Dennis Rodman has been spending a bit of time in North Korea, where he’ll be heading up a basketball tournament TODAY against the country’s players. He spent a bit of time there last year, as well, and seems to have struck up a bit of a friendship with Kim Jong-un, which is hilarious and bizarre and kind of terrifying. This game is in celebration of the tyrant’s birthday and features ex-NBA players Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker as well as Craig Hodges, Doug Christie and Charles D Smith, among others. Something tells me North Korea will win…
A lot of people have been looking to Rodman to speak out against the detainment of American Kenneth Bae, who’s been imprisoned there for over a year, though the exact reasons aren’t clear. However, they must be clear to Dennis, as he thinks Bae deserves it and Kim Jong-un is a pretty sweet dude. When he was asked about this in an interview, here’s how Dennis replied:
“Kenneth Bae did one thing… If you understand what Kenneth Bae did. Do you understand what he did in this country? Why is he held captive here in this country, why?… I would love to speak on this.
“You know, you’ve got ten guys here, ten guys here, they’ve left their families, they’ve left their damn families, to help this country, as in a sports venture. That’s ten guys, all these guys here, does anyone understand that? Christmas, New Year’s. I don’t give a rat’s ass what the hell you think! I’m saying to you, look at these guys here, look at them… they dared to do one thing, they came here!”
LOL, okay, so basically Dennis Rodman has no idea what the hell he’s talking about and is probably getting paid a shit ton of money to be there and is shitting himself over the thought that if he makes one wrong move, he could end up in Bae’s situation, too. But surely he’s not broke yet, so why even bother to go there? I don’t know, maybe he is that much of a fucking idiot (or on that many drugs) that he truly believes he’s “friends” with Kim Jong-un.