Dennis Rodman Claims He Will Vacation with Kim Jong Un This Summer

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIMarch 11, 2013

NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman will reportedly return to North Korea to have a vacation with Kim Jong Un, CNN reports.

The supreme North Korean leader reportedly extended the offer to Rodman when the five-time NBA champion visited a few weeks back.

Rodman, who recently visited the communist nation, said he plans to vacation with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"I don't condone what he does, but he's my friend," Rodman told KXJB while in Fargo, North Dakota, for a promotional appearance.

Rodman, who was giddy throughout the interview, insisted the North Korean leader doesn't want war. 

Rodman and Kim sat next to each other February 28, watching an unusual basketball exhibition in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Whether the vacation will transpire remains to be seen, but given how enigmatic Rodman is, it wouldn't be all that surprising.

Rodman, a prolific rebounder in the prime of his playing career, is well known for his bizarre fashion sense and colorful haircuts, and has basically made a living as an off-the-wall character in his post-basketball life. 

Some of the more memorable off-court moments during his career include him starring in the 1999 smash-hit Double Team and wearing a wedding dress to his own book launch. And how could we forget his wonderful decision to take his talents inside the ring for a professional wrestling cameo?

Rodman certainly wasn't immune to controversy on the court too, though, with his famous tantrum in 1996 standing as one of the most iconic memories of the defensive star's instability. Not but a year later, he also kicked a cameraman in the nether regions.

So, in a sense, the latest claim to be packing his suitcase and frolicking around North Korea with Kim Jong Un isn't even that weird for Rodman. After all, the infamous world leader is reportedly a big fan of the Chicago Bulls, and has been a longtime fan of both Rodman and Michael Jordan.

But, in reality, this one is pretty out there—even for "The Worm." 


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