Last year, when Rodman decided to take a team of wash-up NBA retirees to the Korean dictatorship the entire sports world looked at it as a spectacle of ridiculousness. Now, as the Worm has squirmed his way into the international spotlight as the self-described friend of Kim Jung-Un, who was educated in America and was a rabid fan of Jordan’s Chicago Bulls, our collective mouths are gaped wide in disbelief.
Despite everything conventional wisdom tells us about international politics, Rodman is now carrying the Trump flag with such fervor that he broke into tears during an interview on CNN. 2018 isn’t even at the halfway mark yet but things are bound to get so much stranger from here on out.
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman gets emotional talking about the road to the summit between the United States and North Korea.
However, as far as insight into Kim Jung-Un is concerned, no one outside of North Korea is as close to knowing the man who leads the most isolated country in the world like Rodman, especially since Jung-Un ordered the assassination of his brother Kim Jong-nom last year.
All of the political speak aside, Rodman’s move into international politics is indicative of how celebrity status often provides undeserved access to unqualified individuals solely because we liked what they did to entertain us.