When Dennis Rodman cried after his friend North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un met former US President Donald Trump
Dennis Rodman has been friends with Kim Jong-Un for some time. As such, it was an emotional day for him when Kim and Donald Trump met.
Over the years, there have been many NBA players whose actions on and off the court have been questionable. In recent memory, the likes of Kyrie Irving, Draymond Green and Miles Bridges come to mind.
However, one of the NBA’s most iconic problem kids is Dennis Rodman. The Worm is a notorious man, remembered for a number of bad seasons, especially his relationship with North Korea and Kim Jong-Un.
Despite the backlash, Rodman maintained his friendship with the North Korean dictator. So it was a big deal for the Hall of Fame when USA sat down to chat with Jong-Un.
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Dennis Rodman couldn’t hold back his tears as Donald Trump sat down with Kim Jong-Un for official talks
In 2018, the world witnessed a historic event, as the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea sat down for formal diplomatic talks. However, while it was a huge day for many people, it was much more important for Dennis Rodman.
In an interview with CNN, Rodman got emotional and even cried after the news. The 6’7″ four-time NBA champion recalled how he feared for his life in all the years he visited North Korea before the meetings, and exclaimed how happy he was that it happen.
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Additionally, Rodman spoke about his previous visits to the East Asian country and how he tried to secure an audience with former President Barack Obama, who rejected him.
Either way, it was truly a “great day for everyone,” Rodman included. Even to this day, he continues to consider Kim Jong-Un a “friend for life.”
Dennis Rodman was the catalyst for the release of American missionary Kenneth Bae
Kenneth Bae was an American missionary who was imprisoned in North Korea in 2014. However, while unconfirmed, Bae claims Rodman played a central role in his release.
Rodman, who previously defended Kenneth Bae’s imprisonment by North Korea, apologized for his rant and even wrote a letter calling for Bae’s release. A week later, the missionary was back home on American soil.
A true sign of the importance that Rodman had had in securing the steps towards diplomatic relations with North Korea.
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