Dennis Rodman: Kim Jong Un Is a 'Friend for Life'

There may be disunion at the Vatican amid Pope Benedict XVI's departure today, but take heart: In other places in the world, there are eyelash-batting feelings of unification and BFF-dom, and we have Dennis Rodman and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un...
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There may be disunion at the Vatican amid Pope Benedict XVI's departure today, but take heart: In other places in the world, there are eyelash-batting feelings of unification and BFF-dom, and we have Dennis Rodman and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un...
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There may be disunion at the Vatican amid Pope Benedict XVI's departure today, but take heart: In other places in the world, there are eyelash-batting feelings of unification and BFF-dom, and we have Dennis Rodman and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to thank. "You have a friend for life," Rodman declared to Kim, amid tens of thousands of North Koreans after an exhibition game in Pyongyang. News came out earlier this week that the eccentric Basketball Hall of Famer flew out to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters to play ball and shoot an HBO documentary. But a gesture of basketball diplomacy or not, Rodman clearly took his friendly overtures beyond the three-point line with his "friend for life" declaration to the oppressive leader and die-hard b-ball fan, who—need we remind you—houses gulags and a starving population rumored to have resorted to cannibalism. It's evident that Rodman is pretty clueless when it comes to Korean history, though, as he was quoted as saying: "Maybe I'll run into the Gangnam Style dude while I'm here." (Note to Rodman: The "Gangnam Style" artist Psy is from South Korea, where people don't eat their neighbors.). Rodman reportedly sat next to Kim during the exhibition game, and later that evening, the young hamster dictator was said to have gotten the basketball team and HBO film crew hammered on bubbly. It's a strange event of camraderie, in light of the fact the Communist leader set off nuclear explosions a couple weeks ago as a warning against the U.S.'s policy toward his country. But who knows? If the Pope can hang his tall hat and call it a day, maybe Rodman and the Globetrotters can soften the tension between the U.S. and North Korea. Crazier things have happened...right? Source: ESPN, CNN What say you? Do you think Rodman's new budding friendship with Kim Jong Un is good for US-NK relations?