BROMANCE ALERT. Dennis Rodman is back from his trip to North Korea where he and the Harlem Globetrotters were allowed to meet with “lifelong” basketball fan Kim Jong-un, son of former nightmarish dictator (and butt of lesbian jokes) Kim Jong-il.
In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC, Rodman, who seems to have picked up a Barbados accent during his travels, tried his hand at foreign affairs, pleading for the president to have a talk with his new best friend.
“He wants Obama to do one thing: Call him,” the five-time NBA championship ring-holder told Stephanopoulos, adding that Kim does not want to “do war.”
“He loves basketball. And I said the same thing, I said, ‘Obama loves basketball.’ Let’s start there,” Rodman said.
Put aside the ridiculous idea that two countries with as much history as America and North Korea could bond because their leaders share a common interest (the whole thing is too oddly reminiscent of Osama Bin Laden’s love for Whitney Houston), and imagine Barack and Kim playing one-on-one…
This needs to happen. Almost as much as that Saturday Night Live skit with Bobby Moynihan and Jay Pharoah as Kim Jong-un and Dennis Rodman during Weekend Update needed to (and did) happen.
Almost as good as Amy Poehler’s impression of Jong-un’s father.
[Random Fact: Now-deceased Kim Jong-il was said to be absolutely bonkers for Michael Jordan.]