And now, for your ‘What the…?’ moment of the day!
For years, North Korea has been off limits to Americans, but former NBA star player Dennis Rodman got the chance to work in a little basketball diplomacy during a recent trip.
He was there to film an HBO documentary with the Harlem Globetrotters. The eccentric athlete even met the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un.
That’s right… “The Worm” had more face time with the top government official than any other American politician, President Obama included!
On Sunday, Rodman made a bizarre appearance on ABC’s This Week to speak about his travels.
“He loves basketball,” Rodman said of the Supreme Leader. “I said Obama loves basketball. Let’s start there.”
When asked about how he felt about the Kim Jong Un’s threats of nuclear war and human rights violations, he didn’t seem too concerned.
“I hate the fact that he’s doing it but the fact is, you know what, as a human being, though, he let his guard down. He did it one day to me. I didn’t talk about that. I understand that,” Rodman explained. “I love the guy. He’s awesome. He’s so honest.”
Maybe someone should let the Chicago Bulls alum in on the secret that North and South Korea are completely different countries…
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