Skip to comments.Leaving North Korea, Dennis Rodman calls the Kims 'great leaders'
Posted on 03/01/2013 7:22:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) Ending his unexpected round of basketball diplomacy in North Korea on Friday, ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman called leader Kim Jong Un an "awesome guy" and said his father and grandfather were "great leaders."
Rodman, the highest-profile American to meet Kim since he inherited power from father Kim Jong Il in 2011, watched a basketball game with the authoritarian leader Thursday and later drank and dined on sushi with him.
At Pyongyang's Sunan airport on his way to Beijing, Rodman said it was "amazing" that the North Koreans were "so honest." He added that Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung, North Korea's founder, "were great leaders." "He's proud, his country likes him not like him, love him, love him," Rodman said of Kim Jong Un. "Guess what, I love him. The guy's really awesome."
At Beijing's airport, Rodman pushed past waiting journalists without saying anything.
Rodman's visit to North Korea began Monday and took place amid 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.
Rodman traveled to Pyongyang 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.
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SOMEBODY NEEDS TO PUMP A BULLET THROUGH THIS FREAK’S HEAD AND LET HIME BLEED OUT!
I was looking for the satire tag. A confused man visits a confused country and gives it the thumbs up.
He is your typical NBA player who happened to be gifted with incredible agility, and like most other NBA players off the court as dumb as a box of hammers.
Kim is a great leader? He must have been thinking of Kim Kardashian.
Of course in Pyongyang, what else was he going to say? Let’s see what he says once he’s back over here.
Rodman should be grateful that some NORK peasants didn’t eat him.
Two freaks get together in a nation of zombie freaks. Freaky!
I was wondering what Rodman thought of the NK leadership.
He would be an improvement over our latest version of a SecState.
Coming from a foreign affairs mental midget. Nothing against midgets.
Can't imagine who the low profile Americans are.
Rodman is a freak, but nobody rebounded better.
He wasn’t that good on the court, honestly.
RE: Rodman is a freak, but nobody rebounded better.
Karl Malone once said that Rodman was a dirty defender who would pull your pants down to stop you from scoring.
Apparently Dennis has not gained any wisdom with age. A few less body piercings but no wisdom.
Now here's a guy who is stupid enough to be a member of Congress.
RE: He wasnt that good on the court, honestly.
He must have been extremely lucky to have played with great team mates.
5× NBA champion (19891990, 19961998)
2× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (19901991)
2× NBA All-Star (1990, 1992)
2× All-NBA Third Team (1992, 1995)
7× All-Defensive First Team (19891993, 19951996)
All-Defensive Second Team (1994)
7× NBA rebounding champion (19921998)
OK, but what’s really important is what Allen Iverson has to say about North Korea!
I love North Korea; they don’t have enough energy to practice
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