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Dennis Rodman wants a Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by Anush Elbakyan, Boston.com Staff  July 2, 2013 06:05 PM

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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman says he should be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Rodman made the comments in an interview with Sports Illustrated that featured Rodman in their annual issue of ”Where Are They Now?”

Sports Illustrated caught up with "the worm" at a horror show convention where he was signing copies of his children's book.

Rodman, who visited North Korea in March and watched a basketball game with the authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, reflected on his relationship with Kim:

“Fact is, he [Kim Jong-un] hasn’t bombed anywhere he’s threatened to yet. Not South Korea, not Hawaii, not … whatever. People say he’s the worst guy in the world. All I know is Kim told me he doesn’t want to go to war with America. His whole deal is to talk basketball with Obama. Unfortunately, Obama doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. I ask, Mr. President, what’s the harm in a simple phone call? This is a new age, man. Come on, Obama, reach out to Kim and be his friend.”

The former NBA star says his meeting with North Korean leader qualifies him for the award:

“My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries,” Rodman says. “Why it’s been left to me to smooth things over, I don’t know. Dennis Rodman, of all people. Keeping us safe is really not my job; it’s the black guy’s [Obama's] job. But I’ll tell you this: If I don’t finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something’s seriously wrong.”

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