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Leaving North Korea, Dennis Rodman calls the Kims 'great leaders'
Yahoo News ^ | 03/01/2013

Posted on 03/01/2013 7:22:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ending his unexpected round of basketball diplomacy in North Korea on Friday, ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman called leader Kim Jong Un an "awesome guy" and said his father and grandfather were "great leaders."

Rodman, the highest-profile American to meet Kim since he inherited power from father Kim Jong Il in 2011, watched a basketball game with the authoritarian leader Thursday and later drank and dined on sushi with him.

At Pyongyang's Sunan airport on his way to Beijing, Rodman said it was "amazing" that the North Koreans were "so honest." He added that Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung, North Korea's founder, "were great leaders." "He's proud, his country likes him — not like him, love him, love him," Rodman said of Kim Jong Un. "Guess what, I love him. The guy's really awesome."

At Beijing's airport, Rodman pushed past waiting journalists without saying anything.

Rodman's visit to North Korea began Monday and took place amid 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.

Rodman traveled to Pyongyang 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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: denninsrodman; dennisrodman; kimjongil; kimjongun; mikabrzezinski; northkorea; stephanopoulos; theworm

1 posted on 03/01/2013 7:22:27 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

SOMEBODY NEEDS TO PUMP A BULLET THROUGH THIS FREAK’S HEAD AND LET HIME BLEED OUT!


2 posted on 03/01/2013 7:25:12 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I was looking for the satire tag. A confused man visits a confused country and gives it the thumbs up.


3 posted on 03/01/2013 7:29:42 AM PST by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind

He is your typical NBA player who happened to be gifted with incredible agility, and like most other NBA players off the court as dumb as a box of hammers.

4 posted on 03/01/2013 7:29:57 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: SeekAndFind
When Dennis Rodman endorses you, you know then you got it made in terms of respect.


5 posted on 03/01/2013 7:30:54 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SeekAndFind

Kim is a great leader? He must have been thinking of Kim Kardashian.


6 posted on 03/01/2013 7:31:30 AM PST by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course in Pyongyang, what else was he going to say? Let’s see what he says once he’s back over here.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 7:31:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Rodman should be grateful that some NORK peasants didn’t eat him.


8 posted on 03/01/2013 7:33:44 AM PST by Stosh
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To: SeekAndFind

Two freaks get together in a nation of zombie freaks. Freaky!


9 posted on 03/01/2013 7:34:02 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: SeekAndFind

I was wondering what Rodman thought of the NK leadership.


10 posted on 03/01/2013 7:36:23 AM PST by Borges
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

He would be an improvement over our latest version of a SecState.


11 posted on 03/01/2013 7:37:43 AM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Coming from a foreign affairs mental midget. Nothing against midgets.


12 posted on 03/01/2013 7:38:32 AM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rodman, the highest-profile American to meet Kim

Can't imagine who the low profile Americans are.

Rodman is a freak, but nobody rebounded better.

13 posted on 03/01/2013 7:39:19 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Abathar

He wasn’t that good on the court, honestly.


14 posted on 03/01/2013 7:42:35 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: FatherofFive

RE: Rodman is a freak, but nobody rebounded better.

Karl Malone once said that Rodman was a dirty defender who would pull your pants down to stop you from scoring.


15 posted on 03/01/2013 7:44:09 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Apparently Dennis has not gained any wisdom with age. A few less body piercings but no wisdom.


16 posted on 03/01/2013 7:45:30 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind
He added that Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung, North Korea's founder, "were great leaders."

Now here's a guy who is stupid enough to be a member of Congress.

17 posted on 03/01/2013 7:46:11 AM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: Casie

RE: He wasn’t that good on the court, honestly.

He must have been extremely lucky to have played with great team mates.

Let’s see:

5× NBA champion (1989–1990, 1996–1998)

2× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1990–1991)

2× NBA All-Star (1990, 1992)

2× All-NBA Third Team (1992, 1995)

7× All-Defensive First Team (1989–1993, 1995–1996)

All-Defensive Second Team (1994)

7× NBA rebounding champion (1992–1998)


18 posted on 03/01/2013 7:47:58 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

OK, but what’s really important is what Allen Iverson has to say about North Korea!


19 posted on 03/01/2013 7:48:01 AM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

I love North Korea; they don’t have enough energy to practice


20 posted on 03/01/2013 7:53:50 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: SeekAndFind
I'll admit I've always been anti-Rodman Freakshow. It has been argued that Rodman's rebounding statistics should be discounted because he concentrated on rebounding to the exclusion of all else. I have to agree with Charles Barkley on this one.

Back when they were both still playing, Charles claimed that he could also get 18+ rebounds every night if that's all he ever did. And Rodman would have been a much better player if he had been more well-rounded.

Pistons, Spurs, Bulls... He never won a game by himself! :p

But of course you are welcome to disagree!

21 posted on 03/01/2013 7:58:38 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rodman, the highest-profile American to meet Kim . . .

Now, that there is funny!

22 posted on 03/01/2013 8:03:56 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Casie
It has been argued that Rodman's rebounding statistics should be discounted because he concentrated on rebounding to the exclusion of all else.

A good man knows his limitations. Rodman didn't need to score, and quite frankly, I don't want Jordan or Pippen grinding under the boards for a rebound.

23 posted on 03/01/2013 8:12:34 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive
Rodman is a freak, but nobody rebounded better.

And now he's just a bounder.

24 posted on 03/01/2013 8:17:08 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Casie
Back when they were both still playing, Charles claimed that he could also get 18+ rebounds every night if that's all he ever did.

I call BS on Barkley. If it was that easy to get 18 rebounds a game, why isn't everybody doing it? Rodman was a freak with amazing ability.

25 posted on 03/01/2013 8:19:17 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive
Its cool.

I think he was a one trick pony and ran up the only stat he was able. I think Barkley was right and there are many players that could reach those rebound numbers if that's all they ever did in a game.

And you feel he is a good man and knew his limitations, and was an asset to the game. :)

(Yeah, I'm teasing you a bit for calling him a good man. :p hehe)

26 posted on 03/01/2013 8:24:19 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Casie
(Yeah, I'm teasing you a bit for calling him a good man. :p hehe)

He was a male, but not not sure he was a man, LOL! I just love that Dirty Harry line and it makes good sense. A good coach, like Phil Jackson, gets the best out of all his players. A good coach adapts his game plan to get maximum value from his players, in a role where they can dominate.

27 posted on 03/01/2013 8:38:12 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: shove_it

True true. I was saying the other day; People complained about Obamas apology tour? Wait till they see Frenchy in action.


28 posted on 03/01/2013 8:43:57 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: US Navy Vet

Just keep an enemies list when the SHTF.


29 posted on 03/01/2013 8:44:11 AM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: FatherofFive
Good quote!

And though we may never have the same views on Rodman's contribution to basketball, we certainly agree on other more important things- like your tag line. :)

30 posted on 03/01/2013 8:44:51 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Obama had a son, he’d be just like this worthless POS!


31 posted on 03/01/2013 8:50:10 AM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

RE: If Obama had a son, he’d be just like this worthless POS!

Are you saying Trayvon Martin is the young version of Dennis Rodman?


32 posted on 03/01/2013 8:52:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

How much take-out did he bring?


33 posted on 03/01/2013 9:14:42 AM PST by onedoug
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