Dennis Rodman : 90’s Icon Turned Modern Diplomat

90’s Icon Turned Modern Diplomat ⁣⁣⁣

Dennis Rodman was born for the spotlight. The NBA Hall of Famer, who once attempted to marry himself, was a household name in western media in the 1990s for a variety of topics. Most popular for playing a large role in the late 1990s Chicago Bulls Dynasty, Rodman never shied away from the limelight, famously sporting flamboyant hair styles and outfits throughout his career. ⁣⁣⁣
⁣In more recent years though, “The Worm” has been in headlines for reasons that may leave many taken aback. In 2013, Rodman became one of the first Westerners to ever meet with North Korea’s dictator, flying to Pyongyang for an exhibition basketball game. From that moment on he had declared Kim Jong Un a lifelong friend, and would go on to visit the supreme leader a handful of times, including a notable instance where he sang Kim Happy Birthday before a basketball game in January of 2014. Rodman has even used his influence within the totalitarian state for some good, playing a vital role in the release of a Korean American prisoner in 2014 by bringing light to the situation. ⁣⁣Dennis also paved the way for the recent infamous 2018 meeting of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore, where he attended but didn’t play a political role according to the President. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

So why is it that an NBA star met one of the most notorious dictators of the 21st century before any major from North America? Apparently Kim Jong Un grew up a huge Chicago Bulls fan, watching Rodman and Michael Jordan tear up the late 90s NBA. ⁣⁣⁣