Rodman’s Available To “Offer Expertise” For Trump-Kim Nuclear Summit

    Dennis Rodman is singing the praises of Donald Trump for the Presidents controversial, planned meeting with Kim Jong Un. Trump hopes to secure a nuclear deal with the North Koreans, seeking for Kim to give up his nuclear program. 

    In fact, the former NBA star who has formed a deep and unique bond with the North Korean dictator will be in Singapore during President Trumps summit with Jong Un next week, The Post has learned and his PR guy said Rodman will be available if his expertise is needed during the touchy negotiations. 

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    According to reports, The Worm will arrive in the country a day before the June 12 sit down and sources said he could even play some sort of role in the negotiations.

    No matter what you might think about his presence. One things for sure the ratings will be huge, a source said. A lot of times in situations that involve complex diplomacy countries like to identify ambassadors of goodwill and whether you agree with it or not Dennis Rodman fits the bill.

    Rodman, who has traveled five times to North Korea and once assembled his own group of former NBA players to play a team of DPRK players in what Rodman described as an act of  basketball diplomacy., told a website that Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are pretty much the same. 

    Not exactly a ringing endorsement for Trump to be likened to a dictator, but appropriate under the circumstances. 

    Rodman, one of the few Americans to have met North Koreas leader, tells The Associated Press he looks forward to returning to the pariah nation for basketball diplomacy in the coming months and he’s ecstatic that two of his boys are getting along. 

    He says: Well done, President Trump. Youre on the way to a historical meeting no U.S. president has ever done.

    Rodman adds, Please send my regards to Marshal Kim Jong Un and his family.

    New York Post on Twitter

    EXCLUSIVE: Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for Trump-Kim summit https://t.co/3HR79asZwX

    Rodman is basically taking credit for making the union happen. 

    In an April interview with TMZ, Rodman said that Kim didnt understand the president until he traveled to the increasingly isolated nuclear-armed city of Pyongyang to deliver the North Korean strongman a copy of Trumps ghost-written book, The Art of the Deal, for his birthday in 2017.

    Some folks suggested that President Trump actually sent Rodman on an undercover diplomatic mission. 

    At the same time, Rodman denies his involvement in politics.  

    I dont want to take all the credit. I dont want to sit there and say, I did this, I did that. Thats not my intention, Rodman told the website.

    My intention was to go over and be a sports ambassador to North Korea so people understand how the people are in North Korea. I think that has resonated to this whole point now.

    The Trump administration has been the epitome of unconventional if nothing else. Everything we’ve come to accept about politics has been thrown aside for Trumps whimsical and self-centered approach. 

    The success of Trumps first major international crisis and the first test of his diplomatic negotiation skills as POTUS could be greatly influenced by the words of Dennis Rodman, a man who could barely manage his life throughout his NBA career and in retirement. 

    Can we get a prayer from the congregation? 

    JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.