Dennis Rodman, basketball star, wants to ‘straighten things out’ with his friend Kim Jong Un – Washington Times

(Washington Times) The nuclear impasse between North Korea and the West may have found a possible negotiator in retired basketball star Dennis Rodman.The former Chicago Bulls rebounder discussed his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an interviewwith British television Wednesday and said he’d like to “straighten things out” as Pyongyang inches closer to instigating nuclear war.

“For me to go over there and see him as much as I have, I basically hang out with him all the time. We laugh, we sing karaoke, we do a lot of cool things together. We ride horses, we hang out, we go skiing and we hardly ever talk politics. And that’s the good thing about that,” Mr. Rodman told Good Morning Britain.

“I don’t love him,” Mr. Rodman told interviewers. “I just want to try to straighten things out for everyone to get along together.”

Mr. Rodman, 56, has visited North Korea several times since Kim began ruling in 2011 and said the two have bonded over the years through their love for basketball.

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