Dennis Rodman wants to ease tension between US, North Korea
Dennis Rodman may not have been the most “rational” player on the court during his heyday, but the retired forward is now looking to be the voice of reason for a far greater cause.
As tension between the US and North Korea rises due to threats of a nuclear war, the eccentric NBA Hall of Famer bared his intention to prevent such catastrophe from happening.
“I just want to try to straighten things out for everyone to get along together,” the five-time NBA champion told “Good Morning Britain.”
Rodman, of course, is one of the few people to have a relationship with North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-Un, whom he has visited on multiple occasions over the past few years.
The 56-year-old American also said that the feared dictator was “just like everybody else” and enjoyed “cool things” like singing karaoke.
“Every time I see him, he’s always calm, he’s always smiling, especially when he’s with family,” he told host Piers Morgan.
“We sing karaoke, we do a lot of cool things together.”
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“To me, in person, without all the things that have gone on on TV and potentially a war or something like that, if you see him just sit at a table, he’s just like everybody else,” Rodman added.
“He’s always laughing, smiling, talking to his people—that’s it.”
Although he has close ties with Kim, Rodman is also an avid supporter of US President Donald Trump, whom he publicly endorsed back in 2015.
“I think if the president even tries to reach out for Kim, I think it will be a great possibility,” he shared.
“Things can happen if Donald Trump, if they sit down, and have some type of mutual conversation. It don’t have to be like a friendship type of conversation, just a mutual conversation saying, ‘Hi, I would love to engage in some words and politics and over the history of your country and my country and just try to start some dialogue.’ I think that’ll open up maybe the door just a little bit.” Khristian Ibarrola /ra