Rodman Declares Love for Kim Jong Un—for 3 Hours While waving about that dictator's manifesto: source By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Mar 5, 2013 9:37 AM CST 19 comments Comments Former NBA star Dennis Rodman speaks to the media at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, before he leaves North Korea Friday, March 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) (Newser) – Painful proof Dennis Rodman's love of Kim Jong Un is for real: The former NBA great reportedly spent three hours praising the North Korean dictator—and the manifesto Dear Leader has apparently penned—at an NYC hotel bar on Sunday. "He kept saying what a nice guy Kim is, and how Kim just wants to talk to President Obama about basketball," a witness tells the New York Post. "He was waving around a signed copy of the dictator’s huge manifesto, telling everyone they should read it." "Dennis was making a total jerk of himself," the source continues. "He wouldn’t leave, and he wouldn’t let anyone talk to him about shutting up, or what an oppressive country North Korea is." Another source dished on more typical Rodman-style bad behavior at the Time Hotel, where he's apparently a regular: "He is loud and does weird stuff. Like, he’ll come down to the front desk in his bathrobe in the middle of the night and make demands that people have to run to the store for him. He’s belligerent about it."