24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site


Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Dennis Rodman Says Kim Jong Un is an "Awesome Guy"

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ending his unexpected round of basketball diplomacy in North Korea on Friday, ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman called leader Kim Jong Un an "awesome guy" and said his father and grandfather were "great leaders."

Rodman, the highest-profile American to meet Kim since he inherited power from father Kim Jong Il in 2011, watched a basketball game with the authoritarian leader Thursday and later drank and dined on sushi with him.

Source: AP. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • John Galt||

    It's okay, Dennis, most of us quit thinking you were an "awesome guy" long ago. It's unlikely many, if hardly any, will ever even hear about your latest asinine statments.

  • freeAgent||

    I'm shocked that he could say something so ignorant. People responsible for the misery, imprisonment, and death of tens of millions of others do not in any way qualify as "awesome guys" and "great leaders".

    Also, WTF Obama administration?

    The Obama administration had frowned on the trip by Schmidt, who was accompanied by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, but has avoided criticizing Rodman’s outing, saying it’s about sports.

    So, when Eric Schmidt went to the country but didn't meet with Kim, he gets criticized. However, when Rodman has a party with Kim and later calls him a great guy, it's about sports?