH FREEDOMZ. Next please.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    My point was really simple: Someone who writes a book about the crimes of Henry Kissinger, then turns around and champions the invasion of Ira–and propagandizes in favor of it–is a massive hypocrite who supports mass murder and imperialism. He might as well have praised Henry Kissinger.

    As for Mugabe, the homophobia is obviously bad, I’ve never defended that. But he’s also a hero of anti-colonial liberation struggles in Africa, and the person leading the indigenization program in Zimbabwe which is redistributing land from a handful of rich white colonists to hundreds of thousands of black farmers. In that respect he’s great.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    In other respects, he’s got some serious flaws. The thing is, his positive traits are something that’s lacking from the rest of the continent’s leaders.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I stopped reading after “western democracies”.

  • initbruv

    Sh*t I forgot I wrote this. I came home drunk and irritable late night. I agree with you about Hitchens. The Iraq thing killed his credibility. He never backed away from it either. And I do also respect Mugabe in a lot of ways. In short, I’m not sure why I came at you. I was just drunk and wanting to argue.

  • Fish

    You are both delightfully engaging, and very sharp witted. I must read here more often.

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