go to MSN.com
Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Dennis Rodman racked up many awards on the court during his Hall of Fame playing career in the NBA, most notably claiming Defensive Player of the Year twice and being a five-time champion. Off the court, he hasn’t been as successful, but he’s hoping his recent peacemaking efforts won’t go unnoticed by the Nobel Committee. Rodman recently traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters to North Korea and eventually met with Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, and the former Pistons and Bulls star thinks he should get some rather lofty recognition for trying to mend the relationship between the United States and North Korea. “My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries,” Rodman told Sports Illustrated. “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 [President Barack 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.” Rodman claims that Jong Un, whom he considers his “friend for life,” just wants to talk basketball with Obama, and he doesn’t consider the North Korean leader a threat to the U.S. “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,” Rodman said. “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.” Obama reaching out to Jong Un and Rodman winning a Nobel Peace Prize might seem unlikely, but that’s not stopping Rodman from at least trying. The 52-year-old told SI that he plans to visit North Korea again in August to meet with Jong Un. “I’m just gonna chill, play some basketball and maybe go on vacation with Kim and his family,” Rodman said.

More from NESN.com:
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
2 Comments:
  • I love Dennis Rodman but he needs to go and sit down somewhere or start a basketball clinic for some inner city kids. Nobel Peace Prize winners have had a lifestyle of promoting peace not a one time act. I'm just sayin!
  • Dennis the Menace, you are a prize!
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Dolphins teammate on Dion Jordan: It’s a bad situation

Texans reportedly the favorite to be featured on ‘Hard Knocks’

Report: Goodell will not recuse himself from Brady appeal

Will Smith suspended eight games for 'foreign substance'

Report: Kobe Bryant likely to retire following next season

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Don Shula named in painkiller lawsuit from former NFL players

Kyrie Irving questionable for Game 2 versus Atlanta

Michael Sam signs with CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

Ex-A&M quarterback Kenny Hill transferring to TCU

Michael Bennett compares Pete Carroll to Willy Wonka

Jim Kelly: There is no doubt Tom Brady cheated

The Los Angeles Angels are finally finding their groove

Re-evaluating all 30 MLB teams at the quarter mark, ranked

Is virtual reality training the next leap forward for football?

Warriors a very shaky 2-0 against the Rockets

NFL icon Bud Grant zings Pats with Deflategate joke on Twitter

RG3 announces birth daughter's birth on social media

Don't listen to Nick Saban, the bowl system is just fine

MLB scores partial victory in minor league wage lawsuits

Ranking the NBA Playoffs' most significant injuries

WATCH: Will Smith ejected for foreign substance on arm

Guy behind NFL's social media trolling of Pats is a Jets fan?

In defense of 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dolphins teammate on Dion Jordan: It’s a bad situation

Earlier this offseason, the NFL announced that it had suspended Miami Dolphins pass rusher Dion Jordan for the entire 2015 season for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. That announcement came as the Dolphins were reportedly involved in trade discussions surrounding the enigmatic former No. 3 overall pick. To say that Jordan’s early-NFL career hasn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago

Texans reportedly the favorite to be featured on ‘Hard Knocks’

The Houston Texans are the favorites to be the subject of the upcoming edition of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” according to a report. The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain reported that the Texans were one of the finalists for the show along with the Redskins and Bills. A separate report said the Redskins do not want to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago

Report: Goodell will not recuse himself from Brady appeal

Roger Goodell wants to be the judge, jury and executioner in Tom Brady’s suspension appeal. The NFL rejected the NFL Players Association’s request that Goodell recuse himself as arbitrator in Brady’s appeal, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Friday. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said Friday on ESPN that the union would “increase the volume” of their request...
Via NESN.com
5 hours ago

Will Smith suspended eight games for 'foreign substance'

Well, that didn’t take long. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith received MLB’s punishment just one day after getting tossed for having a “foreign substance” on his arm on Thursday night. Per MLB Communications, Smith will receive an eight-game ban: Brewers pitcher Will Smith has received an 8-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his arm during last night's...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago

Report: Kobe Bryant likely to retire following next season

The last few years haven’t exactly gone according to plan for one of the greatest basketball players to set foot on a court. And it now appears that the end of Kobe Bryant’s tremendous NBA career is nearing. Bryant apparently told Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak that the 2015-2016 season will be his last in the NBA. “He has indicated to me that this is it...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago

Don Shula named in painkiller lawsuit from former NFL players

Hundreds of former NFL players have filed another lawsuit alleging that doctors, trainers and medical staffs from all 32 NFL teams pumped players full of painkillers to keep them on the field without taking their long-term health into consideration. A similar lawsuit that was filed last year around this time was dismissed in December after...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago

Kyrie Irving questionable for Game 2 versus Atlanta

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Friday that point guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround for Friday’s Game 2 versus the Atlanta Hawks in order to get further tests on his injured left knee. The team listed his availability for Friday night’s game as questionable. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is hearing that the Cavs are ordering an MRI on his knee to find out...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 hours ago

Michael Sam signs with CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

The Montreal Alouettes of the CFL announced on Friday morning that they have signed Michael Sam to a two-year contract. Sam, 25, spent time with the St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys but never appeared in a regular season game for either team. He was working hard to earn another shot in the NFL, but...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago

Ex-A&M quarterback Kenny Hill transferring to TCU

Kenny Hill is officially transferring to TCU. He is set to enroll on June 1, and will have to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules.
Via Gamedayr
12 hours ago

Michael Bennett compares Pete Carroll to Willy Wonka

There are more than a few people who are surprised when they learn that Pete Carroll is one of the oldest coaches in the NFL. Let’s face it — the guy runs around acting like a frat bro throughout most of the season. Defensive end Michael Bennett, who is entering his third season playing under...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.