It all started when former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman was invited on a “basketball diplomacy” trip to North Korea. It turns out that he and North Korea’s totalitarian leader, Kim Jong Un, became fast friends.
The two of them palled around together for days, attending a sporting event, visiting an aquarium, and sharing drinks. They became the biggest odd couple since Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley, or Milton Berle and RuPaul, or Monica and Chandler.
Here’s Rodman’s spectacularly bizarre appearance on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” following his return:
Ignore, if you can, Rodman’s “dollar bills” jacket, his multiple facial piercings, and his dark sunglasses. Focus instead on what he said about Kim Jong Un:
“I love him. The guy’s awesome … he was so honest.”
“I saw that people respect him and his family.”