Dennis Rodman, Still Looking For Attention, Tells “Sports Illustrated” He Could Win A Nobel Peace Prize

Here are five other insane things that the NBA Hall of Famer said in a new interview. (He’s on the cover of the mag holding an eagle.)

Dennis Rodman is back in the news — and saying some pretty crazy things. (Of all people, right?)

Among his comments to Sports Illustrated in this week’s cover story:

1. “Before I landed in Pyongyang, I didn’t know Kim Jong-un from Lil’ Kim.”

Jason Mojica / AP

That line seems a little rehearsed, actually.

2. “All I know is Kim told me he doesn’t want to go to war with America. His whole deal is to talk basketball with Obama.”

Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

3. “I’ve called on the Supreme Leader to do me a solid by releasing Kenneth Bae.”

Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images

Bae is an American who’s serving 15 years in an North Korean prison. Probably the first time the words “do me a solid” and “Supreme Leader” have appeared in the same sentence.

4. “My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries. Why it’s been left to me to smooth things over, I don’t know. Dennis Rodman, of all people. Keeping us safe is really not my job; it’s the black guy’s job.”

Lorenzo Bevilaqua / AP

The black guy, in this case, is President Obama.

5. “If I don’t finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something’s seriously wrong.”

Duane Burleson / AP

Yup, this guy.

6. “I’m just gonna chill, play some basketball and maybe go on vacation with Kim and his family.”

ROMEO RANOCO / Reuters

Oh, yeah, he’s going back to North Korea this August to vacation. Pyongyang is supposed to be lovely that time of year. That Rodman, so wacky!

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