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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:22 PM

Rodman tells Kim Jong Un he has 'friend for life'

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/dennis-rodman-tours-north-koreas-monuments

Rodman tells Kim Jong Un he has 'friend for life'
By JEAN H. LEE

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman hung out Thursday with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on the third day of his improbable journey with VICE to Pyongyang, watching the Harlem Globetrotters with the leader and later dining on sushi and drinking with him at his palace.

"You have a friend for life," Rodman told Kim before a crowd of thousands at a gymnasium where they sat side by side, chatting as they watched players from North Korea and the U.S. play, Alex Detrick, a spokesman for the New York-based VICE media company, told The Associated Press.

Rodman arrived in Pyongyang on Monday with three members of the professional Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy and a production crew to shoot an episode on North Korea for a new weekly HBO series.

The unlikely encounter makes Rodman the most high-profile American to meet Kim since the young North Korean leader took power in December 2011, and takes place against a backdrop of tension between Washington and Pyongyang. North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test just two weeks ago, making clear the provocative act was a warning to the United States to drop what it considers a "hostile" policy toward the North.

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Reply Rodman tells Kim Jong Un he has 'friend for life' (Original post)
jsr Feb 2013 OP
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 2013 #1
BlueStreak Feb 2013 #4
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 2013 #5
Robb Feb 2013 #7
Cali_Democrat Feb 2013 #2
frylock Feb 2013 #6
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #3
jsr Mar 2013 #8

Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:24 PM

1. Let's hope Mr. Kim doesn't take that too literally and kidnap his ass...... for life. nt

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:52 PM

4. Let's hope he does. :)

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:55 PM

5. Yeah but who would be the victim in that scenario?....... I kid

I kid. I don't really feel one way or another about Mr. Rodman.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:50 PM

7. Regardless, you should pitch this story to Disney.

I see tween blockbuster!!

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:26 PM

2. LOL



I've actually met Rodman a few times about 6 years ago in Newport Beach, CA.

He's really a nice guy.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:46 PM

6. never had the pleasure, but he does come across as being pretty sincere

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:36 PM

3. I'm a huge Rodman fan and think he'd make a perfect Ambassador to Korea. Go Dennis..n/t

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Fri Mar 1, 2013, 10:06 AM

8. Pics:

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Leaving NKorea, Rodman calls Kims 'great leaders'
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_NKOREA_RODMAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-03-01-08-39-17

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