Dennis Rodman: Give me Nobel Prize, please

"If I don’t finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something’s seriously wrong.”

Topics: dennis rodman, Nobel Prize, Barack Obama, Kim Jong-un, North Korea,

Dennis Rodman: Give me Nobel Prize, please (Credit: AP)

Kim Jong Un BFF Dennis Rodman would like a Nobel Prize for hanging out with the Supreme Leader of North Korea, arguably the most reviled leader in the world, whom he has dubbed an “awesome” and “great guy.”

After becoming the first American to meet Kim Jong Un under the guise of “basketball diplomacy,” the former NBA star tells Sports Illustrated that “my mission is to break the ice between hostile countries”:

“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.”

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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