Nobody knows crazy like more crazy.
There’s no shortage of proof in this nutso world, but on the other side of the planet, an unlikely pair hit it off last week. Former professional basketball player Dennis Rodman and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un spent some time together and developed a truly unique bond in DPRK. If it sounds weird, it’s because it is. But it’s not that weird when you consider Kim Jong-Un and his notorious father, Kim Jong-Il, were huge Chicago Bulls fans during the dynasty years of Michael Jordan.
Of course, Rodman was on some of those Bulls teams. Since MJ didn’t accept an invitation to visit North Korea, they went after their second choice.
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After visiting with the North Korean dictator and seeing the country where a malnourished and imprisoned people reside, Rodman decided his new “friend” wasn’t that bad of a guy and President Barack Obama just needed to call Kim Jong Un and start a dialogue between the two nations. As a sports fan, I think it would be really cool if basketball was the reason why two bitter enemies finally found a way to get along, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And I don’t think Rodman is someone we should consider to be the rational man he’s trying to convince us he has become.
Rodman came back to the U.S. and tried to justify his friendship with a brutal dictator, which included this interview below on ABC News. It’s truly bizarre — like everything else Rodman has ever done — but it shows how quickly Stockholm Syndrome can develop, even if you’re just a friendly visitor to a dumpster fire.
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