“Strangely Irrelevant” began the headline from AOL’s Sporting News last March, informing the world that 51-year-old Dennis Rodman had visited Pyongyang and hung out with ‘Fat Leader’ at an exhibition game between North Koreans and the Harlem Globe Trotters.
Rodman was pictured laughing and joking with Kim Jong-Un, and was reported to have stated after the game that the North Korean leader “has a friend for life”.
Time Magazine also, for some reason thought Rodman’s visit to the Stalinist mafia state was worth mention, and points out the distinct possibility probability that the faded ex-NBA star had no idea where he actually was, or who he was sitting with, especially after revealing his true genius by tweeting this…
Rodman: Maybe I’ll run into the Gangnam Style dude while I’m here.
The Gangnam Style dude responded soon after…
PSY: I’m from #SOUTH man!!! Kk
UPDATE: Rodman is now again in Pyongyang, apparently to hold an exhibition match between some ex-NBA players and a North Korean team in honour of Fat Leader’s birthday. He’s been making headlines again (along with truckloads of money) after a bizarre nonsensical meltdown during a CNN interview with Chris Cuomo this week.
This latest of Rodman’s four trips to North Korea has clearly been carefully timed (you know, with so little going on in the world at the moment) to announce via the global media his new self-appointed role as the unofficial voice of American international diplomacy, and that yes, he’s still an idiot.