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.”

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

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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.”


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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