Rodman Asks Kim Jong Un for Big Favor
Rodman asks Kim to 'do me a solid,' release Kenneth Bae
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2013 7:51 AM CDT
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang, North Korea.   (AP Photo/VICE Media, Jason Mojica)

(Newser) – See America, Dennis Rodman's friendship with an oppressive, warmongering dictator isn't all bad after all: The NBA Hall of Famer and self-appointed diplomat has asked BFF Kim Jong Un to release imprisoned US citizen Kenneth Bae, CNN reports. "I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him 'Kim', to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose," Rodman tweeted yesterday. While he's at it, maybe Rodman—or, as we call him, 'the star of 1999 action-comedy classic Simon Sez'—could spare another 140 characters to ask his brah to chillax and not threaten his own country with nuclear missiles?

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May 9, 2013 7:50 AM CDT
Lets trade Rodman for Bae, sounds like a good deal.
May 8, 2013 9:13 PM CDT
While I hope it works I don't see why Kim would do it. Rodman can't give the DPRK food, he can't reduce sanctions. I don't see that he can give anything in return.
May 8, 2013 4:07 PM CDT
You know there's serious problems when Dennis Rodman has more sway over Kim Jung Un than everyone else.